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Council Watch - Environmental Report Card - Heroes and Zeros

October 9, 2014

In this issue, find out where your Mayoral and City Councillor candidates stand on the environment and how you can elect a green City Council on October 27th. 

Will Toronto's next Mayor be green?

Mayoral_Report_Card.pngTEA has just released our Mayoral Report Card on the environment based on candidate responses to the Green Action Agenda Survey. Two of the top mayoral candidates, Olivia Chow and John Tory, have committed to at least 11 environmental actions they will take if elected Mayor of Toronto. 

Olivia Chow scored 83% by promising the greatest support for implementing priority actions that will build a greener city. John Tory came in second with a score of 61%, and Doug Ford failed to answer any questions and received a 0%.

The Mayoral Report Card gives a direct comparison between mayoral candidates on the top environmental issues facing the city. The report card is based on answers to 18 ‘yes’ and ‘no’  survey questions on preparing for severe weather and climate change, improving air quality, improving the TTC, and reducing toxics and waste in the city. 

For details on all mayoral candidate responses to the Green Action Agenda survey, and to learn more about how we graded candidates, click here

How green are your Council Candidates?

toronto_ward_map.jpgOn October 27th, you'll also be voting for your local City Councillor - the person who will represent your community at Council. TEA surveyed council candidates in all corners of the city on their position on key environmental issues. 

Find out how candidates in your ward answered TEA's Green Action Agenda survey. This initiative is part of TEA's ongoing efforts to provide our members with the tools they need to elect a City Council that will invest in the environment.