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The Green Party of Ontario is independent yet is philosophically aligned with other green parties in Canada and around the world. The GPO is fiscally conservative, socially progressive and environmentally focused, and begins with the basic premise that all life on the planet is interconnected and that humans have a responsibility to protect and preserve the natural world.

The Green Party of Ontario (GPO) became an officially registered political party in 1983, and has been developing in size and sophistication since that time, expanding its membership and rising in the polls. We have increased the number of candidates in successive provincial elections. In the 1999 provincial election, we fielded 58 candidates, and became the fourth largest party in the province. In 2003, we fielded our first nearly-full slate, 102 out of 103 candidates, and received 2.8% of the vote. The 2007 election saw Ontario voters support Green Party values with unprecedented enthusiasm. The GPO, for the first time in history, had a full slate of candidates and garnered over 8% of the vote.

In the 2018 election GPO leader Mike Schreiner became the first Ontario Green to be elected to Queen's Park. The party now has two seats and polls between 4-8%. 

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Social Media entrepreneur gets the nod for Ontario Greens in Nepean

June 20, 2017
(Nepean, ON) - The Green Party of Ontario is pleased to announce James O'Grady has been nominated to represent the Green Party in the next Ontario provincial election in the new riding of Nepean, in the Greater Ottawa Area.
Mr. O'Grady grew up in Nepean and continues to reside at his family home in the community of Trend-Arlington. He is a social media entrepreneur, community advocate and part-time school teacher.
A grassroots democracy advocate, Mr. O'Grady founded and launched in 2013, after an unsuccessful bid for Ottawa City Council in Ward 9 in 2010, where he finished 2nd out of 10 candidates with just under 20% support. is a self-publishing, social media website for current affairs in Ottawa and across the country. It provides a platform and tools for Canadians to share their ideas, opinions and projects with friends, family, colleagues and interested Canadians.
Mr. O'Grady's ties to his community run deep. His family moved into the riding in 1970 when he was three years old. He attended all three of the public schools on Greenbank Rd (Knoxdale PS, Greenbank MS and Sir Robert Borden HS). Growing up, he played hockey in the Nepean Minor Hockey system and starred in high school for the SRB Blues, winning his team's MVP after leading them to the finals in Grade 13.
Mr. O'Grady recently stepped down as President of the Trend-Arlington Community Association after serving as President and VP from 2009-2016. During that time Mr. O'Grady helped lead community opposition to two oversized developments on Greenbank Rd. He also coached youth softball, organized the hockey day shinny tournament 'Hockey Day in Ward 9', founded the Knoxdale-Merivale Council of Community Associations in Ward 9 (the only ward council remaining in Ottawa), and served two years as VP Communications for the Federation of Citizens Associations in Ottawa (FCA)--an umbrella organization of community associations and community groups in Ottawa. While with the FCA, Mr. O'Grady organized two public information sessions on the Emerald Ash Borer beetle that has destroyed millions of ash trees in Ontario alone. He is also a member of the Greenspace Alliance of Canada's capital.
For more information please contact James O'Grady at (613) 883-7386 or by email at:
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