The Campaign Debrief is an initiative to examine the 2022 Campaign and collect and review feedback from the grassroots members that power our movement. This input will directly guide and shape our party’s next steps.
The committee leadership is tasked with overseeing the Campaign Debrief by applying an impartial, evidence-based, and meticulous lens to the last campaign, through working closely with our members, volunteers, staff, and other stakeholders across the party and campaign to analyze the challenges, positive outcomes, and opportunities for best practices that can be applied to future campaigns.
Before coming to Canada, Qasir Dar achieved his Master’s degree in Economics and worked as a teacher and college principal in Pakistan, helping young people achieve their full potential. In 2003, Dar made the decision to move to Canada to build a new life, like many people from around the world. Here, he built a successful career in retail and corporate management, putting his leadership skills to work in new environments.
For the past 15 years, Dar has been a hard-working member of both the Ontario Liberal Party and the Liberal Party of Canada. He has been a part of countless election campaigns across Ontario as a volunteer and as a campaign manager, and recently served as the Organizational Chair for the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario). Today, he continues to work with the grassroots members of the Liberal movement as the Director of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario), bringing diverse voices and perspectives to the table. Dar looks to use his experience to help examine the 2022 Campaign and ensure the Ontario Liberal Party is well-positioned to move forward.
Patricia Favre is a Principal with Navigator, a leading high-stakes strategic advisory and communications firm. She previously served four terms on the Executive of the Ontario Liberal Party as the Vice-President, Communications and served as the Communications Chair for OLP’s 2020 Leadership Convention. Patricia has extensive political experience having worked at Queen’s Park in Premier McGuinty’s office and for an Ontario Cabinet Minister, and on the campaign trail during many provincial and municipal election campaigns.
David Zimmer is a Principal with Aurora Strategy Group and the current Chair of the Ontario Liberal Party Arbitration Committee. He is also a member of the Liberal International Climate Justice Committee in London, England. David is the former Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and has the distinction of being the longest-serving Minister responsible for Indigenous Relations – he served four terms as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Willowdale. A long-time Liberal, David brings decades of experience serving the Ontario Liberal Party to his role as co-chair of the Campaign Debrief.
Reporting to the committee leadership, Christine McMillan, the 2022 Campaign Director, will help debrief the campaign team to identify how the party can improve upon this year’s efforts and ensure success in the next election campaign.
Tom Pitfield, the Founder and CEO of Data Sciences, will work with the team at Data Sciences to analyze information collected during the 2022 Campaign to make evidence-based recommendations on how the party can move forward.
In-Person Membership Debrief
On Saturday, September 10, the Ontario Liberal Party will hold an in-person debrief session for all interested OLP members. This will be an opportunity for Ontario Liberals to come together and have an open and thoughtful discussion about the 2022 Campaign. Coinciding with a meeting of the Ontario Liberal Party Provincial Council, this will be a full-day event featuring workshops, keynote speeches, and more.
|Start Time||End Time||Agenda Item|
|8:30am||9:30am||Registration, Coffee & Networking|
|9:50am||12:00pm||Campaign Debrief Sessions|
|12:00pm||12:15pm||Remarks from the Interim Leader|
|12:45pm||1:45pm||Fireside Chat with Dr. Melanie Bechard|
|1:45pm||2:00pm||Presentation from Dr. Adil Shamji|
|2:15pm||3:30pm||Regional Breakout Sessions
|4:00pm||5:00pm||Policy Breakout Sessions
|7:00pm||Pub Night Hosted by the OYL and Ottawa South PLA|
These sessions will focus on key aspects of the 2022 Campaign that will help identify the challenges, successes, and areas for improvement identified by the groups in question and ensure a wider analysis from a variety of perspectives.
Candidates’ Task Force
Ontario Young Liberals
Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission
As part of ongoing effort to hear from our grassroots, the Campaign Debrief team will conduct surveys with the party’s Membership, Provincial Liberal Association Presidents, Campaign Managers, Candidates, and the Chief Financial Officers for all ridings.
The campaign debrief survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and took the time to guide and shape our party’s path forward.
The Campaign Debrief Committee has completed their full report, which outlines their findings and suggestions for next steps. The report has been made publicly available at the button below.