2019 Ontario Liberal Party AGM June 7-9, 2019, International Centre, Mississauga

Now more than ever, you have the power to shape the future of the Ontario Liberal Party. Register to attend the 2019 Ontario Liberal Party Annual General Meeting now!

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In accordance with Article 8 of the Constitution of the Ontario Liberal Party, the OLP Executive Council has set Friday June 7th, 2019, at 6:45 pm as the time for the commencement of the 2019 Ontario Liberal Party Annual General Meeting (“AGM”), continuing through Sunday, June 9th, 2019. The meeting will take place in Mississauga, Ontario at the International Centre (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8).

The fee for delegates and alternates will be $450.00 regular, $275.00 for seniors, $275.00 for youth and $125.00 for students. The rate for observers is $1,200.00.

The early bird rate for delegates is no longer available as of May 10.


Special rates for hotel rooms at the Westin and the Four Points by Sheraton are now expired.


If you are a member of the media and you wish to attend our AGM, email communications@ontarioliberal.ca to register.


Note: All sessions, timing and locations are subject to change. Voting procedures for constitutional amendments and candidate elections may also cause the agenda to change.

Friday, June 7, 2019

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Registration
6:00 pm – 6:40pm Provincial Council
6:00 pm  – 6:40 pm Session for First Time Attendees
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Opening Ceremonies with AGM Co-Chairs Harinder Malhi and Nathan Gravelle
Greetings from Honourable Navdeep Bains
Greetings from Mayor Bonnie Crombie
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Honouring Our Past – presentation honouring past leaders of the Ontario Liberal Party
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Keynote speech and announcement by Interim Leader John Fraser
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 8, 2019

7:30 am – 10:30 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Executive Council Speeches
8:30 am – 10:30 am Constitutional Amendments
10:30 am – 11:45 am Coffee Available
10:45 am – 12:30 pm Constitutional Amendments (continued)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (In Memoriam and Volunteer of the Year awards)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Leadership Open Mic
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Regional Meetings
(Speeches for Regional VP positions will take place in these sessions)

  • Central East Region
  • Central North Region
  • Central West Region
  • East Region
  • North Region
  • South Central Region
  • South West Region
  • Toronto (Etobicoke/Downtown/East York) Region
  • Toronto (York/North York/Scarborough)

To find out which region your riding is now in, visit: https://ontarioliberal.ca/1310-2/

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Coffee Available
3:15 pm – 7:00 pm Voting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission AGM
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Red Trillium Club Reception

Sunday, June 9, 2019

8:00 am – 10:00 am Voting for Executive Council Elections
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am  – 9:00 am Plenary Session for Policy Workshops
9:00 am – 11:00 am Policy Workshops

Health Care Today and Tomorrow

Moderator: Damien O’Brien
Panelists: Interim Leader John Fraser, Helena Jaczek, Former Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Tyler Watt, Fourth Year Nursing Student and Social Media Activist

Securing our Future Prosperity

Moderator: Karim Bardeesey
Panelists: Mitzie Hunter, MPP, Scarborough—Guildwood, Andrew Graham, Co-Founder and CEO, Borrowell, Adrienne Lipsey, Co-Founder, Springboard Policy

Education: Investing in Ontario’s Future

Moderator: Jo-Ann Davis, 2018 OLP Candidate, University-Rosedale and Senior Associate, Leman Group
Panelists: Sam Andrey, Director of Policy and Research, Ryerson Leadership Lab, Michael Coteau, MPP, Don Valley East

Climate Change – Where do we go from here?

Moderator: Chris Ballard, former MPP, Newmarket-Aurora and Minister for Environment and Climate Change
Panelists: Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP, Ottawa-Vanier Sabrina Bowman, Executive Director GreenPAC, Kenneth Whitehurst, Executive Director, Consumers’ Council of Canada

11:30 am AGM Closing Ceremonies and Announcement of Executive Council Election Results

Key dates

April 18 Last date to notify OLP office of your DEM date and location
May 3 Last date to hold a Delegate Election Meeting
May 8 Deadline to submit proposed constitutional amendments to the Secretary of the Ontario Liberal Party
May 10 Deadline to qualify for early bird delegate rates. NOTE: Payment must be received by this date, after which delegate fees will increase. Note that there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the cut-off date for the early fee, so please ensure you hold your DEM well before May 10th so that your delegates have time to register for the early fee.
May 17 Deadline to file written notice the Executive Director of the Ontario Liberal Party declaring candidacy for an Executive Council position. ALSO deadline to submit the name of riding’s Volunteer of the Year, and In Memoriam (if applicable)
May 21 Deadline to get the special rate for hotel rooms at The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel. Reservations may be made by calling 866-837-5184.
June 5 Online registration deadline

Delegate Election Meetings

The deadline to hold delegate selection meetings has passed.

If you have questions, please contact David Hehn, dhehn@ontarioliberal.ca.

Seeking election as an Officer

The following candidates have been will be acclaimed at the 2019 AGM as they are uncontested:

Party President

Brian Johns (York-Simcoe)

Executive Vice-President

Jackie Choquette (Ottawa Centre)


Ryan Singh (Scarborough North)

VP Communications

Kimia Ghorban (Scarborough-Agincourt)

VP Organization

Ferdinando Longo (Durham)

VP Policy

Damien O’Brien (Ottawa Centre)

Regional VP Central East 

Richard Lloyd (Whitby)

Regional VP Central North

Vito Totino (King-Vaughan)

Regional VP Eastern

Roger Martin (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston)

Regional VP Northern

Tay Butt (Sudbury)

Regional VP South Central

Doug Varley (Waterloo)


The remaining positions will be contested at the AGM in Mississauga by the following candidates:



Ian GlynWilliams (Scarborough-Rouge Park)

Tim Shortill (Mississauga-Lakeshore)

VP Engagement

Ibrahim Daniyal (Pickering-Uxbridge)

Lawrence Dawkins (Scarborough-Guildwood)

Regional VP Central West

Natalie Hart (Mississauga-Lakeshore)

Mika Nummelin (Oakville)

Luka Stevanovic (Mississauga-Malton)

Regional VP South West

Chadi Abdullah (Windsor West)

Justin Falconer (Windsor-Tecumseh)

Regional VP Toronto (Etobicoke/Downtown/East York)

Li Koo (Toronto-Danforth)

Corinne Muccilli (Parkdale-High Park)

Regional VP Toronto (York North/York/Scarborough)

John Cockerill (Don Valley East)

Abhi Shah (Scarborough-Guildwood)

Hanif Uddin (Scarborough Southwest)

Constitutional amendments

The Report of the Constitutional Committee has been completed and can be downloaded by clicking here.

Delegates and Attendees

The following excerpts are from the Ontario Liberal Party Constitution, outlining who may attend the Ontario Liberal Party Annual General Meeting, as a delegate or member.

8.13 The following persons shall be entitled to accreditation as elected delegates:

  • fifteen (15) delegates elected by each constituency association in addition to the constituency association President, of whom:
    • at least three (3) shall be under the age of twenty-six (26) and, if there is an Ontario Young Liberal Club affiliated with the constituency association, these three (3) delegates shall be elected by the Ontario Young Liberal Club; and, in addition,
    • at least three (3) shall be women; and, in addition,
    • at least three (3) shall be men;
  • five (5) delegates elected by each Ontario Young Liberal Student Club; and,
  • two (2) delegates elected by each Women’s Liberal Club recognized by the Executive Council, provided that the delegate and electors are members in good standing of the Ontario Liberal Party.

8.14 For each delegate elected, the association or organization that elected the delegate may also elect an alternate delegate.

8.15 Each of the following shall be entitled to accreditation as delegates ex-officio if he or she is a member in good standing of an Affiliated Association:

  • the President of each constituency association;
  • the President of each Ontario Young Liberal Riding Club;
  • the President of each Ontario Young Liberal Student Club;
  • the President of each Women’s Liberal Club;
  • every member of Provincial Council, who is not otherwise accredited; (see sections 6.1 and 6.2)
  • the members of the Executive of the Ontario Young Liberals;
  • the five Table Officers of the Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission;
  • every Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario;
  • every former Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was a member of the Liberal Caucus immediately prior to the time when he or she ceased to be a Member of the Legislative Assembly;
  • every Liberal Member of the House of Commons elected from an Ontario electoral district;
  • every former Liberal Member of the House of Commons elected from an Ontario electoral district who was a member of the Liberal Caucus immediately prior to the time when he or she ceased to be a Member of the House of Commons;
  • the Liberal candidate in each electoral district or, where there is no candidate, the immediate past candidate;
  • every past Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party if he or she resides in Ontario;
  • every past Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada if he or she resides in Ontario; and
  • every past President of each of the following, if he or she resides in Ontario:
    • Ontario Liberal Association;
    • Liberal Party in Ontario;
    • Ontario Liberal Party;
    • Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario); and
    • Ontario Young Liberals.

8.24 Every member of the Ontario Liberal Party who has paid the meeting fee shall be entitled to attend the meeting.