(Ottawa, Ontario): The Green of Ontario supports the City of Ottawa's request for the province to establish diversion targets for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) waste. Ontario’s overall diversion rates are still well below targets established a decade ago. To achieve the province's goal of a 60% diversion rate the IC&I sector must be addressed. Read more »
(Ottawa, Ontario) A key takeaway from the City of Ottawa's Greenhouse Gas Rountable session is an obvious appetite for short term action among participants, and agreement that a Property Asessessed Payments for Energy Retrofit program (PAPER) is something the City of Ottawa can achieve in short order. Read more »
OTTAWA – From 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, March 23, the Ottawa Centre Greens will be hosting an Earth Hour event on Parliament Hill. The event, which has become an annual tradition for the Ottawa Centre Greens, is part of a worldwide initiative spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund to support urgent action on climate change. Read more »
(Ottawa): Kevin O'Donnell, Green Party candidate in Ottawa Centre, congratulates Jennifer McKenzie for winning the NDP nomination in Ottawa Centre, but questions the NDP's choice of threatening an election over auto insurance.
"I look forward to getting to know Jennifer more throughout the next campaign," says O'Donnell. "Jennifer will do an excellent job communicating her party's priorities, though I'm concerned the NDP have chosen the wrong ones." Read more »
(Ottawa): The Green Party supports the Hintonburg Community Association's call for a ban on corporate donations to municipal election campaigns. After thirty-two community associations in Ottawa declared a loss of faith in the Ottawa planning process, ending corporate donations is a vital step in restoring resident's trust in local government. Read more »
(Ottawa, Ontario): The Beer Store's monopoly needs to be broken to protect consumers, create local jobs in the craft brewery industry, and offer more choice to beer consumers. Attending Ottawa's first Brewery Market event, Deputy Leader Kevin O'Donnell introduced the Green Party of Ontario's initiative to allow local craft breweries to open retail stores and cooperate on wholesale distribution. Read more »
Deputy Leader Kevin O'Donnell (Ottawa Centre) will announce the Green Party's proposal to break up The Beer Store's monopoly on retail stores and wholesale distribution, as well as the party's plan to support local craft breweries.
Where: Ottawa Brewery Market, 1000 Wellington Street West (Hintonburg)
When: October 13, 12:15pm
Who: Green Party of Ontario Deputy Leader Kevin O’Donnell
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Ottawa, Ontario - The NDP-Conservative HST alliance to borrow $350 million is an opportunistic ploy that will reward big energy users - often the wealthiest - and drive up provincial debt. Read more »
Today, Green Party of Ontario (GPO) Leader Mike Schreiner joined Neil Metheral, owner of Dunedin’s Metheral Meats, to announce the Green Party’s plan to end the one-size-fits-all regulations that punish local businesses and limits access to local food.
"Local food processors are an essential part of building strong local economies with good local jobs," said Schreiner. "We must create a level playing field for local food processors and family farms by introducing regulations that recognize the differences in the size and scope of operations." Read more »
Green Party of Ontario candidate in Ottawa Centre Kevin O'Donnell was pleased that Yasir Naqvi has adopted O'Donnell's call for extensive OMB reforms. Municipal planning decisions must be respected by the Ontario Municipal Board - a position the Green Party has been promoting for months. Read more »