Making the Environment a Priority this Election, TEA Launches Good Neighbour Campaign in Scarborough, Toronto's Last Incinerator Shut Down!, Public Transit Coalition update.
Making the Environment a Priority this Election
Over the coming months, TEA will be working hard to ensure that the environment is a priority among the mayoral and council candidates. In February, TEA launched a Municipal Election campaign focusing on six environmental priorities and since then we've received the endorsement of nearly 40 organizations. By adding your name to the list, we will be able to show candidates that we have many people who share our vision for the next council.
Toronto's Last Incinerator shut down!
It was a very close vote with a little over half of Toronto’s Councillors voting to put the last City-owned incinerator to rest for good! Congratulations to all the Councillors who stood up for a safer, sustainable option for managing our sewage waste.
Public Transit Coalition (PTC) Update
TEA is a proud founding member of the Public Transit Coalition (PTC). Thanks to the many TEA members, more than 12,000 transit riders and 36 local organizations signed the PTC’s pledge that states: 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.
The PTC is disappointed that Metrolinx and the Provincial Government approved a “shorter and slower” Transit City plan. Their reduced plan, called the “5 in 10” plan by Metrolinx, means people in Toronto's inner suburbs are left waiting for better public transit. TEA and the PTC will continue to push for the full Transit City Light Rail plan to ensure the transit lines left out of the 5 in 10 plan are not forgotten.