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Full marks for Chris Tindal from the Toronto Environmental Alliance

The Toronto Environmental Alliance has released their candidate score card, and Ward 27 Council Candidate Chris Tindal has received a full 20/20 A+ grade. The report by TEA, recognized as Toronto Council’s environmental watchdog, evaluates candidates on their commitment to environmental priorities.

TEA is the second organization to release council candidate evaluations following ArtsVote, a group that also gave Tindal their top score for his commitment to arts issues. Out of the field of 15 candidates in Ward 27, only two including Tindal received the highest score possible from both organizations.

“The next council has a huge opportunity to advance environmental action that is good for the economy, reduces waste and creates jobs,” said Tindal. “Taking that kind of smart action will be one of my main priorities.”

For More information contact:
Matthew Ross
Media Relations
416.627.8928
matthew@christindal.ca

Chris Tindal receives top grade from ArtsVote

ArtsVote Toronto 2010 has released their Councillor Report Card and given Ward 27 candidate Chris Tindal a full 4/4 star “champion” rating. The report card seeks to evaluate each candidate’s “awareness of the needs of the arts community, their interest in engaging with artists in their Ward, and their willingness to act as advocates” for arts and culture.

“I am honoured that ArtsVote has given me their highest grade when it comes to recognizing the importance of investing in the arts in Toronto,” said Tindal. “I look forward to being a champion for the arts on the next council so that we can continue to build a beautiful city and support the many jobs in the arts and culture sector.”

For More information contact:
Matthew Ross
Media Relations
416.627.8928
matthew@christindal.ca

Former Ward 27 Opponent Announces Support for Chris Tindal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO- On August 25, Evan Dean stepped down as a candidate for city councillor in Ward 27, and announced his support for Chris Tindal.  Evan has been a great contributor to the community, both as a candidate, and through his work with Trinity Square Café, Our Place Community of Hope, and as volunteer coordinator for Pride Toronto. Chris is honored to have his support.

“I believe that Chris is the best suited for the role and that he has both the political and policy background necessary to serve the residents of this Ward” says Evan on his website. “I believe that Chris understands the role that communities play in creating a great and diverse city.  Chris also understands that improving public transit, and creating more infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists will keep this city green and sustainable in the future.  This is why I will support him for councillor for Ward 27.”

Chris Tindal is endorsed by people throughout Ward 27 and across the political spectrum, including former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament David MacDonald, retired Senator Lois Wilson and former Ontario NDP Youth Chair Liam McHugh-Russell.

These members of our community are supporting Chris because they know he has the right priorities for our ward. Chris is committed to representing all of Ward 27’s unique communities, and will champion

  • more responsible fiscal management at City Hall;
  • improved transit, so that ‘the better way’ really is better; and
  • smart, sustainable development that plans for our future but also preserves our past: our heritage buildings and the feel of our communities.

Chris’s platform was officially announced today on his website, christindal.ca.

For More information contact:
Matthew Ross
Media Relations
416.627.8928
matthew@christindal.ca

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Media release: Seasoned candidate enters race for councillor of Ward 27

Tindal receives early support from prominent members of major parties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO – Chris Tindal, a former candidate for federal parliament, today registered to run for city councillor in Toronto’s Ward 27.

Tindal highlighted city finances, transit, and smart development as three areas in need of special focus. In a letter posted to christindal.ca, Tindal said he would “focus on expanding the tax base, not the tax burden,” called on the transit debate “to move from making excuses to finding solutions,” and said he would be “mindful not only of our ward’s current needs, but also the kind of city we’ll be proud to have created further down the road.”

A former Green Party of Canada candidate who has have lived in Ward 27 for more than a decade, Tindal is endorsed by respected individuals from across the political spectrum, including Chrétien-appointed Senator Lois Wilson, former local Progressive Conservative MP David MadDonald, and past Toronto NDP candidate Liam McHugh-Russell, who called Tindal “open-minded, passionate, articulate and thoughtful” and said he “represents the future we need for our city.”

MacDonald added, “Chris Tindal represents the best of what our neighbourhood is all about. He is committed to a community which is diverse, healthy and prepared to meet the challenges of living in an urban environment. We will all benefit from having him represent us on the new City Council.”

Tindal also has the support of high-profile members of Ward 27’s various communities, including Laurie Arron, who worked with Egale Canada to help legalize equal marriage.

“I intend, especially in these early months of the campaign, to do more listening than talking,” Tindal said. “We, as a campaign, will fully engage with residents to listen to their priorities and concerns.”

“As Torontonians we interact with municipal government services more than those of any other government,” he said. “And yet, we tend to pay very little attention to municipal politics, and I doubt there are even many city councillors who would argue we have the kind of governance we can be proud of, the kind of vision we should aspire to, the kind of representation we deserve.”

In a March 2008 by-election in Toronto Centre, the federal riding that includes Toronto’s Ward 27, Tindal achieved what media reports referred to as a “virtual tie” for second. Journalist Susan Delacourt wrote that Tindal’s “significant” result helped to “[seal his party’s] standing as a political force to watch” and moved it closer to becoming a “major player.”

Tindal’s campaign began this morning with a series of messages posted to his website, christindal.ca, and an invitation to residents to become active participants in defining the next city council.

Chris Tindal has served as a Vice President of the Ontario Recreational Canoeing association and as a board member for a boys and girls residential summer camp north of Toronto. Having produced some of Canada’s largest web properties including family.ca (for Astral Television Networks) and ytv.com (Corus Entertainment), Tindal now does strategy and business development for a national newspaper chain’s interactive properties.

For more information

Matthew Ross
matthew.a.ross@gmail.com
416.627.8928
www.christindal.ca

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