On March 28th, Etobicoke-Lakeshore NDP hosted a general meeting of the membership to discuss policy resolutions that we will pass forward to the Ontario NDP policy convention in June.
The meeting was well-attended, filling the East room at the Assembly Hall, and lively, with wide-ranging discussion, debate, and deliberation. It was democracy in action.
ELNDP members discussed an array of policy initiatives, including the abolition of solitary confinement, recognition of non-binary persons in ONDP policy, and mandatory inclusionary zoning across Ontario. To read the full text of all nine resolutions, click through to the meeting minutes here.
We also selected our Provincial Council delegates, who will represent us at Ontario NDP provincial council (which meets three to four times a year).
Finally, we selected many of our delegates to the upcoming Ontario NDP policy convention. We are allocated 11 delegates to convention, and we filled eight of those spots during the meeting. Convention occurs on June 14th through 16th of this year, in Hamilton. We will be inviting our members to fill the remaining spots and we are looking forward to sending a full-strength contingent to the convention in June!
The meeting is a reflection of the continued energy and activism of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore NDP, which has continued to organize to take on Doug Ford in Ontario while building a stronger community right here at home.