For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 15, 2014
Toronto – Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner announced the party’s priorities for the February 13 by-elections. The Green Party is a strategic choice for change.
“People are tired of the old parties playing political games that put their own interests ahead of the public’s,” says Schreiner. “Voters in Niagara Falls and Thornhill can send a clear message that the status quo at Queen’s Park is not good enough by voting Green in these by-elections.”
“Ontario desperately needs new ideas to foster job creation and to protect the people and places we love,” says Schreiner. “Only the Green Party is offering solutions to protect our food & water, improve our school system, and strengthen our local economies.”
The Green Party’s policy priorities for the by-elections are:
- tax cuts for small businesses and tax credits for clean-tech companies to create jobs,
- protecting prime farmland and source water, and
- improving Ontario’s education system by merging the public and Catholic school boards, which will save Ontario $1.2 billion a year.
“While the status quo parties at Queen’s Park squabble over scandals, the rest of the world marches forward into the 21st century,” says Schreiner. “Green Party candidates will offer voters a chance to challenge the status quo. It’s time for us to think big and expect better from our politicians.”
Teresa Pun is the Green Party candidate for Thornhill. The Niagara Falls Green Party candidate will be nominated this Sunday, January 19 at 2:00pm.
For more information, see www.gpo.ca/by-elections14.