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2022 Toronto-St Paul's Annual General Meeting

Dear Member of the Toronto-St. Paul’s NDP Riding Association,

Please join us on Sunday, August 7 at 3 PM for our Riding Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The meeting will take place virtually and we will send you the Zoom link after your register. You Please note that to vote at the AGM, you must be a member of the NDP. You can email us to confirm your membership status and, if needed, renew your membership at https://act.ontariondp.ca/donate/renew-membership

Your executive will report back on the year, including the successful campaign to re-elect our MPP Jill Andrew, and we will elect a new executive. A full agenda will be shared with all members prior to the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on August 7!

Sincerely,

Your Toronto-St. Paul’s NDP Riding Association executive board

Protecting Our Crowns: BIPOC Performers, Hair & Industry

A discussion on the need for culturally relevant training for Black & textured hair in Ontario's film, television & theatre sectors, as told through stories of lived experience from industry experts & storytellers.

Guests include:

Jenn Paul, ACTRA's National Director ofDiversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Alicia Richardson, actress, writer, and vocal coach

Alicia Payne, multi-disciplinary storyteller

Aisha Boubacar, author of "Crowned in Curls"

Dalmar Abuzeid, actor, writer and producer

Delegate Selection Meeting for the 2022 Ontario NDP Convention

Delegate Selection Meeting for the 2022 Ontario NDP Convention

NOTE ON RESOLUTIONS

We've unfortunately made a mistake regarding the resolutions. I was mistaken as to the deadline for submission (it is actually December 19th), and while we WILL be able to select delegates, we WON'T be able to submit resolutions from our riding association this year. We've determined that there is no way around this after consulting with NDP staff about the rules, and that the meeting date cannot be changed at this point. I deeply apologize for this mistake.
Any resolutions already sent to us are being submitted to the Toronto Area Council for consideration. I hope that you will all attend on the 20th if you can to select delegates. I believe that almost all the resolutions that would have been discussed will be sent in by other Riding Associations or groups, and the delegates are the ones who determine whether or not those resolutions are adopted by the party in the end. 
I apologize once again for the error and I hope you will still join us and MPP Jill Andrew on Monday

The Provincial Convention for the Ontario New Democratic Party is being held online in February 2022

Registered members of the provincial party’s Toronto-St. Paul’s riding association will choose 17 delegates to send to convention during a virtual members meeting on Monday, December 20, from 6 pm to 9:00 pm.

If you would like to be a delegate, but cannot attend the meeting, notify us by December 17 and we will make sure that your name is included for people to vote on. If you send us a statement of a few sentences, we will read it on your behalf. Please also specify your gender identity if you are comfortable sharing it, as there are seats reserved for non-cis-gendered men.

Everyone who RSVPs will receive a zoom link on December 19.

 

Tenants Rights & A Fair LTB

Tenants Rights & A Fair LTB

Schedule 27 in Ontario’s new Bill 276, which if passed, if passed, will punish Ontarians who record and share proceedings at tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). Those who do will now face fines of up to $25,000. 

Recordings by tenants have helped inform the public the LTB is conducting a dangerous eviction blitz in the middle of a pandemic. They have also provided evidence of breaches of procedural fairness. 

On Thursday, May 13 from 6-7 P.M please join me and MPP Jessica Bell, Nina Hill of Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services to talk about what these changes mean for tenants and how to fight for a fair LTB.

Click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

I have also introduced a motion to address this issue.

Motion 156 
That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should, as part of an effort to protect the rights of tenants, withdraw the proposed amendments to the Statutory Powers Procedure Act from Bill 276, including the punitive fines for recording proceedings, and instead develop procedures to ensure broadcasts and recordings of such hearings adhere to the core open courts principle as part of an effort to ensure transparency and accountability of the tribunal process.

Town hall for tenants

Town hall for tenants

A lot of people in Toronto-St. Paul’s rent, and a lot of renters are struggling right now.  Now, with COVID-19 those struggled have been amplified.

  • Rent
  • Repairs and renovations
  • Staying safe in our homes

To address these concerns, MPP Jill Andrew will be hosting a Facebook Tenants Town Hall on Monday, April 27, from 6 pm to 7pm.

She will be joined by Suze Morrison, Critic for Tenant’s Rights and Sara Singh, Critic for Housing!

If rent is an issue for you PLEASE JOIN US!

Join Jill’s digital town hall – April 18, 7pm

Join Jill’s digital town hall – April 18, 7pm

In recent weeks, much of the lives we know have been thrown into temporary suspension – and many challenges have emerged in our community.

Frankly, the current provincial government’s response has not gone far enough. Too many people are still falling through the cracks!

In response to this, I will be hosting a digital town hall event on Facebook Live with a few of my MPP colleagues who will be able to answer some of your questions.

Please send us your questions by Friday at noon to [email protected].

 

Joining me will be:

Lisa Gretzky – Critic for Social Services

Joel Harden  – Critic for Seniors and Critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities

Teresa Armstrong – Critic for Home Care and Long Term Care

Jamie West – Critic for Labour

And possibly others too!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Seniors: have your say

Seniors: have your say

MPP Jill Andrew wants to hear from you! Our seniors built our community and it’s vital that they receive the supports they need and deserve. So join us – and let us know what is going on in your life.

We will be opening the mic up to the floor for a real conversation with MPP Jill Andrew, representatives from the Older Women’s Network, and more guests to be announced soon!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit Jill’s website.

Jill Andrew the special guest on live podcast about Ford’s art cuts

As the Official Opposition’s arts and culture critic, Toronto – St. Paul’s MPP Jill Andrew will be the special guest on a live taping of Canadaland’s excellent Wag the Doug podcast.

The live taping, which is part of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, takes place Saturday, July 13, from 3:15 pm – 4 pm at “The Partial Lounge” in Nathan Phillips Square.

Hosted by Canadaland news editor Jonathan Goldsbie and Queen’s Park Today founder and publisher Allison Smith, Wag the Doug offers an entertaining and insightful look at the chaos coming out of the Ford government.

The live taping is free to attend. Reserve a spot today.

Emergency Town Hall on Health Care

Emergency Town Hall on Health Care

We can afford to invest in our health care system. We don’t need to accept more cuts and half-measures from Liberals and Conservatives.

Join us Tuesday, June 4, at 7 pm at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church: 230 St. Clair Avenue West.

We’ve heard from many concerned residents of Toronto-St. Paul’s and we are organizing this town hall to answer the questions coming from our community about what this means, and how we can fight back. 

We’ve gathered an expert panel to address these issues:

  • Councillor Joe Cressy, Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
  • MPP France Gelinas, Ontario NDP Health Critic
  • Ester Dubali, Policy Campaign Manager, Ontario Health Coalition
  • Sadie Kromm, Health Care Advocate
  • Gitanjali Lena, Lecturer and Public Health Policy Expert
Two vying for NDP’s Toronto-St. Paul’s nomination

Two vying for NDP’s Toronto-St. Paul’s nomination

Two candidates — Alok Mukherjee and Jarren Richards — are seeking the nomination to be the NDP’s candidate for Toronto-St. Paul’s in the upcoming federal election.

Registered members of the federal party’s Toronto-St. Paul’s riding association will choose their candidate during a meeting on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm in the Flora McRea Auditorium at Timothy Eaton Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. West (accessible entrance on Warren Road).

If you’re not yet a member of the federal NDP’s federal riding association, registration will be open from 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm in the church auditorium.

The election itself is scheduled to take place at 3:30 pm. The rest of the meeting will serve as the riding association’s Annual General Meeting.

 

VOTING AT A NOMINATION MEETING

Any member is eligible to vote at a nomination meeting upon meeting the following conditions:

The member’s ordinary place of residence is in the district and has been established as such on or before the thirtieth (30th) calendar day before the nomination meeting.

A member who maintains their membership in a district other than where they ordinarily reside, may vote only in the district where they ordinarily reside and shall vote only upon confirmation of membership.

The member has joined the NDP on or before the thirtieth (30th) calendar day before the nomination meeting.

VOTING AT AN AGM

During the second part of the meeting, elections will be held to elect the Executive of the Toronto St. Paul’s riding association.

Any member is eligible to vote at an Annual General Meeting upon meeting the following conditions:

The member is a member in good standing, ie has renewed their membership at least 30 days prior to September 8.

The member lives in the riding of Toronto St. Paul’s OR the member has a residence outside the riding but has requested and been granted the transference of their membership to Toronto St. Paul’s riding association.

If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Provincial Office.

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