Author Archives: Bob Jonkman

About Bob Jonkman

Bob Jonkman is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Brantford-Brant. Follow @BobJonkmanGPC on Twitter.

Strategic Voting Raises Its Ugly Head Again

There are many people in Kitchener–Conestoga who align with the Greens, but not so many who vote Green. Farmers using sustainable land practices, and families using renewable energy. Yet I’ve been hearing many people say that in this 2018 election … Continue reading

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Video: High Speed Rail vs High Performance Rail

At the InterCityRail Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 I learned about the difference between High Speed Rail and High Performance Rail. Although I entered the meeting as a proponent of High Speed Rail (using a dedicated rail … Continue reading

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Questionnaire: Purchasing Prescription Lenses in Ontario

On 5 May 2018 Canadians For Eyewear Choice wrote: Congratulations on your candidacy. We are writing today to let you know about an urgent issue facing Ontario consumers who depend on accessing affordable eyewear online as a modern convenience and … Continue reading

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Interview on Bollywood Mix, @RadioWaterloo

On Tuesday, 22 May 2018 I was invited for an interview on Bollywood Mix with Yasin Dewji and Andy Nagpal. We talked about the Green Party’s platform, including Basic Guaranteed Income, the Renewable Energy sector, High Speed Rail, wandered away … Continue reading

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Waterloo Region Greens Release Local Platform

The Green Party is gaining momentum across the province. Leader Mike Schreiner has crossed the province meeting with enthusiastic people who want integrity, intelligence and honesty in their choice and Schreiner delivers. In fact, Mainstreet polls predicted Schreiner would win … Continue reading

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Notes from the ReVision ADP Information Session

I had the privilege of attending an information session on 16 May 2018 by ReVision ADP hosted by the CNIB about the Ontario Assistive Devices Program which provides magnifiers, text-to-speech devices, braille output devices and other technology to help people … Continue reading

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On Social Housing

I received a question on Social Housing today: Hi Bob, I am just wondering what your views are on the social housing crisis for newcomers to Canada in the Kitchener area? Hope you can answer before voting day. Hi! There … Continue reading

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Advance Polls in Kitchener–Conestoga (Ontario Election 2018)

Voting Day is Thursday, 7 June 2018, but if you’re busy or out-of-town you can vote now at one of the advance polls. Here are the locations as listed on the Elections Ontario website. Kitchener — Conestoga Dates: Saturday, 26 … Continue reading

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Infiltrate The Debate: 6pm Sun 27 May 2018 at the @WR_Greens Campaign Office

Hi everyone! Want to see Mike Schreiner participate in the Leaders Debate tomorrow night? Join the Waterloo Region Greens at the Campaign Office for a watching party! Despite our best efforts, the unelected and unaccountable media consortium has continued with … Continue reading

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Who wants a lawn sign?

The Kitchener–Conestoga Sign Team has been busy: The road signs are mostly up! There are still some lawn signs left — if you’d like to get one, let us know: Call the office, ask for a Kitchener–Conestoga sign: 226-476-4529 Request … Continue reading

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