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