Greens launch campaign to leap into the future

QUEEN’S PARK — Today the Green Party of Ontario officially launched its 2018 election campaign, pledging to shake up the status quo with solutions that put people and planet first.

“Momentum is shifting. We have the wind at our backs from PEI to British Columbia and elected Greens are doing politics differently. On June 7th the Green wave will come to Ontario,” said Green Party leader Mike Schreiner.

Greens are promising to do politics differently, rejecting the self-serving political games, accounting gimmicks and empty promises that have come to define the status quo parties.

“We need to move to where the puck is going, not where it’s been. The other parties live in a fantasy land where dealing with climate change isn’t a priority, our kids’ futures are mortgaged, and power can be bought with last-minute promises and faulty accounting,” said Schreiner.

Greens are ready to leap into the future now by investing in the new economy and stimulating jobs in cleantech, advanced manufacturing and green retrofits that make sense for our local economies and our environment.

“It’s time to build a bridge to the future that we can walk across with confidence, compassion and care for our planet, knowing that we have done right for our children,” said Schreiner.

The Green Party will run a candidate in every riding, with gender parity in the slate. The party will release a costed platform next week, announcing priorities on key issues like affordable housing, clean energy and community health care.

“People are taking notice of our bold vision. They are realizing they no longer need to settle for politics-as-usual and they are demanding that we put people first. On June 7, we can vote for what we believe in and make history by electing the first Green MPPs to Queen’s Park,” said Schreiner.