GUELPH – Mike Schreiner was recently chosen to be the Green Party of Ontario candidate for Guelph for the 2022 election.
In his nomination speech, Schreiner, the party leader, said he’s dedicated to putting partisan politics aside, “supporting good ideas from all parties” when there are some, and criticizing the policies he’s opposed to.
“I believe this helped to get my first Private Members Bill – the Paris-Galt Moraine Conservation Act – through second reading with support from all parties.
“It’s also why I co-sponsored a bill with Conservaitve MPP Lorne Coe to impose a fine for blocking electric vehicle chargers – becoming the first Green bill to become law in Ontario history,” he said.
Schreiner said he continues to work for housing affordability, mental health services, investing in community-led projects, climate solutions and fighting to protect water.
“This past year has been so difficult for everyone – parents, students, workers, our elderly, health care workers and small businesses.
“It’s been a privilege to work with so many in our community to find PPE, housing and emergency food deliveries for people,” he said.
Schreiner said he will continue to call for a third round of funding and the eligibility criteria to be expanded to help more local businesses get through another shutdown.
Schreiner said he also supports:
– two-way, all day GO service;
– extending the bottled water moratorium;
– advocating for an overdose prevention site;
– advocating to get funding for infrastructure improvements for local projects.
Schreiner said he will work to improve conditions in long-term care homes, for paid sick days and for paid time off to be vaccinated.
“I assure you – Greens will run to the plate and go to bat for you. Greens will never back down to protect people and the places we love.”