Candidates Graded in Environmental Report Card
The report card results show that the majority of council candidates across the city are committed to building a green Toronto, and that the next mayor will have a green council to work with.
Mayoral Candidate Survey Results
The Mayoral Candidate Environmental Report Card give scores, grades and comments for the top four mayoral hopefuls in Toronto based on a survey of 20 questions about 6 Environmental Priorities.
|Council Candidate Survey Results
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Summary of Council Candidate Report Card results:
- 212 candidates were contacted and asked to complete the survey
- 136 candidates completed the survey
- 114 candidates received A's based on their answers to the survey
- 77 candidates were given an F because they did not reply to repeated emails and calls, or refused to answer the survey
- The remaining grades were as follows: B - 11 candidates, C - 6
candidates, D - 1 candidate and F - 4 candidates based on their answers
We hope this information will show you where your candidates stand on
environmental issues and give you the information you need to ask
questions and to hold the elected officials accountable to their
TEA created a survey made up of 20 'yes' or 'no' questions about the the 6 Environmental Priorities
identified by TEA and endorsed by organizations and individuals across
the City. These priorities identify key action areas for the next mayor
and council to work on to build on the last ten years of environmental progress at the City.
Candidates were sent the survey by email, and all non-responsive candidates received additional email and follow-up phone calls. Candidates were told that not responding to the survey would result in a failing grade.
TEA has a long tradition of being Toronto Council's environmental watchdog.
During municipal elections, we've surveyed and graded candidates, and hosted mayoral debates.
We also watch City Hall closely and have issued Smog and Environmental
Report Cards for the past ten years on councillor voting records on key
green decisions at council.
- See our 2008 Environmental Mid-Term Council Report Card here
- See our 2001-2007 Smog Report Cards on Council Votes here