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
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
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
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.