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Top Mayoral Candidates graded on the Environment October 10, 2010

TEA has evaluated and graded almost 30 mayoral and over 200 council candidates in all wards of the city on their commitment to continue building a green Toronto.

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Council Watch - New Mayor will have to work with a green council October 01, 2010

On Monday, we released our Candidate Report Card grading over 200 council candidates on their answers to 20 yes or no questions on our 6 Environmental Priorities.  The response was overwhelming: the majority of candidates care about the environment!

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Council Watch - September 30 2010 September 30, 2010

TEA Debate 'worth watching' - With hundreds of people in attendance, TEA's mayoral debate last Thursday was a great success, and one of the largest debates held to date!

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Council Watch - KeepTTCPublic.ca launches September 15, 2010

New campaign warns against mistakes of privatizing public transit.

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Council Watch - TEA's Environmental Mayoral Debate - September 23 August 30, 2010

Join us for our Environmental Mayoral Debate on Sept 23rd

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Council Watch Action Alert: Wind Power at Risk August 15, 2010

The Province has proposed a 5km shoreline 'exclusion zone' for off-shore wind turbines - effectively eliminating all possibility of off-shore wind energy in Toronto.

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Council Watch - Electing a Green Council August 01, 2010

Today, we sent out a survey to Toronto Mayoral and Council candidates. This survey asks candidates a series of yes or no questions related to our 6 Municipal Election Environmental Priorities and endorsed by 40 organizations across Toronto.

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Council Watch - July 21 2010 July 21, 2010

In this update:
1. TEA’s election campaign is gaining momentum
2. Toronto taxpayers on the hook for industry’s wasteful habits

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Council Watch - June 2010 June 15, 2010

Making the Environment a Priority this Election, TEA Launches Good Neighbour Campaign in Scarborough, Toronto's Last Incinerator Shut Down!, Public Transit Coalition update.

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Council votes to stop incinerating sewage at Highland Creek June 08, 2010

On June 8th 2010 at City Council, TEA helped pass a motion to stop incineration of Toronto’s sewage sludge at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant in Scarborough.

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Council Watch - Sign the Pledge for Better Transit May 15, 2010
"I agree that the TTC must be kept public, be properly funded by all levels of Government, and that the Transit City Light Rail plan be completed by 2020."
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Council Watch - Take Action & Save Transit City April 15, 2010

Act now and join a city-wide effort to save the light rail expansion we were promised!

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Council Watch - Special Edition: TTC March 15, 2010

In recent days, some mayoral candidates have signalled they think privatizing TTC routes will solve problems facing the TTC. A healthy debate around this proposition is worthwhile. But it shouldn't distract from the biggest problem facing the TTC: a Provincial Government that does not pay their fair share of public transit operating costs.

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Council Watch - Holiday - December 2009 December 15, 2009

Green Tips for the Holidays, Green Gift Ideas, Year in Review: Greening the City and the Local Economy!

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Council Watch - November 2009 November 15, 2009

Ecobunk 2009, TEA on Transit, Two Big Steps Forward for Sustainable Energy in Toronto, Progress for Local Food at City Hall!

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Council Watch - October 2009 October 15, 2009

Tell us what you think in 5 minutes!, Toronto Misses Waste Diversion Target but Continues the Work, Join TEA and Community, Activists to build a Green Economy for Toronto, City to Discuss Sustainable Energy Strategy on November 2nd, Growing Ontario's Greenbelt Further into Toronto!

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TEA Calls on Residents and City to Take Precautions at Temporary Dump Sites July 22, 2009

TEA has become aware that the City of Toronto is applying the pesticide permethrin to its temporary dumps as often as every 24 hours to combat pests attracted by the garbage. 

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Council Watch - July 2009 July 15, 2009

How to Reduce, Reuse, & Store Waste during the Strike, TEA Calls on Residents and City to Take Precautions at Temporary Dump Sites, TEA launches a new Good Neighbour Campaign and we need your help!

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Metrolinx and Electrifying the Georgetown Corridor June 29, 2009

Expanding commuter transit along the Georgetown Corridor will dramatically improve the Greater Toronto Area's public transportation network, which significantly benefits Torontonians by reducing commuter car traffic and enabling planning for more sustainable neighbourhoods and communities. However Metrolinx is proposing to use diesel run trains on the expanded lines, with plans to electrify the Corridor in the next fifteen years. TEA calls on Metrolinx to electrify the Corridor as soon as possible to reduce local health impacts associated with diesel exhaust.

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TO on Strike? How to Reduce, Reuse, & Store Waste June 22, 2009

The Toronto Civic Employees' Union Local 416 (CUPE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 have announced that they are on strike. The locals were in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2009.

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