The Toronto Centre NDP Executive Committee is actively preparing for a federal candidate nomination meeting in advance of this fall's federal election. We are anticipating a contested nomination and will notify members as soon as a nomination meeting date is confirmed.
What an historic night in Toronto Centre!
Earlier this evening, I spoke with David Morris and Meredith Cartwright. I want to thank them both for their commitment to public service and their grace and hard work throughout the campaign. We are fortunate to have such dedicated people among our neighbours in Toronto Centre.
I am ecstatic to tell you that our patience and efforts have been rewarded. I am deeply humbled that our community has placed their trust in me to represent the wonderful and diverse communities of Toronto Centre at Queen’s Park.
As your MPP, I will strive to be open, available, and committed to listening to the voices of all of Toronto Centre’s constituents. I will carry with me the progressive values that brought me this far – values of equity, fairness, inclusion, and justice.
There are more people to thank than I can do justice to right now. I am grateful to Trevor, my family, my whole campaign team, every supporter, and to absolutely every Toronto Centre resident who took the time this election to vote for a better future.
I extend the warmest congratulations to my New Democrat colleagues across Ontario who gave this campaign the full extent of their love and abilities. Though we must continue to wait for the New Democrat government Ontario needs, our organization is stronger than ever and our resolve to continue to work for change for the better has never been more firm.
Thank you for your support and trust.
It is an enormous honour to be trusted with the provincial NDP nomination in Toronto Centre. To see first hand the commitment, diversity, and resiliency among New Democrats in Toronto Centre has been humbling. I pledge to represent you as best I can.
Over the past weeks and months, I have been inspired by the work and activism of Kevin Beaulieu and Michael Erickson. I look forward to working together for many years to come, and I commend them for their superb campaigns. I must also thank my supporters, volunteers, donors and cheerleaders for carrying me to the finish line. My family, especially my husband Trevor, have stood next to me the whole way and I am forever grateful for their love and support.
I truly believe this year we will send an NDP government to Queen's Park. Careerist Liberals, including our former MPP, have not even had the dignity to complete their mandates. The Conservatives are leaderless and mired in scandal of their own. The NDP has never been better positioned to form government - and with your help, I will be part of it.
To win in Toronto Centre, we need to work together. I will need your advice, your time, certainly your vote and yes, sometimes your money to make it happen. But we cannot wait any longer for Toronto Centre to have effective representation at Queen's Park.
I am starting today. Will you help today too?
Here's what I need to start this campaign on the strongest footing.
- Spreading the word - Tell your friends, family, and neighbours that I am running to represent you at Queen's Park. Let me know if there's an event or get together I can join to meet more of our community.
- Keep up to date! Follow me on Facebook or Twitter.
- Volunteers - Sign up to volunteer
- Money - Donate Online Now
Stay tuned for more updates as this campaign for Queen's Park gets rolling.
See you soon,
-- Suze Morrison
NDP Candidate, Toronto Centre
Your Toronto Centre NDP is pleased to invite you to an important membership meeting on Saturday, March 4 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the OPSEU Hall at 31 Wellesley St E. This is an accessible space. Please plan to arrive at 2:30 to confirm your membership and receive your voting cards so we may begin promptly at 3:00 pm.
This meeting will serve as the Riding Association Annual General Meeting. As the provincial and federal riding borders are now effectively the same, the riding association will revert to its previous model with a single executive organizing at both provincial and federal levels. To check the new boundaries and to see where your home falls, see this map from Elections Ontario. At the AGM, a new executive will be elected. See below for a list of executive positions and information on how to express interest.
This meeting will also include Provincial Convention delegate selection and riding endorsement of resolutions. Provincial Convention will be held in Toronto April 21 - 23, 2017 and is an important event for our membership to influence ONDP policy.
The event can also be found on Facebook.
Will we see you at the Toronto Centre NDP's inaugural True Colours party on June 14 from 7 to 10 pm at Zipperz at 72 Carlton St?
There’s no getting around it: the election results were heart-breaking.
Even the joy of entering the Post Harper Era was dulled by the blow our party received on Election Day, losing some of our finest Members of Parliament, and crushing our attempt to take the Liberal stronghold of Toronto Centre.
Of course, the disappointing results here in Toronto Centre in no way reflect on our campaign, which was truly excellent and inspiring. Even the intensely Liberal Toronto Star twice referred to our campaign as “spirited.” Campaign manager Cim Nunn and a thoroughly dedicated campaign staff were tireless in their efforts, as were dozens of truly committed volunteers. The hard work and perseverance of everyone involved simply astounded me.