Friday, August 10, 2007

Founding member of 'Liberals For MMP' Kate Holloway named Liberal candidate in Trinity-Spadina

Congratulations to high-profile environmental activist and founding member of Liberals For MMP Kate Holloway who will be the Ontario Liberal Party's candidate in the Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina in this provincial election.

Click here for the Canada Newswire press release.

Environmentalist, activist Kate Holloway Liberal candidate in Trinity-Spadina

TRINITY-SPADINA, TORONTO, ON, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Ontario Liberals today announced that high-profile environmental activist and former Green Party of Canada executive member Kate Holloway will be the party's candidate in the Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina. Holloway has been appointed as candidate by Premier Dalton McGuinty.

"Kate Holloway has two very strong passions - the community and conservation. She believes in action and she has compiled an impressive list of achievements. I'm proud to have her as part of our Liberal team," said Premier McGuinty.

The addition of Holloway to the McGuinty Liberal team received immediate applause.

"Today's announcement represents a huge environment coup for Premier Dalton McGuinty. To be able to recruit such a high calibre environmental candidate shows he means business in further developing his strong green team going into this fall's election. Dalton McGuinty and his Liberals, now including Kate Holloway, are where the action is for environmental protection in Ontario," said Deb Shulte, Co-Chair, Friends of Boyd Park.

"Kate has a rare combination of qualities. She is passionate about the environment, wise in the ways of business, and politically astute," said Chris Lowry, Executive Director of Green Enterprise Toronto.

"Kate understands the issues of sustainability and the urgent need for a greener agenda; she will be an energetic and effective member," said Michael De Pencier, publisher of Toronto Life.

"Kate Holloway is very well known in the community as a strong and effective proponent for progress on environmental issues," said David Donnelly a prominent environmental lawyer and activist. "From action on renewable energy to climate change, she's been a leader. She's a green diva."

Holloway has founded, managed and directed several Toronto environmental startups and non-profit associations. She sits on the Steering Committee of Green Enterprise Toronto, a network helping independent businesses and consumers become greener and buy locally. She is also a founding member of the Women's Environmental Alliance.

She was also a high-profile member of the Green Party of Canada, where she served on the national executive, co-founded the Green Party Women's Caucus and ran as a federal candidate.

"As a conservationist and advocate for strong, sustainable communities I've been impressed with progress made by the McGuinty Liberals, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, investing in public transit, becoming a leader in clean energy such as wind power and offering incentives to help Ontarians go green - not to mention support for our schools, hospitals and neighbourhoods. I want to make sure that progress continues," said Holloway.

"We all know where the province was four years ago - the environment was under attack, our cities were facing neglect, public health and education were on a downward slope. We can't afford to go back to that. We need to keep moving forward," she said.

For further information: Ben Chin, (416) 358-6291

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally!

Josh Rachlis said...

Well, that sounds exciting. Hope she actually gets things done! I still don't see mandatory green roofs on new buildings in Toronto... I don't see widespread solar and wind power at individual residences... I don't see big incentives for people to drive hybrids in the province... The only ballsy move I've seen so far is from the Conservative party who banned incandescent light bulbs. So let's see it, Liberals. Let's see you have the guts to do something that will actually make a difference to the air we breathe and the province we live in.