Mike Schreiner argues Greens are different as Ontario campaign begins

Ontario's Green party is beginning its election campaign with themes of honesty, integrity and good public policy in the province's legislature.

The province needs a couple of 'green' voices in government, says Green party leader

Ontario's Green party is beginning its election campaign with themes of honesty, integrity and good public policy in the province's legislature.

Leader Mike Schreiner said Wednesday the province needs a couple of "green" voices in government to restore those values.

He said anyone who's kept an eye on Queen's Park knows "what a mess this place is."

He cites as an example what he calls the political games being played with funding for transit by the three main parties.

Schreiner says he can emulate the example of his federal counterpart Elizabeth May, who he says has received accolades as the first elected Green voice in Ottawa.

The party, which does not have a seat in the legislature, plans to focus on job creation by supporting small businesses, improving education by ending segregated school boards and protecting vital resources such as farmland and water.

With files from Canadian Press