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Council Watch - TEA Maps show suburbs lose out on "Backroom" transit deal March 08, 2011

Maps show suburbs lose out on "Backroom" transit deal

Yesterday, we released maps comparing how much light rail transit could be built with the $8.7 Billion committed by the Province. The maps compare the current Metrolinx plan with a proposed compromise plan developed behind the closed doors of Mayor Ford and Premier McGuinty’s offices. 

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Council Watch - Community Meetings on Transit and Renewable Energy Update February 16, 2011

Transit Campaign: If you haven't already done so, please send an email to City Councillors and Mayor Ford to let them know you support the Transit City light rail plan. 

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Council Watch - Help Stop Transit Cuts! January 28, 2011

Thank you to the thousands of you that have emailed and called your Councillors, the Mayor and your MPPs about transit in Toronto. We're having an impact!

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Council Watch - Toronto's budget, TTC service cuts, and taking action January 13, 2011

It has been a busy week for us at TEA. On Monday, the Toronto 2011 budget was released and with it came a few surprises.

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20th Annual EcoBunk Awards January 12, 2011

Join us in celebrating our 20th Year of Awarding Advertising Excellence in Confusing the Public and Compromising the Environment! Hosted by Jane Farrow and David Meslin

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Council Watch - Which transit plan has the most winners? January 05, 2011

We have a new message for you to send to Mayor Ford and Councillors. We need to make sure City Council has the opportunity to vote on Transit City and we need Councillors to support the Transit City light rail network serving all of Toronto - not only one line. 

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Council Watch - Your Letters, Saving Transit Expansion and Happy Holidays from TEA! December 21, 2010

TEA delivers 2000 letters to Councillors asking for a green Toronto

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Help Us Keep Council Green December 21, 2010

Throughout the election campaign, Mayor Ford made it clear he was not interested in the environment (see our Campaign Mid-Term and Final Report Cards and his Council Voting Record for 2007-08 and 2009-10). However, the good news is Torontonians elected a majority of Councillors who have committed to key environmental priorities - 24 Councillors received an A grade on our candidate report card, and one received a B-.

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Council Watch - Clearing the Air on the TTC November 25, 2010

New report reveals LRT is the ‘Greener Way’ for TTC

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Clearing the Air on the TTC - Report November 14, 2010

On November 15th, TEA and TTCriders released a report on the environmental benefits of the TTC, with key recommendations for the TTC and the new Council.

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Council Watch - Write to your Councillor & Post Election Mixer November 11, 2010

Help Keep Toronto Green Ask your Councillor to make the environment a priority over the next 4 years! We're collecting letters from people across Toronto  to send a strong message to the new Council in December. We've got over 500 letters so far, but we need more! 

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Council Watch - Help Us Keep Toronto Council Green October 15, 2010

Today, Torontonians woke up to a newly elected mayor, Rob Ford, and to a newly elected Council.  Throughout his election campaign, Mayor Ford made it clear that he was not interested in the environment. 

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Council Candidate Grades October 15, 2010

TEA has evaluated and graded almost 30 mayoral and over 200 council candidates in all wards of the city based on a survey of 20 'yes' or 'no' questions about the 6 Environmental Priorities identified by TEA and endorsed by organizations and individuals across the City.

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CouncilWatch - Vote for Toronto You Want to Live In October 13, 2010

Vote for the City you want!

On Monday, it's time to vote for the Toronto you want.

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Mid-Campaign Mayoral Candidate Report Card October 12, 2010

Our mid-campaign report card examines what the top Mayoral candidates have said about Toronto's six Municipal Election Environmental Priorities. These priorities are endorsed by a growing list of community and environmental organizations across Toronto.

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Council Voting Records - Report Card 2010 October 12, 2010

Voting records provide an objective read of City Council's commitment to an issue. Accordingly, we used six key City Council votes from 2009-10 to measure the recent Council's suppot for an environmental agenda.

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Council Watch - Find Out Where Top Mayoral Candidates Stand on Environment October 10, 2010

On Wednesday, we released our Environmental Report Card grading the top mayoral candidates on our survey of 20 "yes" or "no" questions.

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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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