Beaches-East York NDP set to host general meeting

Beaches-East York MPP Rima Berns-McGown.

The Beaches-East York New Democratic Party (NDP) Riding Association holds its general membership meeting on Thursday, April 4.

The meeting takes place at The Workaround, 2080 Danforth Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with call to order at 7 p.m., and adjournment at 9 p.m.

Next on the agenda for local New Democrats will be the Ontario NDP convention from June 14 to 16 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

It is the first Ontario NDP convention since Rima Berns-McGown was elected as the MPP for Beaches-East York in the June 2018 provincial election.

According to a release from the Beaches-East York NDP Riding Association , this year’s convention will focus on the direction the party will take over the next two years as it prepares to take on Premier Doug Ford  and his Progressive Conservatives in the Ontario Legislature and at the ballot box in 2022.

According to the NDP’s release, there’s lots to do in preparation for the Hamilton convention including electing delegates, and debating policy resolutions that can be put forward to the convention for consideration by the entire delegation.

To have a resolution considered for debate at the Beaches-East York membership meeting on April 4, please email it to info@beyndp.ca by Monday, April 1, at 5 p.m.

The Beaches-East York Riding Association has been allotted 24 delegate spots for the Hamilton convention and any member in good standing may offer to be elected as a delegate for the riding, according to the press-release.

A minimum of 50 per cent of delegates elected will be women, or people who are gender non-binary, gender-variant or have gender-non-conforming identities, according to the release.

For more information on the convention and the April 4 general meeting please visit: https://www.beyndp.ca/


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