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Green Party Leader's Itinerary Wednesday, September 26th & Thursday, September 27th


Green Party Leader's Itinerary
Wednesday, Sept. 26 & Thursday, Sept. 27
  Wednesday, Sept. 26

9:00 a.m.

Visit Brampton

Green Party of Ontario Leader Frank de Jong will tour the Brampton area
with Bruce Haines, the Green Party candidate in Bramalea-Gore-Malton (www.electbrucehaines.ca, 416-936-1593), as well as other local candidates. Their planned itinerary is as follows:

9 a.m. - Meet at Bruce Haines' Campaign Office at 510 Deerhurst Dr., Unit 3, Brampton
(map)

10 a.m. - Visit Claireville Conservation Authority on Hwy. 7 (Queen St.) at the McVean Entrance
(map), to call for proper funding of the Ontario Conservation Authorities.

11 a.m. - Visit Chinguacousy Secondary School at 1370 Williams Pkwy. E. in Bramalea (map)
to discuss education, specifically the current system's deficiencies in
Peel, including overcrowding and an increasing reliance on portables.

Noon - Stop in at the Knights Table food bank and soup kitchen at 116 Kennedy Rd. S. (map) to talk about poverty issues as they relate to the Green Party's platform.

1:00 p.m.

Press conference on Hospital Closing


Peel Memorial Hospital
20 Lynch St., Brampton
Map

Frank de Jong and Bruce Haines will join Deputy Leader and Brampton West candidate Dr. Sanjeev Goel
(www.drgoel.ca,
www.keeppeelopen.ca)
at a press conference calling for Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to
explain to the community before the election why he has decided to
close Peel Memorial Hospital.
The hospital is slated for closing on Oct. 28, when the new Brampton
Civic Hospital opens. The Green Party maintains that Brampton residents
need both facilities, but while the province has sunk
$300 million into the new hospital, a private public partnership or P3
facility, McGuinty is unwilling to invest $30 million to maintain
minimum operating standards at Peel Memorial.


Thursday, Sept. 27

11:00 a.m.

Press Conference on MMP

Queen's Park, Toronto

Frank de Jong and special guest Jeanette Fitzsimons, a Green MP
from New Zealand, will hold a press conference on the topic of the
Mixed Member Proportional voting system that's being proposed to
Ontario voters in the coming referendum, and already used with great
success in New Zealand. They'll be joined by Steve Withers of the
organization Vote for MMP.

1:30 p.m.

Canadian Taxpayers Association Rally

Queen's Park, Toronto

Frank de Jong and and Jeanette Fitzsimons will attend a rally at Queen's Park organized by the Canadian Taxpayers Association.

5:30 p.m.

Fundraiser in Sharbot Lake

Sharbot Lake
Map

Frank de Jong and Jeanette Fitzsimons will attend a Green Party
fundraising event in Sharbot Lake with Rolly Montpellier, the Green
candidate in Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington (613-479-2829, www.lflagreens.on.ca).
They'll discuss uranium mining - an issue with which Fitzsimons has
specific experience — and other energy issues, as well as proportional
representation.

7:00 p.m.

Visit Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

Arbor Gallery
44 Home Ave., Vankleek Hill
Map

Frank de Jong will attend an Ontario Green Party Evening in
support of Glengarry Prescott Russell candidate Karolyne Pickett
(613-741-8175 or karolynepickett@hotmail.com).

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Frank de Jong is travelling the province in a car fuelled by used
vegetable oil.

Media Contacts

Anouk Hoedeman, Media Relations
Green Party of Ontario
613-236-7772
ahoedeman@gpo.ca