Waterloo Region – The Leader of the Green Party of Ontario was met with a full house at the Kitchener stop in his Clean and Caring Economy Tour last Saturday. Hosted by Kitchener Centre Green Party candidate Mike Morrice (photo), the event took place at the Downtown Community Centre with 100 people in attendance.
"Kitchener was an obvious choice to bring our Clean and Caring Economy Tour. With thousands of tech companies, Waterloo Region is a hub of thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers that is already leading the clean economy revolution in Ontario. People were enthusiastic about our message that we must tackle the climate emergency by embracing the clean jobs of tomorrow," said Ontario’s first Green MPP Mike Schreiner.
The interactive town halls are focusing on how to build a better bridge to the future, creating jobs in the $26 trillion clean economy, from transit to clean tech, while solving the climate emergency.
“Mike Schreiner is a fantastic example of what doing politics differently looks like: starting with putting in the hard work to earn the trust and support of his community, and then, once elected, working respectfully across party lines to make progress on priorities that matter for people in Guelph,” said federal Green Party candidate Mike Morrice. “He’s a voice of reason at a time of turmoil across the province.”
Morrice, known locally as the founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR), hopes his own work with SWR, and later Green Economy Canada, will demonstrate how taking action on climate change can actually increase profitability for businesses, and create jobs.
His campaign leading up to the federal election this fall is pushing the conversation on what a made-in-Canada Green New Deal could look like, with a dramatic restructuring of the economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ultimately curbing climate change.