Friends, if you have any time today or tomorrow please lend a hand to Chris Chopik, the Green Party of Ontario’s candidate in the September 17th St. Paul’s by-election. A strong showing by Chris is a great way to send a message to other parties and to actually influence real change in Ontario politics, and these last 48 hours are critical.
As an added bonus, Chris Chopik is a very good candidate. He’s the only one talking with any urgency or credibility about transitioning Ontario to the future economy. He’s also very accomplished and hard working:
Chris Chopik is a Realtor and recognized leader in the green real estate movement in Canada. He has been featured in two Globe and Mail articles and two Toronto Star articles including a feature focusing on â€œGreen Heroesâ€. Chris has been called the â€œGreen Guruâ€ on Global News, and has appeared on Christina Chierneskyâ€™s House Calls, on Breakfast Television, and CBCâ€™s Metro Morning.
Chris is not new to the world of politics. In 2008 and 2009, he advised the provincial government on housing-related aspects of Ontarioâ€™s new Green Energy Act. Chris has also worked with the City of Toronto and Torontoâ€™s ENGO community to create new opportunities for local engagement around environment and economy issues. He has publicly advocated for the advancement of a meaningful â€œgreen economyâ€ agenda, a smart electricity grid, renewable energies and a robust energy conservation policy.
Within the riding of St. Paulâ€™s, Chris has consistently supported community development in the areas of local economy, urban agriculture, renewable energy and home energy efficiency. Chris is an active contributor to the Cedarvale Childrenâ€™s Garden, a board member of LEAF, the organizer and key sponsor of the Strawberries and Asparagus Festival, an advisor to Green Enterprise Toronto and an advisor to Green Neighbours 21 on their â€œGreen Togetherâ€ program.
Get in touch and involved with the campaign at chrischopik.ca or by calling 416-880-4505. It makes a big difference. Thanks! UPDATED (11:50 a.m.) GET INVOLVED INFO:
- Help get out the vote on Thursday by making some phone calls to already identified Green supporters.Â We need everyone to go out and vote, making your calls critical.Â Please let Becky Smit know if you can help out by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (647-830-6486);
- Make a financial donation to ensure we reach our fundraising goal of $10,000; and
- If you live in the GTA, show Chris your support in person and join us after the polls close for the Election Night Party, at Zemra Bar Lounge ( 778 St Clair Avenue West Toronto, ON M6C 1B6) starting at 7:00PM.