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Municipal Election 2018

Category: News
on 26 July 2018


"Democracy is not just voting for your leaders; it's really premised upon ordinary citizens understanding the issues."

~ Howard Rheingold ~

We need commitments from future leaders to ensure our shared environment is protected for generations to come.

Municipal/Regional Election - October 22, 2018

List of Municipal Election Candidates is available here
List of Regional Chair Candidates is available here

Mark the Date!




BurlingtonGreen is teaming up with Nuvo Network to host a 2018 Burlington All Candidates Event on October 3rd. This is your chance to ask the candidates about what's important to you. 

The format is a Mayoral Candidates Debate with the balance of ward candidates able to engage and interact with the crowd before the debate takes place.

We'll be posting more information about this great opportunity in August.


Provincial Election - June 7, 2018

List of Provincial Election Candidates is available here

WHO RESPONDED? WHAT DID THEY SAY?

The candidates responses are in! Please read on to see how the candidates responsed.

Below is a list of the questions BurlingtonGreen has asked of the PROVINCIAL election candidates. Note: the question list is not exhaustive but is considered a sampling of timely questions, many of which pertain to BurlingtonGreen's Strategic Priorities.

WHO RESPONDED?

 2. Will you support lowering GHG emissions through higher adoption of electric vehicles? 3. Will you support and work to expand Ontario’s current electric vehicles chargers infrastructure? 4. Will you support the Province's electric vehicle purchase incentive program? 5. Will you support a mandate to the auto industry similar to what Quebec has in place to spur the supply of zero-emission vehicles and low-emission vehicles in Ontario? 6. Will you support investing in transit to reduce congestion versus building new highways that contribute to the problem? 7. Will you support the advancement of a forest carbon strategy to protect Ontario’s forests such as outlined in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s discussion paper and British Columbia’s Forest Carbon Strategy? 8. Will you work to further reform the Aggregate Resource Act, so that it aligns with Ontario’s climate change priorities to ensure the protection of existing greenspace, wetlands and farmland? 9. Will you support the current permanent protection provided by the Greenbelt? 10. Will you support expansion of the Greenbelt? 11. Will you work to strengthen Producer Responsibility in Ontario? 12. Will you take action to ban the sale and distribution of plastic bags and straws in Ontario? 13. Will you support phasing out water taking permits for bottling in Ontario? 14. Will you support the elimination of single-use bottled water sales in Ontario?