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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

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

Screening is FREE but donations will be gratefully accepted.

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

 

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

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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.

Thinking Big in a Time of Climate Crisis:

A Town Hall on the Leap Manifesto

HOSTED BY:  Peter Tabuns, MPP, Toronto—Danforth and Cheri DiNovo, MPP, Parkdale—High Park

March 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

Bishop Marrocco – Thomas Merton Auditorium

1515 Bloor St. W. at Dundas West

Featuring:

  • Avi Lewis, filmmaker, former host on Al Jazeera and the CBC
  • Joanna Kerr, Executive Director, Greenpeace
  • Katie Krelove, Volunteer Co-ordinator, 350 Toronto
  • Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
  • Megan Whitfield, President of Toronto local, CUPW
  • Scott Vrooman, Comedian and Writer, Toronto Star, This Hour Has 22 Minutes
  • Crystal Sinclair, Organizer, Toronto Idle No More
  • Carolyn Egan, Co-Chair, Good Jobs For All
  • Bianca Mugyenyi, Outreach Lead, Leap Manifesto

…and many more!

Register for the Town Hall

This event is free, open to the public and all are welcome!
Venue is wheelchair accessible.

We can no longer take small steps… now is the time to leap.

 

 

The Hand That Feeds – March 18 Documentary Screening

Friday, March 18 – 7:30 pm
St. David’s Anglican Church
49 Donlands Avenue

This engaging documentary follows the staff of a New York pizza franchise as they attempt to unionize while fighting management abuses. A gripping and suspenseful plot becomes heart-warming in its depiction of workers uniting for a common cause. The directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick display the struggle of the workers (many were undocumented immigrants) and the labor rights lawyers who aid them, and widen their perspective to consider economic injustice throughout the service industry.

Followed by a discussion on immigrant’s rights and advocating for a living wage.

Directed by Robin Blotnick & Rachel Lears / US / 2014
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1 hr 25 min (85 min)
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Screening is FREE but donations will be gratefully accepted.