David Suzuki joins GPO to talk democracy and environment

Over 100 people joined Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner at a packed Markham train station Sunday to hear David Suzuki’s presentation on green solutions for Ontario.  

Over 100 people joined Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner at a packed Markham train station Sunday to hear David Suzuki’s presentation on green solutions for Ontario.  

The internationally-acclaimed academic, broadcaster and activist talked about the urgent needed to address threats to our environment, and encouraged the crowd to get out and become active in the political process.

The event focused on solutions for a green Ontario – addressing urgent challenges facing the environment because of development and climate change. Suzuki emphasized how we need to shift our mindset to understand how life is dependent on natural systems.

Suzuki also talked about why Ontario needs new, Green voices at Queen’s Park.

“We desperately need to have people to remind us about the track, and I believe that the political party right now that is doing that is the Green party,” said Suzuki. “We need to elect Mike and Jose and we need as many others we can get.”

Schreiner and Suzuki were joined by Markham-Stouffville GPO candidate Jose Etcheverry.

This will be Jose Etcheverry’s first campaign for MPP in Markham-Stouffville. Jose is an expert in renewable energy, and is currently the Director of the International Renewable Energy Academy, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative of the Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University.

Mike Schreiner was elected leader of the Green Party of Ontario on November 14, 2009. Mike is a leading advocate for independent businesses, local food and sustainable communities. Schreiner received nearly 20% of the vote in Guelph the last provincial election, and is nominated as the GPO candidate in Guelph for the 2018 election.

Watch the complete livestream of the event here.