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Nomination Meeting Nov 19 2-4pm

Provincial Nomination Meeting – Sunday, November 19

On November 19th, please join NDP members in Toronto-Danforth to nominate our candidate for the upcoming provincial election. We’re very happy to welcome Cheri DiNovo, MPP as the keynote speaker. In addition, Olivia Chow will be speaking.

In this election, the stakes are high!  Despite the public outcry to save Hydro One, the Wynne Liberals march forward selling off public assets at the expense of all Ontarians.  Only Peter Tabuns and the Ontario NDP are putting forward a progressive plan that helps families.

Bring your friends and family out to hear from our MPP Peter Tabuns at the meeting, fresh from winning NOW Magazine’s title of Toronto’s Best MPP, will seek the Ontario NDP nomination for Toronto–Danforth in the 2018 provincial election.

Where: Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, 870 Queen Street East
Multi-purpose Room

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017,
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
Please come early if you need to renew your membership.

RSVP on the Toronto–Danforth Facebook Pages

The Ghosts in Our Machine – September 22 Free Documentary Screening

Friday, September 22 at 7:30 PM
Eastminster United Church
310 Danforth Avenue
Near Chester subway station
Entrance on Jackman Ave.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is a multi-award winning consciousness raising documentary that gently reveals one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world. The film illuminates the plight of animals living within the machine of our contemporary society, from captive foxes to rescued dairy cows.

Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall directs this visually arresting documentary through the heart and lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she documents several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Food; Fashion; Entertainment and Biomedical Research. The Ghosts in Our Machine charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid.

Followed by a discussion with:
Liz Marshall, writer, director, producer
Jo-Anne McArthur, main subject / photographer
Nina Beveridge, producer
Lorena Elke, researcher

Facebook Event

Director: Liz Marshall
Runtime: 1h 33m
Film Website

Screening is FREE but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Leaders Debate September 10

Watch the Leadership Debate at Gabby’s

Sunday, September 10
2:30 to 4:30 pm

The eighth NDP leadership debate is on for 2:30 pm on Sunday, September 10. Watch it with the Toronto–Danforth NDP riding association at Gabby’s at 729 Danforth.

Please RSVP as space is limited (the room has a 40-person capacity). Also, plan to arrive at 2:00 pm so we’re all settled in to watch and listen to our candidate’s final debate. See you there (and don’t forget to RSVP).

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

RSVP on Facebook

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