At this week's meeting of the Eco Babes, a group of women in
the sustainability professions agreed to work together to build
support for public transit in the Greater Toronto Area. If
you'd like to help, read on.
I'm writing to ask all of you to join us in committing to
take action against gridlock in Toronto by supporting Metrolinx
and the Big Move. From the torontoist
article of March 18,
"Ontario's newly installed premier, Kathleen Wynne, has
made it clear that her government does back new revenue tools and
will make them a priority; there are many city councillors in
Toronto who feel the same way. Nonetheless, the sheer number of
governments that need to be involved in any regional plan
(including both the minority provincial government and all of the
GTA municipalities), and the reluctance most politicians have thus
far shown to risk voter wrath by making the case for increased
taxes and levies, will make it a real challenge to move
Let's give our politicians some real feedback about what we
want them to do.
We agreed to contact our elected representatives to ask them to
commit to the discussions of how to fund the Big Move – and
to ask them to support new revenue tools to get the job done. These
tools should be dedicated, efficient, transparent &
accountable, regional, fair, and sustainable.
Here's what to do:
Go to the Civic Action's Your 32 campaign and pledge to get
your politicians moving. The pledge will automatically send a
letter to your chosen politicians, letting them know that you
support new revenue tools to fund regional transit. http://your32.com/
The nice thing about the site is that it also gives you a list of
your local politicians so that you can call or email your
councillor and MP to reinforce the message.
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