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Ontario Young Liberals: Time to work together and listen to one another.

The Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Young Liberals took place this weekend in Hamilton in the midst of one of the bigger snowstorms in recent memory – but I understand most if not all delegates got there – a credit to their commitment to politics and this meeting. As some of you who read here know, elections were also taking place to fill different OYL positions, and the elections have been contested by 2 different slates – OYL Beyond and OYL Roots. The former preached that the status quo was just fine, while the latter (who I supported) believed change was needed in how the OYL was run. It’s […]

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OYL Roots calls for gender parity in the OYL, and achieves it in their own candidate slate.

I thought that today I’d highlight the “newsflash” that I saw over at the OYL Roots website – the slate that is running in the OYL elections in March. Their platform basically calls for greater autonomy and more of a say for the OYL in the Liberal Party. In their newsflash, they announced that their team had reached gender parity amongst their candidate slate, with equal numbers of male and female candidates running for them. They further state that if the whole slate were to be elected, they would become the only gender equal youth executive in the country, which would be both impressive and also show there’s a lot […]

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OYL Roots platform released – doesnt look “negative” to me.

Warning: Internal Liberal Party discussion to follow. If that bores you, there are plenty of excellent blogs elsewhere to read.

One of the criticisms I’ve been hearing about the OYL Roots slate that is running in the March elections for various positions in the Ontario Young Liberals is that they’re “negative”. I’ll point you to the OYL Roots website, and specifically 3 items of interest, and you tell me whether anything in there is “negative” or not.

First up, we have the announcement that the OYL Roots slate has reached gender parity with the nomination of their final candidate. IF this slate was elected in whole, it would be the […]

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