An Ontario Election is Coming

The 42nd Ontario general election will be held on or before June 7th, 2018.

The Kitchener—Conestoga Greens hope to turn this riding on its ear by electing a Green MPP in June.  If you’re reading this blog there is an excellent chance you are as interested in electing Greens as we are. Kitchener—Conestoga will host our AGM (Annual General Meeting) and Candidate Nominations early in 2018.  There will be an official mailout in January, but we’ll also post event details here.  Whether or not you’re a member, you’re always welcome at Green Party events. (You will need to be a member to vote for the Executive and candidate, however.)

Canadian and Ontario politics are badly in need of some new voices; it has become painfully clear that if we really want real change, we need to start voting for what we want, not who we think might be elected.

And we need your help!  Volunteers can make all the difference, and of course votes will always be appreciated.  In spite of the mainstream claims the 2008 recession is over, we are aware that although it may be true for the one percent, it isn’t for most people.  If you aren’t in a position to donate; please don’t.  Come out to our events or volunteer instead!

If you can afford to donate now (or in the future), something I did not realize before joining the party is that political donations come with tax breaks. I was shocked to learn three quarters of anything you donate up to $400 will be refunded when you do your taxes!  After that the rebates reduce in size, check the chart below for details.

Although we don’t normally solicit donations here, a an election coming, this is a great time to donate if you’re going to.   Especially if you want to donate to the max, if you get your donation in by December 31st, you can donate to the max again in 2018.

Kitchener—Conestoga isn’t set up to take online donations (yet) but you can donate directly to the Green Party of Ontario, your year-end donation of $5, $10, $25 or whatever you can afford will be most appreciated. Any donation you can make will help fund the preparations for our upcoming crucial election, mere months away!

Your Gift Tax Credit* Actual Cost
$5 $3.75 $1.25
$10 $7.50 $2.50
$25 $18.75 $6.25
$50 $37.50 $12.50
$100 $75 $25
$300 $225 $75
$400 $300 $100
$500 $350 $150
$750 $475 $275
$900 $550 $350
$1,200 $700 $500
*Based on your total tax credit for 2017

If your pre-New Year’s resolution is to make an end of year donation to the Green Party don’t delay!

And if there’s any cash in the kitty after making your GPO donation, you might want to consider a donation to the Green Party of Canada.GreenGearsThe Green Party is a grassroots party operating on a minimal budget; with your help we can run more robust campaigns. We need Green voices at the table for today and into the future.

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