Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Robert Kiley and the Kingston and the Islands Green Party believe in a principled, planned and priced approach to developing policy. We are guided by the principles of economic, social, environmental and democratic justice. A healthy society needs a healthy environment with strong small businesses and strong democratic institutions.


Hydro Honesty

  • Reduce bills for middle and lower-income residents
  • Transition from expensive nuclear to renewables and use energy efficiently

“We cannot afford another term of the Liberal government. Their hydro scheme is a costly ploy that will make our bills go up in the long run and burden our kids. We need to address the root causes of high electricity and move towards a more affordable, cleaner, local system.” – Robert Kiley


Economic Justice

  • Lower small business payroll tax and support local innovation
  • Provincial debt reduction and sustainable budgets

“The attack on small business and the structural poverty caused by low ODSP and OW rates are two examples of the failures of both Liberal and Conservative governments. Greens will champion strong local economies to support Ontario companies by dropping payroll taxes. And Greens will help those in need by increasing social assistance.” – Robert Kiley


Social Justice

  • Pharmacare, dental care and affordable housing programs
  • Basic income guarantee, a living wage and increased ODSP and OW rates

“People are hurting in our province. Basic needs like dental care, drug coverage, and mental health supports are not being met. Only the Green Party will address these areas with costed, comprehensive plans that avoid driving us further into debt while making sure our residents are happy and healthy.” – Robert Kiley


Environmental Justice

  • Protections for wetlands, farmland, animals and drinking water
  • Pollution pricing and decreased greenhouse gas emissions

“Climate change, the loss of prime farmland, the rapid decrease in biodiversity, and fire sale of our natural resources are not acceptable. Polluters must pay for their destruction and the parties that allowed for this to happen must be held accountable. We only have one planet to live on and we must steward it with compassion and care.” – Robert Kiley


Democratic Justice

  • Electoral reform and proportional representation
  • Your best interests before party politics

“The three traditional, status quo parties have had majority governments in Ontario in the last generation. Yet, the NDP, Conservatives and Liberals all failed to deliver on electoral reform. Only the Green Party has consistently and clearly called for proportional representation – where a party’s percentage of the popular vote is roughly reflected by the number of seats the party has in the legislature. As your MPP, I will work to represent the best interests of you, your family, and our riding.” – Robert Kiley


CONTACT ROBERT KILEY

Call or text: 613-483-2811

Email: robertkiley@gpo.ca

Mail: 781 Station Main, Kingston, ON



3 days ago
Did you know there are 43 neighbourhoods in @cityofkingston? This and lots of more great data at population projection meeting happening now. #ygk #ygkc #Trillium https://t.co/R1m3Mx7KyK robert_kiley photo
4 days ago
An insightful article/observation on the state of web content. Discussed this afternoon @OpenDoorMediaCa: https://t.co/V7SmISvJJu Thanks, @DuncanBSS.
7 days ago
Why am I running for Council? To work for the community that gave me so much. That's why I'm running in Trillium, where I lived for almost two decades, as a kid, a grad student, young professional. This and more in my interview with @kingstonist https://t.co/CmvL6P6Axi #ygk #ygkc
2 weeks ago
Sign's up! Office opening next month. 838 Development Drive. Excited! #ygk #ygkc #Trillium https://t.co/jB12B03DXR robert_kiley photo
2 weeks ago
We need to make @cityofkingston's roads safe and smooth. We need to fill in potholes on existing roads. We need to prioritize active transportation, including a network of protected bike lanes. It's good for people and the planet. Let's do it! #ygk #ygkc https://t.co/7Edo7zJ7k1
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Cross Country Checkup @checkupcbc
If you're bike commuting in the winter, is it safe? What are some of the riskiest places to cycle in Canada?

What is it going to take to make roads safer for cyclists? https://t.co/AKZygp6nBg


6 days ago

Why am I running for Council? To work for the community that gave me so much.

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Sign's up! Office opening next month!

838 Development Drive.

Want to learn more about me and how I'll work for you? Visit robertkiley.ca.

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1 week ago

A great group out for our first Trillium lit drop.

Check for my postcard in your mailbox this afternoon.

As your Councillor, I will always work for you!

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Friday, I was pleased to file my nomination papers to run for Councillor in Trillium.

Saturday, I've enjoyed connecting with constituents and businesses in the district.

Sunday, my team and I are ... See more

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1 week ago

What's your vision for the old Nortel site?

I see a tremendous opportunity for smart, sustainable development. A community that is happy and healthy.

The best of Trillium made even better.

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