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The Golden Horseshoe CHF is always active on the on the political front. 

Paul Miller MPP meeting with co-op housing reps 


Below: Monique Taylor MPP, Mike Mantha MPP meeting with co-op housing reps Queen's Park


with Chirs Ballard MPP

                                Douglas Wong, Dave Smart meet with Filomina Tassi MP                      Douglas Wong, Dave Smart meet with Chris Bittle 

Below Heather Pratt, Country Lane Coop, Dave Smart and David Granovski met with Rick Dykstra in Ottawa 

October 2013 Dave Smart and Chris Conroy were back at Queen's Park to meet with MPPs from all parties, including Premier Wynn celebrating the passage of Bill 14

September 2013, Dave Smart, Kathy Dimassi and Tracy Geddes attended at Queen's Park to make presentations in favour of Bill 14 to the legislative Committee

 Members of the board and staff journeyed to Queen's Park to 

meet with MPPs of all parties to press forward the need for more Co-operative Housing.

Some of the folks we talked with: Kathleen Wynn, Minister MAH; MPP Steve Clark, PC Critic MAH; MPP Cindy Forster, NDP Critic MAH

Dave Smart, Tracy Geddes, Monique Taylor, Harvey Cooper Spring 2012. We met with Monique to discuss the need for more Co-operative Housing


The federation met with candidates and participated in candidate "meet n greets" in key ridings. Halam Park and Countrylane co-ops hosted the candidates.

We also mobilized our members to attend rallies in support of Thornhill Green co-op, threatened with a take-over by their local Service Manager.

Thornhill Green: The federation hired a bus to take members to a rally to join over 300 people protesting the

attempted take-over of this co-op by York Region.

In December, we again had a busload of co-op members attend yet another rally. Golden Horseshoe CHF members

spoke at both rallies.



Minister Gerrettson


 Steven Lewis

 George Smitherman, 

                          Ontario Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing.                        



David Granovsky, Kathy Dimassi & Dave Smart met with Chris Charlton MP at a strategy

session on the future of affordable housing.


Ministers Bradley & Finely visited Commonwealth Co-op to announce results of recent SHRRP funding


                                                 Libby Davis MP                                               Sophia Aggelonitis MPP