Catch the Clean Train
With Metrolinx and the province planning to run over 400 diesel trains a day, the pollution threat just gets more intense. Help support the Clean Train Coalition - dedicated to electrifying the system - and the Pelham Community Hub at the Beat The Winter Blues event Friday (April 5) at 6:30 pm. Davenport MP and stellar musician Andrew Cash performs on a bill with the Pelham Community Hub Youth, RISE and others. Pwyc ($25 sugg). Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood & Community Health Centre, 1900 Davenport. cleantrain.ca.
For a fair vote
How are we going to get a voting system that reflects our real political choices? Take Back Parliament: Is Proportional Representation the Way? examines the various balloting options and explores strategies for dumping the first-past-the-post system. NDPer Peggy Nash, Lib Carolyn Bennett and others weigh in. Today, (Thursday, April 4), 7 pm. Free. 519 Church Community Centre. fairvotetoronto.ca.
No tar sands in T.O.
Yet another tar sands pipeline leak, this time Exxon's in Arkansas. Closer to home, No Tar Sands In Toronto: Stop Line 9, aims to head off Enbridge's proposed Line 9 reversal. Environmentalist Ron Plain of Sarnia's Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Sabrina Bowman of Environmental Defence speak Sunday (April 7), 2 pm. Free. East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell. Plain also speaks Monday (April 8) at 7 pm. Free. Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood & Community Health Centre, 1900 Davenport. Free. WestEndNoLine9@gmail.com.