Stop the GMO secrets
While the presidential election is the big show on Tuesday (November 6), many a T.O. enviro will be watching the results of California's vote on Proposition 37, a ballot measure seeking support for transparent GMO food labelling. To focus attention on that vote, which will have an impact on many goods sold here, Canadian Organic Growers hosts a Kids' Right To Know March on Saturday (November 3), pushing rules around GMO ingredient listings in Canada. Participants are asked to wear black to protest the GMO industry's mass use of consumers as guinea pigs. 10 am. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. cogtoronto.org.
LAUGH FOR THE ECOSYSTEM
Wanna take the planet very seriously and still have a good yuk? Toronto Green Community sponsors Laugh For The Environment, an afternoon of performances by local funny folk including Ashley Botting, Chris Leveille, Lauren Ash and Jordan Markowski. The improvised hilarity benefits TGC, which promotes shared gardens, apartment greening, energy conservation and other impact-reducing programs. Saturday (November 3), 3 pm. $20. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416-343-0033.
On the eve of the U.S. showdown, PEN Canada asks a question sure to fire up a heated dialogue: is the choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, or between two equally tarnished visions? Democracy In A Year Of Election is hosted by CBC's Carol Off and features Mark Kingwell, U of T philosopher and author of A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, And The Politics Of Pluralism, and Janice Gross Stein, director of U of T's Munk School of Global Affairs. Monday (November 5), 7 pm. $25. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park. 416-586-8000.