Our November Newsletter

Take Action – Climate Democracy Under Attack –
Doug Ford and Graydon Smith Need to be Held to Account

Picture: Green volunteers join Climate Action Muskoka Day of Action to Oppose Bill 23

In this newsletter:

  • Arleigh Luckett, CA President, Wins Prestigious Lois James Legacy Award Volunteer of the Year presented at GPO AGM  
  • Take Action: Save the Greenbelt and Stop Bill 23 
  • Northern Solutions to the Climate Crisis – Jan 16, 2023 Burks Falls                                         

Congratulations to Arleigh, this year’s Ontario Greens Volunteer of the Year:

Arleigh deserves this recognition after years of hard work bringing leadership and expertise to the Greens in Parry Sound Muskoka. To see more details, check out this press release, Arleigh Luckett Wins Prestigious Lois James Volunteer of the Year Award

Call to Action:

With healthcare crumbling, Ford is instead spending $13 B building HWY 413 to benefit a few, he has now opened the protected Greenbelt to developers under the guise of more housing and he is rushing through Bill 23, Build More Homes Faster Act, before new councils are in place in time to submit concerns. This bill opens up the Greenbelt, grows rural subdivisions (sprawl), and strips away powers to protect farmlands, wetlands, forests and waterways essential to addressing the climate crisis we face. It also overrides local municipal planning and governance. Some have described it as a Developers’ Charter. It is indeed a climate and affordable housing disaster To learn more about the dangers presented by this Bill, read Climate Action Muskoka’s submission to the government at this link here: Bill 23 

What can you do?

1. Join Green Party of Ontario and our local riding teams for a Province-Wide Day of Action on Saturday, Nov. 26

Across the province, Greens are rallying to deliver postcards and collect signatures to Stop Hwy 413, Save the Greenbelt and Stop Bill 23. We are organizing teams to take action in Burk’s Falls, Parry Sound, Huntsville, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst from 1 pm – 3 pm this coming Saturday.
Sign up to be part of the action:

If the link doesn’t work for you email – lindamathers@gpo.ca

2. Email MPP Graydon Smith Graydon.Smith@pc.ola.org and identify one or more of your concerns. Every email, no matter how short, will help hold MPP Smith to account.

Attend this FANTASTIC event: Almaguin Climate Action invites you to join them. Let’s go!

The in-person Event at Burk’s Falls Arena has been rescheduled
Monday January 16, 2023 – same time, same place

Last, but not least, if you are interested in learning about heat pumps, Ontario Clean Air Alliance is hosting a free webinar, Tuesday Nov. 22. Register here: Heat pump webinar


Your PSM Ontario Greens Communication and Mobilizing Teams
Growing Green in Parry Sound-Muskoka   –  November Edition