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Ontario Green Party platform includes pledge to end homelessness

Leader Mike Schreiner is expected to release his full plan for the province at the Centre for Social Innovation

👤 Srimathi Sridharan14 May 2022 1:33 PM GMT
Ontario Green Party platform includes pledge to end homelessness
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Ontario: An Ontario government led by the Greens would focus on creating neighbourhoods where residents can "live, work and play," according to the party's election platform that will also include sweeping climate and voting reforms.

Leader Mike Schreiner is expected to release his full plan for the province Thursday morning at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto.

According to a 17-page preview of the partly-costed document, a Green win on June 2 would mean an "end to Ontario's pro-sprawl and anti-climate agenda."

Among the more environmentally-charged promises, the Green Party will commit to ensuring there is green space within a 10-minute walk of all homes by 2030 while developing a "15-minute" neighbourhood framework by working with municipalities on rezoning.

"Our goal is to build communities where we can access work, services and recreation within 15 minutes of home, because less time commuting means more time for family and friends," the platform says.

"It just so happens that building dense, mixed-use connected communities is also the best thing we can do for the environment, as it cuts down on car pollution and spares our natural areas from more urban sprawl."