2008 May 31: Urban issues policy conference

Help develop Green Party policy.UofT Alumni Greens presents, in association with Toronto Greens:

Urban Issues Policy Conference
Saturday, 2008 May 31, 9am-5pm
O.I.S.E. room 2212
252 Bloor Street West

Accessible from St. George Station.
Registration is free, donations gratefully accepted.
Lunch will be provided.

Help develop integrated urban-relevant policy. Send federal-level proposals to the GPC convention in September. You do not have to be a member of the Green Party to participate in this event.

There are three ways to get involved; see details below:

  1. Come to the conference and participate.
  2. Join a policy group and help prepare that policy area ahead of the conference.
  3. Help out with the event.

Also, bring any policies you have developed for the GPC BGM, whether or not they have to do with urban issues. This will be a great place to collect endorsements on the final day to submit policy resolutions.

1.  Pre-register for the conference before May 27 at: adriana@danforthgreens.ca

Lunch will be provided for pre-registered participants.

2.   Get on board with a policy team. Contact Adriana at: adriana@danforthgreens.ca

You do not have to be a Green Party member to help develop Green Party policy. We especially encourage people with expertise in particular policy areas to lend us their insights. You do have to be a GPC member to sponsor a policy.

  • The current policy groups are:
  • Waste
  • LGBT
  • Affordable housing, Homelessness, Poverty, Social justice, Labour
  • Urban crime, Ethnic profiling by police, Tasers
  • Transit
  • Smog, Air quality
  • Toxics, Community right-to-know
  • Municipal powers and funding
  • Building code, Community planning, Retrofit planning
  • Energy
  • Immigration, Multiculturalism, Discrimination, Racial profiling, Growth, Population strategy
  • Family, Leisure, Safety
  • Urban food
  • Business, corporate reform

3.  We could really use some help with registrations, communication, and organizing on the day of the event. Contact Adriana at: adriana@danforthgreens.ca

Finally, if you are working on any policy that doesn’t deal specifically with urban issues,
please bring it to the event. We’ll have a location where Green Party members can look over the policies proposed and sponsor those they support. The conference will be held on the final day
for submissions to the GPC policy conference in September.

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