December 12, 2006

A stocking stuffer for Dalton

Now that you’ve trimmed your tree with LED lights and ordered your organic eggnog, there is one more action you need to take to have a truly green holiday — join our festive procession to Queen’s Park to help Santa deliver the Premier’s lump of coal.
 
Yes, Dalton McGuinty’s decision to break his promise to phase-out our dirty coal-fired power plants by 2009 has caught Santa’s eye and the old fellow, who has used renewable biomass to power his reindeer for centuries, is not amused. The Premier’s plan to keep our dirty coal plants open so that Ontario can export electricity to the United States also has Santa and his elves scratching their heads as they watch the arctic ice melt around their feet.  In fact, the jolly old gent has had no choice but to conclude that the Liberal Government deserves nothing but a big lump of coal in its stocking this year.
 
On Tuesday, December 19th, we will walk from the statue of Sir Adam Beck — the first politician to lead Ontario out of the coal dark ages — (located on University Avenue at Queen Street) north to Queen’s Park.  We’re hoping you will join us for a fun and lively procession that we hope will catch the eye of all of those political leaders who have 2007 provincial election votes on their wish list.
 
Here’s the details:
10 a.m. — Meet at statue of Sir Adam in the centre island of University Avenue at Queen Street.
10:30 a.m. — Walk north to Queen’s Park with Santa and his elves and help distribute treats and holiday cheer along the way
11 a.m.  — We’ll ask the Premier to meet us on the steps of the Legislature to accept his stocking and to ask him what he will be doing to earn our votes next year.
 
So if you’re hoping for a cleaner, greener New Year, please put on your elf suit (in head-to-toe green or just in spirit) and take part in this fun event next Tuesday!
 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at 416-557-2123 or manisha@cleanairalliance.org.

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Thank you

Jessica Fracassi
Communications & Membership Manager
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601
Email: info@cleanair.web.ca
Website: www.cleanairalliance.org