Delivering Government that works for People
We need a new approach to government, one where you and your community—not political insiders—come first. The old parties don’t understand that we are educated, connected with each other and highly capable of making good decisions for our communities.
It’s time for a new political culture in Ontario. Electing Green MPPs will bring a breath of fresh air to Queen’s Park by rejecting hyper-partisanship and short-term thinking focused on getting votes. Ontario needs a government that is willing to plan for the future just like individuals, families and businesses do.
Greens reject the false choice between ripping government apart or making everything big, bureaucratic, and expensive. The Green Party believes in a government that engages and empowers individuals, businesses and organizations to develop sensible, long-term solutions for our communities.
Your Green MPPs will:
1. Ensure open, transparent and accountable government
a. End backroom deals and no-bid contracts
b. Open government consulting contracts up to scrutiny by posting details of all public contracts online
c. Streamline freedom of information requests
2. Remove barriers that prevent citizens from being heard
a. Implement a community engagement process and restore local decision making for energy projects
b. Ensure that residents have a say in community health care decisions
c. Give citizens a greater say in public consultations, including strengthening the Environmental Bill of Rights, reforming the Ontario Municipal Board and ending lawsuits that prevent citizen participation in planning decisions
3. Ensure public officials are held to the highest standards
a. Strengthen conflict of interest rules for provincial and municipal officials
b. Disclose public officials’ expenses in a timely way
c. Eliminate corporate and union donations to political parties
For more information on the Green Party's plan for delivering good government for Ontario, find more information here, http://gpo.ca/issues