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Tar Sands- Domestic and Therefore Ethical?

Byron Williston will presented the arguments made by the oil and gas industry, and their supporters, in favour of expansion of the tar sands and why those arguments fail. The unconstrained development and expansion of the tar sands is, in fact, morally unjustifiable.The conclusion? We should see ourselves as duty-bound to take a much more cautious approach to the management of this resource than is currently the case.Byron Williston is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University and he is the Green Party Candidate for Kitchener Centre.

Jan 31st - Our 5 year anniversary

On January 31, 2011, the Green Party of Canada organization in Kitchener-Centre, celebrated its 5th Anniversary. In honour of this milestone all members (past, present and future) were invited to come out and celebrate.

The celebration was an enormous success with 30 people in attendance. We were able to welcome new members to the EDA and visit with the original founding members. A special thanks to candidate Rebecca Harrison for making the trip down from Whitby and delivering a special message of recognition from Elizabeth May for Linette Keller, the dedicated CEO and President of Kitchener-Centre. John Bithell our local candidate took the opportunity to share some inspiring words and vision for our EDA over the balance of this term and into our next election!

Thank-you to all those who made it out and contributed to the events success. A special thanks to Elfie Kalfakis of Lucky Penny Designs for contributing new promotional material and Daniel Beshara of Beshara Photography for contributing photography services throughout the evening.

An informal reception was held;
Monday, January 31, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm at the King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill (907 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, (519) 744-1050) - Appetizers were served for all – while members received a complimentary beverage.  No RSVP was required.

Oct 31, 2010

Kitchener-Centre greens gathered for a writing session! Researching current events and sharing opinions and thought provoking discussion was all part of the activities. For articles written opinions shared check out the admin's blog. 

Aug 31st 2010

Kitchener-Centre greens and friends geared up for a bicycle safety lesson and ride along Kitcheners Iron Horse Trail. After a leisurely ride most participants shared a cool beverage and conversation at Victoria Parks Boat House!

 Did you know a bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that, as a bicyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users. Cyclists charged for disobeying traffic laws will be charged!!!

 5 requirements for being a safe cyclist in Kitchener include:

  1. Helmet
  2. Bell
  3. Reflectors
  4. Light (within half hour of sunset and sunrise)
  5. Break system on the rear tire

 For more information on cycling check out the MTO site cycling site

July 31st 2010

We walked the Iron Horse Trail and some residential streets, took in species we tend to overlook. Lead by a local expert our urban nature hike, taught us a few new plant names and allowed us to appreciate what is in our backyard a little more.

The hike began across the street from the Warren Greenhouses and after two hour of exercise we regrouped in a neighbours’ garden for a tasty summer BBQ.

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