Election Day in Alberta is just around the corner, and New Democrats across the country will be tuning in to see what happens. The Toronto Centre NDP would like to invite you to join us as we watch the final results come in.
Our very own Suze Morrison will be joining us to cheer on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s team, and we hope to see you too.
The 2019 Ontario NDP Convention will be held in Hamilton this June 14 – 16, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape our party’s policy and future!
In advance of the Convention, the Toronto Centre NDP is convening a Pre-Convention General Meeting to select convention delegates and discuss policy resolutions. All members are encouraged to attend.
- Delegate selection for 2019 Ontario NDP Convention
- Debate and approval on resolutions
If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to be considered for a delegate position, please forward your self-nomination in advance of the meeting to [email protected].
If you wish to suggest a policy resolution, it must be emailed in advance of the meeting to [email protected] by March 24, 2019.
Before submitting your resolution, consult the 2019 Convention Call. Resolutions must be in the Convention format in order to be put forward at the March 31 meeting.
Specifically, your resolution must include a title and should not be more than 200 words. Please refer to the Policy Book and indicate which existing resolutions it replaces or changes, if any. A member of the Toronto Centre NDP must be present at the meeting to move your resolution. Resolutions with more than one Toronto Centre NDP member signatory will be prioritized.
Resolutions from the floor will be considered on an emergency basis only.
More information about the 2019 Convention, including cost, can be found here. Please email us at [email protected] with other questions about the meeting, delegate responsibilities, or resolution process.
Your Toronto Centre NDP is pleased to invite you to an important membership meeting on Sunday January 27, from 1:15pm - 4:00pm. The meeting will be held in the ballroom at the 519, at 519 Church St. This is an accessible space. Please plan to arrive at 1:15pm to confirm your membership and receive your voting cards so we may begin promptly at 2:00pm.
We will also be joined by guest speakers Suze Morrison, Kristyn Wong-Tam and Chris Moise.
This meeting will serve as the Riding Association Annual General Meeting for both federal and provincial riding associations. At the AGM, a new executive will be elected. See below for a list of executive positions and information on how to express interest.
To participate in the AGM, you must be a member in good standing of the Toronto Centre NDP. Memberships will be available at the door for new and renewing members and payable by cash, credit card, or cheque. If you have recently moved to Toronto Centre and your membership is with another Riding Association, or if you have recently joined or renewed online, please bring your card or copy of your renewal email. If you live outside the boundaries of Toronto Centre, but would like have your membership moved to Toronto Centre, please bring proof of membership as well.
The Riding Association will elect to its joint federal provincial executive the following positions:
- President (Provincial)
- Vice President (Provincial)
- Chief Financial Officer (Provincial)
- President (Federal)
- Vice President (Federal)
- Chief Financial Officer (Federal)
- Recording Secretary
- Membership Secretary
- Fundraising Director
- Social Convenor
- Communications Director
- Voter Contact Organizer
- Youth Rep
- Women's Rep
- Disability Rights Rep
- Indigenous Rep
- LGBTQ Rep
- Ethnocultural Rep
- Labour Rep
- Members at Large
- Provincial Council Delegates
If you are unable to attend the meeting, but you would like to run for either an Executive or Delegate position, please forward your nomination in advance of the meeting to us at [email protected].
Non-Members are welcome to attend. Party memberships and renewals will be available at the registration desk. You can save time by renewing online in advance of the meeting (renewing now will extend your membership until the end of 2019!). Renewals can be done easily online. Please bring proof of membership if you have it to speed registration.
To commemorate a very exciting year for New Democrats, the Toronto Centre NDP are delighted to invite you to join us at our annual holiday party.
Celebrate all the amazing accomplishments this year with food, drinks and great conversation with fellow New Democrats as we celebrate this festive season. Together, we've turned Toronto Centre orange provincially, and have started building momentum for an exciting 2019. We will be joined by our very own MPP Suze Morrison, our Toronto Centre city councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam and TDSB Trustee Chris Moise. All supporters are welcome.
Please head to the party room on the first floor, to the left of the main entrance. We hope to see you there!
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