Colonization Road – documentary screening June 16

Friday, June 16 – 7:30 pm
Urban Indigenous Education Centre
(on the site of the former Eastern Commerce Collegiate)
16 Phin Avenue (one block south of the Donlands Subway Station)

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people.

Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

Welcome by Tasha Smith, Aboriginal Education Centre
Followed by a discussion with:
Michelle St. John, Filmmaker

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NDP Leadership Debate: Sustainable Cities for All - Leadership Debate

Cancelled: NDP Leadership Debate: Sustainable Cities for All

Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, we regret to inform you that the “Sustainable Cities for All” debate has been cancelled.

To those of you that reserved tickets, we thank you for your interest in the event.

Thanks so much everyone and we are really sorry this went down this way. Please stay tuned as we are still working on bringing you a leadership event later in the summer. 🙁

(And remember if you want to vote in the leadership race, you have to have your membership in order by August 17. Join or renew at: https://secure.ndp.ca/membership_e.php )

Sincerely,
The Toronto–Danforth Federal NDP Executive

The Toronto–Danforth NDP Riding Association was is proud to sponsor a city-focused debate for the candidates running for leader of the Federal New Democrat Party. The theme is: Sustainable Cities for All.

Sunday, June 18
2 – 3:30 pm

Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre
345 Carlaw Avenue

 

Open letter to MP on Electoral Reform broken promise

Our MP Julie Dabrusin and the Liberals promised 2015 to be the last unfair election. On Wednesday, Toronto-Danforth, along with the rest of Canada, learned it was all just a lie.

Ms. Dabrusin released a statement yesterday, admitting this key election promise was broken. She refused to apologize, however, for cynically deceiving the people of Toronto-Danforth.

Please read our open letter to Ms. Dabrusin and share widely. Once you are done, open your email, pick up your phone and tell Julie Dabrusin and the Liberals to keep their word and make every vote count.

416.405.8914
JULIE.DABRUSIN@PARL.GC.CA
1180 Danforth Ave Toronto, ON M4J 1M3
Fax: 416-405-8918

Rest assured we will be holding Julie Dabrusin and the Liberals to account for breaking their commitment to Toronto-Danforth.

#electoralreform #TorDan #cdnpoli #ERRE #LPC

Upcoming: Resolution and Delegate Selection Meeting – March 5

The Riding Association will be holding a Resolution and Delegate Selection Meeting for the upcoming New Democratic Party of Ontario Convention being held in Toronto, April 21 – 23, 2017.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Registration at 1:15 p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre
765 Queen Street East 3rd Floor

Please note:

  • Anyone wishing to propose a resolution should submit it by Sunday, February 26th. See reverse for details.
  • If you would like to be a delegate but can’t make it to the meeting, please email exec@tdndp.ca prior to the meeting and your name will be put forward.
  • There will be gender parity in the selection of delegates to convention
  • Only members in good standing may be elected as delegates (To be considered in good standing, a delegate’s membership fees must be paid for 2017.)
  • Download the flyer for more details.

Upcoming: Annual General Meeting February 11

All Toronto–Danforth NDP party members in good standing* are welcome to attend the Riding Association Annual General Meeting being held at the Ralph Thornton Centre (Auditorium, 2nd Floor) at 765 Queen Street East (East of Broadview Avenue). We hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30 to 3:45 p.m. (Registration at 1:00 p.m.)
Ralph Thornton Centre (Auditorium, 2nd Floor)
765 Queen Street East (East of Broadview Avenue)

  • Get an update from our elected representatives
  • Elect a new Federal/Provincial riding association executive
  • Find out how you can get more involved with the NDP locally
  • If you have childcare or accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Download the flyer for more information.
RSVP on Facebook.

* Note, if your membership has lapsed, you can renew your membership for 2017 before the meeting.

Tenant Meeting

Peter Tabuns, MPP, is holding a Tenants Meeting at Bethany Baptist on Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm.

Join Peter,  Councillor Mary Fragadakis, Bhavin Bilimoria from Flemingdon Community Legal Services (the local Ward 29 Legal Aid funded clinic) and Geordie Dent from the Federation of Metro Tenants Association to discuss the increasing demands for renters in Toronto.

In addition, ACORN Toronto and the East Toronto East York Housing Help Centre are to be in attendance. 

  • End Vacancy Decontrol: Rents control should be based on the unit and not the tenancy.
  • Above the Guideline Increases: The current unfair system doesn’t protect tenants and needs to change.
  • Landlord Registry
  • Landlord tenant board queries
  • Tenant organizing

7 – 8:30 pm
Bethany Baptist Church
1041 Pape Ave. at Cosburn

Download the Flyer

Join the Facebook event.

Craig Scott testifies at #ERRE Committee

Craig Scott testified September 1 before the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. The testimony is available to view online. In addition to the testimony, Craig submitted a written follow-up to the committee that can be read here.

In 2013, Craig went on a country-wide tour on Electoral Reform with Elizabeth May and Stéphane Dion and has written extensively on improving Canada’s electoral system.

There are Two Town Hall Meetings on Electoral Reform this week that everyone is strongly encourage to attend:

  • Toronto-Danforth Town Hall – Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Calvary Church, 746 Pape Avenue
  • Nathan Cullen leads an NDP Town Hall, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 – 4 PM, Hart House – Music Room, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle

 

 

Ten Years as MPP. Time to Celebrate!

TABUNS' TEN

We have the hardest working MPP right here in Toronto-Danforth!
And he’s been fighting for us for the last 10 years – so it’s time to celebrate.
Come join the fun as we thank Peter for his hard work at Queen’s Park and in our community.

TABUNS’ TEN

Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Fox and Fiddle on the Danforth
535 Danforth Ave
Snacks • Fun • Cash Bar

(Tickets are $10 and available from Toronto-Danforth NDP Executives, online at Eventbrite or at the door.)

Peter Tabuns 2016 Chinese Banquet

He’s knocked at all our  doors. Gotten ejected from the legislature for seeking the truth. Sat through hundreds of hours of gas plant scandal hearings. And much, much more over the last decade. That’s Peter Tabuns, our MPP.

Show your support by getting a ticket to Peter Tabuns’ 2016 Chinese Banquet Fundraising Appeal on Thursday, June 16 at Dim Sum King Restaurant,  421 Dundas Street West (East of Spadina Avenue). Tickets are $135 and include musical entertainment, auctions and of course, fabulous food. Special guests include Avi Lewis and Parkdale MPP Cheri DiNovo!

Reception starts at 6 pm and dinner is at 7. Reserve your place by calling 647-217-3300 or emailing michael@progressivemetrics.ca. More details here.

Do it today. Then the next time Peter knocks at your door, you can tell him what a good time you had.