May 26, 2014
By Valerie Massie
12:15 PM ET | Mike Schreiner
GUEST – Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario
TOPIC – Think Big and Expect Better: The Green Party of Ontario Platform.
INFO – Schreiner is on a mission to bring honesty, integrity and good public policy to Queen’s Park.
“At the doorstep and in coffee shops, people tell me they are tired of the political status quo– political games, boondoggles, broken promises, and secret deals,” says Schreiner. “We must expect better. Greens are committed to restoring honesty, integrity, and good public policy to Queen’s Park.”
The platform focuses on jobs, kids, and the environment.
It puts forward nine demands that will be made by Green MPPs elected in 2014. Each of the demands is costed and the source of revenue identified.
“Financial, social, and environmental accountability are at the heart of Green Party values,” says Deputy Leader Kevin O’Donnell. “This platform is visionary and responsible. It doesn’t borrow from our kids future by gutting public services or failing to fund important promises.”
The demands include bold and innovative solutions to pressing problems faced by the people of Ontario, like a real plan to save you money on energy bills, without costly gimmicks. They are also all concrete ways in which Green MPPs can contribute to creating a better future for us all.
“I want to make it clear to the people of Ontario: a Green vote can and will make a difference,” says Schreiner. “On issue after issue, we have shown leadership and brought about change for a better Ontario.”