Green Party of Ontario candidate launches campaign from home of local farmer
Orillia, Ontario – Joined by Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner, Simcoe North Candidate Peter Stubbins, launched his 2011 election campaign at a local farm in Shanty Bay.
“We are excited to offer voters an alternative that respects the unique needs of our riding,” said Stubbins, former councillor and Deputy Mayor of Tiny Township. “Farmers and entrepreneurs are an essential part of our community. As MPP, I will work to remove the barriers to success for family farmers like the Dunsmore’s who play an essential role in creating jobs and feeding our communities.”
Green Party farmers, Rosemary and John Dunsmore recently received notice of recognition for environmental initiatives on their Oro-Medonte farm.
“We are excited to welcome the Green Party to our farm,” said Rosemary Dunsmore. “We believe that they offer the direction and leadership this province needs.”
The Green Party was the first provincial party to launch their platform on May 24, offering a bold vision for building a financially, socially and environmentally sustainable Ontario. The Green Party is the only party with a plan that will creates good local jobs while responsibly managing taxpayers’ money.
“Politics as usual isn’t working.” says Mike Schreiner. “A vote for the other parties will only result in more of the same. Only the Green Party has a plan to tackle the big challenges of our time: loss of traditional jobs; rising energy prices and climate change; and the sustainability of our healthcare system.”
The Green Party’s five-point plan prioritizes:
- Building strong local economies, by reducing payroll taxes and regulations on local businesses and family farms.
- Helping people reduce energy use to save them money today, tomorrow and for years to come.
- Health promotion and rewarding farmers for good stewardship of land.
For more on the Green Party plan please visit: http://www.simcoe-north.greenparty.ca
Director of Communications
Green Party of Ontario