2020 Ontario Liberal Party Leadership Election

Get Involved

The Ontario Liberal Party is entering an exciting period of renewal and you can be a part of it! Become a member by 6:00PM on Monday, December 2, 2019 to join Liberals across the province in selecting our next leader.

On the weekend of March 6-7, 2020, we’ll come together for a leadership convention that will spark renewal throughout our party.

We will move forward from the convention with a vision that builds on the progress we’ve delivered as a party and puts forward positive new ideas for a brighter future in Ontario.

Become a Member

Renewal begins with Liberal activists like you. To be eligible to participate in the election of our next leader and the next Premier of Ontario, become a member before 6:00PM on Monday, December 2. Sign up here to become a member.

Meet the Candidates

In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing and updating the list of officially registered candidates running for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Check back regularly to learn more.

Watch the Debates

In the weeks ahead the Ontario Liberal Party will host leadership election debates throughout the province. Stay tuned for upcoming dates and locations.

Vote in a Leadership Election Meeting

Leadership Election Meetings (or LEMs) will take place on:

  • Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020

There will be an LEM in each of the 124 ridings across the province. Party members who signed up before the December 2 deadline will be eligible to cast a vote at their local LEM for a leadership candidate and delegates to the 2020 Leadership Convention.

Ridings in a given region will all cast their votes on the same day. There will be more information available in the coming weeks on LEM dates and times for each riding.

Become a Delegate

Delegates elected at LEMs will be eligible to attend the 2020 Leadership Convention on behalf of their riding association. Only supporters who are signed up as official members by the December 2 deadline will be eligible to stand for election as a delegate. More information about the delegate election process will be shared in the coming weeks.

Attend the 2020 Leadership Convention

The convention will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga on March 6-7, 2020. Only delegates and alternates elected in LEMs who pay the convention registration fee will be eligible to attend the convention. More information about the convention and related registration rates will be made available in the weeks ahead.

Become a Leadership Volunteer

The leadership process is being led by Secretary General Christine McMillan, Chief Returning Officer Jack Siegel, and the staff at Party Headquarters.

The leadership team will also need an army of neutral volunteers to help with data entry, event logistics, conducting LEMs, and executing the 2020 Convention. These volunteers cannot take a side in the race.

If you would like to become a neutral leadership volunteer, fill out the following application forms below:

All leadership volunteers will be required to sign and submit a Declaration of Neutrality form. That form can be found here:

Note: You can submit your Declaration of Neutrality directly to Party Headquarters by emailing leadership@ontarioliberal.ca.

Questions & More Information

If you have questions about the 2020 Leadership process, want more or information, or simply need assistance finding tools to navigate the leadership process, let us know! Contact the Party office at leadership@ontarioliberal.ca.

Key Documents

Media Inquiries

For more information about the leadership race, members of the media can contact communications@ontarioliberal.ca.