Upcoming Events

Upcoming events that Michael will be attending, is endorsing or is organizing:

The Fight for Fare Free Transit in Toronto: A Coffeehouse & Forum of the GTWA Free and Accessible Transit Campaign & the Michael Laxer Ward 6 Campaign

Where: The Big Guy's Little Coffee Shop, 2861 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
When: Sunday, September 28, 2:30 p.m.

Join us in heart of South Etobicoke for a public discussion forum about the fight for Free Transit in Toronto. 

Kamilla Petrick of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly's Free and Accessible Transit Campaign & Ward 6 Socialist City Council candidate Michael Laxer, who is campaigning for Free Transit, will be speaking and moderating the discussion. Kamilla Petrick is an activist and academic living in Toronto and has contributed to the growing Toronto public transit movement as a member of TTCRiders and the Free Transit campaign.

We will look at:
-Is fare free transit possible in Toronto?
-What would be the social benefits of such a transit policy?
-How would free transit benefit the suburbs and Etobicoke?
-What can we learn from the free transit experiment in Tallinn, Estonia?

As well as other related topics.

The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. Some refreshments will be available for free and coffee/tea and other refreshments will be available for a charge from the coffee shop.

The Big Guy's Little Coffee Shop is a fully accessible venue.

The Elect Michael Laxer - Ward 6 City Councillor 2014 campaign website:http://electmichaellaxer2014.blogspot.ca/
The GTWA website: http://www.workersassembly.ca/
The GTWA Free and Accessible Transit Campaign on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/nofareisfair/

Related readings:
Herman Rosenfeld on the fight for fare free transit: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/1016.php

Michael Laxer on how fare free transit is possible: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/michael-laxer/2014/04/free-transit-three-reasons-it-idea-whose-time-has-come

For any further information email us at: electmichaellaxer@outlook.com or call (416) 251-5576

Canvass for a Socialist Candidate! 

Where: Campaign Office, 2858 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke.
When: Sunday, September 14, 11 a.m.

Earlier this year, Seattle elected socialist Kshama Sawant to council and she spearheaded a campaign to introduce a $15 minimum wage to the city.

If you think Toronto could do better with a socialist candidate who will also fight for a $15 minimum wage in Toronto (as well as many other important issues), come out to help us canvas for Michael Laxer, who's running in Etobicoke-Lakeshore (Ward 6)

More campaign details here: http://electmichaellaxer2014.blogspot.ca/2014/01/michael-laxer-for-city-councillor-ward.html

We'll be heading out for about 2 hours of canvassing - you can either choose to just drop off pamphlets or if you're the talkative type, do some doorknocking.

The campaign office address is at 2858 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 5th St.).

It is on the 501 Queen Streetcar line and there is a 5th st. stop). It is two blocks east of Islaington for those who take the subway (they would take the subway to Islington & the 110 Islington South bus to Lake Shore & walk east).

The phone number is 416-251-5576

Afterwards, if you want to join us, we will be heading down to the Parkdale March to Freeze the Rent! 


Summer Social!

Where: The Big Guy's Little Coffee Shop - 2861 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
When: Sunday, August 17th,  Social Begins @ 4:30 p.m. (optional canvass begins at 2 p.m.!)
Mark the date!

Sunday, August 17th join us in the heart of New Toronto & Ward 6 at The Big Guy's Little Coffee Shop at 2861 Lake Shore Blvd. W for a campaign buffet & social.

Michael will be serving up BBQed meat & veg, sandwiches, drinks & more including many of his faves from his food blog! There will be vegetarian & vegan options. 


The first part of the event starts at 2 p.m., when we will be heading out to drop/canvass local streets with our message of higher wages, public services & free transit!

But this part is optional. 

The social starts at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome (whether you were able to canvass or not) so join us for terrific food & discussion. Bring the kids!

The event is free to attend, as is the food (although campaign donations & donations towards the food will, of course, be welcome! ). 

Drinks & coffee will be available for purchase.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling us at 416-251-5576 or by emailing us at electmichaellaxer@outlook.com. You also also RSVP and get updates on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/622918477823688/?source=1

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute to the campaign, you can do so at this link:http://electmichaellaxer2014.blogspot.ca/p/donate.html

See you there! 

Free Transit, Municipal Minimum Wages, Affordable Housing...Can Toronto Do It? Meet Ward 6 Candidate Michael Laxer & Discuss the Issues!

Where: Community Roots Bookstore - 2858 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 5th St.) Etobicoke
When: Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Politicians tell us that initiatives that would change our city and people's lives like Free Transit, a $15 an hour municipal minimum wage, a comprehensive affordable housing strategy and a real alternative to cutbacks and austerity are not possible.

Is it true...or are they saying this because in reality they don't want to do it?

On Saturday, July 5th, come out anytime between 1-4 p.m. for an informal drop-in for coffee, refreshments and discussion and to meet Ward 6 City Council candidate Michael Laxer and find out where he stands on these (and other ) issues and how he thinks we can do it!

Find out about his income pledge to, if elected, make no more than what the average Torontonian does and his ideas for a more democratic City Hall and police accountability.

Get answers to any questions you have about, Michael's campaign, and the fight for higher wages, public services & a real alternative to cutbacks and austerity.

See you there!

For further details call 416-251-5576 or email us.

Meet SPO Spokesperson & Etobicoke Lakeshore Candidate Natalie Lochwin:

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Community Roots Books, 2858 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 5th St., on the 501 streetcar line), Etobicoke

Come out for coffee, refreshments and discussion and to meet Socialist Party of Ontario Etobicoke Lakeshore candidate Natalie Lochwin.

Find out about, and get answers to any questions you have about, Natalie's campaign, the SPO and her fight for higher wages, public services & a real alternative to capitalism and austerity.

 You can also meet and discuss the issues with Socialist candidate for city council in Ward 6, Michael Laxer from the Elect Michael Laxer - Ward 6 City Councillor 2014 campaign.

 See you there!

May 14, 2014: Upcoming Day of Action to demand $14 Now. May 14th across Ontario. Take a stand for fair & living wages.

May 10, 2014: National Day of Action, Toronto: No Tar Sands, No Fracking, No Line 9!

"On May 10th people from coast to coast to coast will be rallying to defend communities from pipelines, dirty energy projects like tar sands and fracking, and runaway climate change,...
while standing in solidarity with Indigenous communities on the front-line of struggles from BC to New Brunswick."

May 1, 2014: On May 1st, International Workers Day, we will march to reclaim May Day for just people’s struggles and to Honour Our Communities. - See more at: http://basicsnews.ca/2014/04/may-day-2014-in-toronto/#sthash.7ljPXQJC.plQutSgU.dpuf

April 30, 2014: Lake Shore 4 Love

"We are excited to announce the launch of our #LS4love (Lake Shore 4 Love) photoshoot campaign! On Wednesday April 30th we will kick off the campaign at Lakeshore Arts from 4PM - 7PM.

The mission of the campaign is to come together as a community and take a stand against the homophobia that the LGBTQ community is facin...g in Russia, Uganda and other parts of the world."


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