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Media Releases

Toronto: first city in Canada with a new Pollution Prevention Tool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2012

Toronto: Torontonians and businesses now have crucial information that identifies where harmful substances are used and released across the city. On Monday, Toronto Public Health publicly released the first set of chemical reports on www.toronto.ca/chemtrac.

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New Report: Environmental Progress “Going in Circles” at City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2012

Toronto: A new report shows that Toronto City Council has been “going in circles” on the environment since the last municipal election.

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TTCriders ask: “Why silence Gary Webster?”

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2012

Toronto: For the second time in less than a month, 5 TTC Commissioners are trying to silence TTC staff from doing their jobs: giving expert opinions on transit expansion that contradicts the Mayor’s calls for subways. This time, they are threatening to fire Gary Webster, TTC Chief General Manager.

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TTCriders Urge Councillors to Jump on Board Stintz’s LRT Transit Plan

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2012

Toronto: TTCriders, Toronto’s voice for transit riders, is urging all Councillors to support the LRT transit expansion plan to be moved by TTC Chair Karen Stintz at the special Council meeting on Wednesday.

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Ontario Moving in the Wrong Direction - Ontario Zero Waste Coalition

On January 24th, TEA, along with 21 other Ontario groups called the Ontario Zero Waste Coalition held a press conference to present a letter to the Minister of Energy regarding his recent statements about burning garbage as a source of energy.

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2012 City Budget Cuts Mean Dramatically Higher Electricity and Gas Bills

For Immediate Release
January 4, 2012

Toronto: City residents can expect to pay higher electricity and gas bills for decades thanks to proposed budget cuts to city programs designed to reduce energy use for Torontonians.

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Feds Killing Kyoto Means City Action on Climate Change More Important Than Ever

For Immediate Release                                               
December 13, 2011

Toronto: With the news that the Federal Government has pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol, a local environmental group called on City Hall to work even harder to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and cancel planned cuts to climate change initiatives.

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Torontonians to TTC Chair: Please help stop the cuts and fare increase

For Immediate Release
November 25, 2011

Toronto: In less than 24 hours public outcry has exploded as Torontonians find out there will be cuts to 56 bus routes and 6 streetcar lines in the wards they travel through because of a 10% budget cut forced by City Hall. As a result, TTCriders issued a letter today asking Councillor Stintz, Chair of the TTC, to help stop the cuts and fare hike.

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Secret report shows City’s 10% cut to TTC budget will hurt riders in every ward

For Immediate Release
November 24, 2011

Toronto: Today TTCriders revealed information from a secret TTC report that shows the City’s proposed 10% cut to the TTC’s operating subsidy will mean longer waits for more crowded buses and streetcars on routes in every ward in the City.

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