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CAPP Toronto discussion on Canadian democracy in crisis with Green Party leader Elizabeth May.
Mon. Aug. 16, 6:15-8:30 pm.
Koffler House, rm KP108, 569 Spadina

UPDATE: She was wonderful, as always. Talk title “Canadian Democracy in Crisis”–obviously, based on Losing Confidence. One could get 3 of her 7 books on the spot:

  • Losing Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy (2009)
  • How to Save the World in Your Spare Time (2006)
  • with Zoë Caron, Global Warming for Dummies (2008)

Attn: Advocates for clean and sustainable transportation
Live presentation and webinar!
Wed. Aug 18, 5 – 7 p.m.
At Ecojustice, 30 St. Patrick St., Suite 900
The province is reviewing the Provincial Policy Statement, which deals with issues such as transportation planning. Find out how the review will work, how you can get involved, and how you might promote cleaner, more efficient transportation. Find out how you can influence road and highway planning in cities and towns across ON.
For more info or to register for the presentation or webinar, contact Nicole at or 416 368 7533 x 32
Presented by Ecojustice, SHIFT, and the Pembina Institute

The Ride For Renewables

On Tuesday, August 24th, Greenpeace Canada is organizing THE RIDE FOR RENEWABLES, a 45km bike trip from the Pickering Nuclear Station to the Darlington Nuclear Station.

THE RIDE RENEWABLES will send the message to Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals that when Pickering Nuclear Station shuts down, Ontarians demand a green energy replacement, not more reactors at the Darlington Station. No more dirty, dangerous, and expensive nukes; Ontario .

Find out more and register for the bus ride out to Pickering:!/event.php?eid=124793684233089

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To enter, simply enter your name and answer a couple of questions. You can either enter yourself or nominate your favourite social innovator.

Youth: Social innovators aged 19-29
Toronto: People working on innovative solutions to improve our city
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