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Council candidates think green - InsideTorontoVotes.ca

04 October 2010

The environment looks like an easy class for Toronto council candidates to score excellent grades, according to a pre-election report card issued Monday, Oct. 4.

Dozens of candidates, including 20 incumbents, received an A or higher on a report card by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA).“It looks like we’re on track for a green council,” said Franz Hartmann, executive director of the group, which asked candidates for commitments on building the Transit City light-rail network, achieving 70 per-cent waste diversion in Toronto and on four other issues.

Many other candidates, 13 incumbents among them, did not respond to the survey of 20 questions and received an F.

The number of very high grades on the survey (www.torontoenvironment.org/voteto) makes it difficult to choose the greenest candidate in many parts of the city. Raymond Cho, the Ward 42 incumbent in Scarborough, got an A+ but so did six of his eight opponents.

In the downtown Ward 19, where there is no incumbent, Mike Layton got an A+ but George Sawision and Karen Sun did, too.

Hartmann said TEA will release a final report card on the top mayoral contenders next week.

As published here: http://www.insidetorontovotes.ca/2010/10/council-candidates-think-green/

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