Local Media

Ontario’s Choice: Livable future or slippery slope to climate catastrophe?

April 19, 2023 – Mike Schreiner -featured in MuskokaRegion.com

On Earth Day we are at a climate crossroads, writes Ontario Green Party Leader and Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner

“We need honest, ambitious climate action now. But unfortunately, Ontario has a premier who is still investing in expensive fossil gas plants, paving over wetlands and farmlands, and supercharging climate pollution with expensive urban sprawl.” Read the whole article

IN QUOTES: Mike Schreiner talks Bill 23 for Parry Sound, Muskoka

Wed, February 8, 2023 – Sarah Cooke – Parry Sound North Star

“If you look around the world and you look at our own backyard, the climate crisis is here … the severity and frequency of climate fuelled extreme weather events are already hitting us and it’s only going to get worse if we don’t start reducing climate pollution.” — more

Green Leader Schreiner meets with municipal leaders in Huntsville

Wed Feb. 8th, 2023 – Mathew Reisler – MyMuskokaNow

Mike Schreiner, the Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, was in Huntsville Tuesday for a town hall at the Active Living Centre to talk about his opposition to Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act.

As part of the meeting, Schreiner was part of two meetings with municipal leaders in Parry Sound and Muskoka. That includes mayors and councillors from Gravenhurst, Georgian Bay, Muskoka Lakes, Burks Falls, Perry, Armour, Sundridge, Huntsville, Bracebridge, and Lake of Bays. An informal working group was formed as a result of the meetings.

“The concerns and needs of rural municipalities are very different than (Greater Toronto Area) municipalities,” says Schreiner. – more

‘I LIKE MIKE.’ Greens support leader … staying on, while also oppossing Bill 23

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Feb 8, 2023 – Mark Clairmont – MuskokaTODAY.com OPINION

HUNTSVILLE — Mike Schreiner is Ontario’s most popular opposition leader.
“I like Mike” is a common refrain.
A tiny, perfect MPP.

With the Liberals and NDP hard-pressed to find anyone to lead them — let alone ones as likeable as Mike — the left of Doug Ford is as wide open as the Greenbelt is to development. – more

Sprawl agenda’: Green Party leader talks Bill-23 impact for Almaguin

Wed, February 8, 2023 – Sarah Cooke – Almaguin News

Ontario’s Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner hosted a town hall in Huntsville on the controversial Bill-23 which saw Almaguin residents and council members in attendance.

During a meeting that took place prior to the town hall, Schreiner said the biggest issue he heard from Almaguin council members was the loss of site plan control.

…The needs for the Parry Sound, Almaguin and Muskoka region are much different than those of central Ontario and the GTA, Schreiner said, and while development of the greenbelt is a huge concern, the concerns for the region included wetland and watershed management.– more

Failures of the democratic process: Muskoka reader critical of MPP over protest

Bracebrdge Dec 9, 2022 – Travelling Climate Rally – photo, CAM

Dec 14, 2022 – MuskokaRegion. com – letter

Friday, Dec. 9, I joined concerned citizens gathered in Memorial Park to peacefully demonstrate against Bill 23. From there we walked, letters in hand, gathering in front of your constituency office to deliver them two at a time… – more

Parry Sound-Muskoka observes Day of Action against Highway 413, Bill 23, greenbelt destruction

November 28, 2022 – Muskokaregion.com

Fifty volunteers in five communities across Parry Sound, Muskoka and Almaguin joined 700 volunteers in a provincewide Day of Action on Nov. 26 to save the greenbelt and stop Highway 413.

Over 830 local citizens signed petitions Saturday calling on the Doug Ford government to halt the destruction of the greenbelt, cancel Highway 413 and stop Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act. – more

Gravenhurst Local Arleigh Luckett Wins Green Party Volunteer Award

Taylor West – Muskoka 411 –

November 15, 2022 

Gravenhurst resident Arleigh Luckett has been awarded the Lois James Volunteer Award for 2022, the Green Party of Ontario (GPO) announced Tuesday in a press release.

Every year the GPO recognizes an outstanding volunteer whose dedication and service have significantly advanced the values and policies of Green Party constituents, supporters, and voters.

Luckett was elected President of the GPO Parry Sound-Muskoka Constituency Association in 2018 and has worked on behalf of Green Party candidates and initiatives for 14 years, including as campaign manager for two campaigns. – more

How did the Greens gain so much momentum in Parry Sound-Muskoka?

Sarah Law, MuskokaRegion.com

June 3, 2022

Matt Richter achieved more than 40 per cent of the vote, placing him narrowly behind Progressive Conservative candidate Graydon Smith.

It was a historically close race in a riding led by Conservative MPPs since its formation in 1999 — and the Green party’s best showing in Parry Sound-Muskoka ever.

There was much speculation about whether Richter could turn Parry Sound-Muskoka green — and it almost happened.

But how? Read the whole story

Climate Action Muskoka held its 140th weekly strike in Bracebridge

Sarah Law


Friday, May 27, 2022

It’s week 140 of the climate strike in Bracebridge, and this time the activists were joined by well-known environmental advocate Elizabeth May.

May, the former Green Party of Canada leader and current MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands in British Columbia, showed her support for Parry Sound-Muskoka’s provincial Green candidate, Matt Richter.