Environmental Priorities Mayoral Debate - Sept 23
The debate focused on our 6 Environmental Priorities and considered questions suggested by our members, allies and friends. The debate was moderated by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.
The top five mayoral candidates were invited and confirmed attendance
Rob Ford (left at 7:45pm), Joe Pantalone, George Smitherman (arrived at 7:30pm), Sarah Thomson
Moderator: Gord Miller, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner.
Commissioner Miller has been the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario since 2000. The ECO is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO is tasked with monitoring and reporting on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and the government’s success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario. www.eco.on.ca
NOW Magazine was our media sponsor for the debate - they broadcast the debate live on their website: www.nowtoronto.com
The debate was also featured on CityTV, Global and CTV News, as well as appearing in the press:
The candidates were asked 5 questions by our moderator - he also asked
follow-up questions to prompt further discussion and get the candidates
to demonstrate their understanding of the issues.
An audience member and volunteer took notes during the debate and
generously shared them with us to post on our site. **Please note - these
notes are here to help, but in no way meant to represent the complete
discussion and are not represented by TEA to be the full or accurate
content of the debate.