In preparation for Annual General Meetings, we have compiled a backgrounder. Every year, nominations are open for all executive positions on both the local provincial constituency association and the federal electoral district association.
Please read this document before applying to stand for election to the Peterborough-Kawartha Green Party of Ontario Constituency Association. It gives background about the association and job descriptions for the positions, which are President, CFO, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Messaging Chair and Member at Large.
And this document provides similar information for applying to stand for election to the Peterborough-Kawartha Federal Green Party Association. The positions are CEO, Financial Agent, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Communications Chair, Organizing Chair and Member at Large.
A solo CD of new music by William Beauvais.
The culmination of two years of creativity, Old Wood – New Seeds presents a collection of wonderful music for classical guitar. It includes the folk inspired suite Appalachian Colours that dazzles and offers music of deep solace. The Ancient Waters looks east to the Balkans and moves from a ravishing prayer – Secret Lake – to a full out Bulgarian romp in Flood Plain. There is music that reflects a renaissance mood and tributes to grey days in November.
The CD is available through the Canadian Music Centre distribution service:
Feel that breath of fresh air? It’s coming from the Trent Green Party Club!
Not wasting their time on hot air — setting up a very practical mini-conference that includes a litter-pick-up!
March 22, 2019, 9 a.m. til 4:30 p.m. at the Trent University East Bank Campus.
Vice President of the club, Tia Bankosky explains, “This is a conference of speakers who will be discussing how they are putting their degrees to action, whether they have graduated or are still in school. Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes will be speaking as well as running a clean-up of the Wildlife Sanctuary as part of the Social Enterprise, PickWaste. We will be hearing from Robert Kiley, Gianne Broughton and Brock Grills about how they have applied their Trent degrees to make positive differences in their lives after leaving Trent, particularly in the fields of green politics. Victoria Kacer will be discussing how her education and experiences have helped them in activism for environmental and Indigenous rights. A small lunch will be provided, along with snacks, tea and coffee prepared by Trent Green Party volunteers. There will be mostly vegan options available.”
Here is the schedule for the day, with rooms listed, all of which are on the East Bank:
9:00-9:45 Elder Introduction and Land
Acknowledgement in SC 205
10:00-10:45 Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes-Speech in SC 205
11:00-12:00 Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes-Cleanup on Campus at the Wildlife
Sanctuary, meet in SC 205
12:15-1:00 Lunch in GC 111
1:15-2:00 Gianne Broughton Speech and questions in GC 115
2:15-3:00 Victoria Kacer-Speech and questions in GC 115
3:15-4:00 Robert Kiley-Speech and questions in GC 115
4:00-4:15 Closing Words and Thank yous in GC 115
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Now’s your first chance to affect Environmental Policy!
Since GreenPeace launched a court challenge against the withdrawal of Cap and Trade, the government has decided to fulfill its legal responsibility to hold an on-line consultation through the Environmental Registry. This is a process for environmental defense that is mandated by the Environmental Bill of Rights.
You will be asked to register for an account using your e-mail and a password. You’ll need to access your email and respond to the message and then change your password (one time only).
After that you will be able to make a comment using the simple “Comment” field. Please keep your comments polite.
The Green Party’s recommendation is that Cap and Trade should be replaced by Carbon Fee and Dividend, after being phased out according to the rules that were in the original legislation, in order to maintain business confidence.
Carbon Fee and Dividend treats all carbon fuel producers equally by charging a “dumping fee” per kiloton of carbon in the product. The fees are collected in a separate account and distributed quarterly equally to all adult residents of Ontario automatically. They just divide the fee income by the number of adult residents, and that average amount goes into our bank accounts as a dividend. The government can’t use that income for any other purpose.
The fee does raise the price of fuel, as the producers will have to pass the cost on, but since they are in a competitive market, they may not pass the whole fee on. Since rich people use a lot more carbon fuel than the poor, they pay out more than the poor, but the poor get the same averaged dividend, so they come out ahead. They can use that income for whatever they need. It will help them cover the increased cost of fuel.
By adding a dumping fee to the cost of fuel, we give the market a signal to find ways to use less fuel, and the consumption goes down.
To fully stimulate the move to a low-carbon economy, the Carbon Fee and Dividend policy needs to be accompanied by other policies which stimulate low-carbon innovation.