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News from the Burlington Liberals – May 2017

Posted on May 11, 2017

With the release of our second budget – with transformational investments in important areas like homecare, mental health, affordable housing, childcare, climate change and transitioning to a clean economy as well as skills development and lifelong learning – last month is another exciting step on delivering on our commitments for Canadians.

With warmer weather tempting us in the days and weeks to come, it’s time to break out the running shoes and connect with our community in Burlington. I will be back out at the doors once a month from May to October to hear from our residents as to how they think our government is doing. I hope you can join me and continue with our approach of listening and engaging with Burlingtonians to ensure effective representation and get feedback as to what the priorities are for our friends and neighbours.

Read on to learn what about what will be coming up in Burlington this month. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming community events and catching up soon!

– Karina Gould, Member of Parliament for Burlington

Burlington Federal Liberal Association General Meeting

At the end of May, we’ll be holding our General Meeting, choosing a new board to lead us for another year. With the changes made at the last Biennial Convention in Winnipeg, our riding association will feature some new positions going forward. On May 28, Registered Liberals in Burlington will be voting for members to fill new executive positions, including:

– the Chair (formerly the President’s position);
– Vice Chair (formerly the Executive Vice-President);
– Secretary;
– Organization Chair;
– Policy Chair;
– and six at-large voting directors.

If you’re interested in one of these roles or would like to find out more about what it involves, please get in touch at bfla@bfla.ca. Not registered yet? Paid memberships are a thing of the past – register for free today at https://www.liberal.ca/register/.

Burlington Young Liberals

Earlier this year, the Young Liberals club was refounded in Burlington and they’ve been growing rapidly since! This past week the YLs held a successful Game Day event at Central Library, and have taken part in local canvasses, helping us reach out the community. We want to thank every Young Liberal who has taken part in the events so far, and look forward to seeing what you do next!

If you’re interested in joining or supporting the Burlington Young Liberals, let us know! Liberals 25 or younger can sign up as YL members and take part in local events, as well as exciting opportunities further afield. Young Liberals hold a yearly Internship Program at Queen’s Park, youth-focused policy conventions, and much more! 

You can learn more by visiting OYL.org, and sign up by contacting our local president Aiman Akmal.

Burlington Women’s Liberal Association

In March, our members established the Burlington Women’s Liberal Association, an important step in advancing equality for women in our party and our community.

As part of the National Liberal Women’s Commission, the BWLA will be part of a team that encourages the active participation of women at all levels. This will help ensure that issues that matter to women are at the forefront in our party. Women’s Liberal clubs support female candidates across Ontario and Canada with initiatives like the Judy LaMarsh Fund.Interested in joining the BWLA? Send us an e-mail at bfla@bfla.ca and we’ll put you in touch with our local organizers!

 

Upcoming Events

 

May Coffee, Chat and Canvass
Time: Saturday, May 20 at 11am
Place: Lakeshore Coffee House

This month our Coffee, Chat and Canvass will be held on May 20th! Join with your fellow Liberals starting at 11am at the great Lakeshore Coffee House in downtown Burlington as we discuss the issues of the day with some great food and friends.

After we’ll be heading out to canvass a nearby neighbourhood, talking with Burlington residents about the work Karina is doing in Ottawa and what they want to see our government take on next. Let us know you’re coming by sending us an e-mail at bfla@bfla.ca today!

Day of Action
Time: Saturday, May 27

This month Liberals will hold a ‘Day of Action’across Canada and Burlington will be taking part!

The Day of Action will be held on Saturday, May 27th and we will be out across Burlington to meet, talk, and make connections with our neighbours and friends. Like our monthly canvasses, this is an important way we grow the Liberal Party and learn about the priorities of Canadians moving forward.

If you’re interested in taking part, send an e-mail to bfla@bfla.ca. Don’t worry if you’ve never done a canvass before, we’ll have everything on hand to help you learn.

BFLA General Meeting
Time: Sunday, May 28 at 1:30pm
Place: Centennial Hall, Burlington Central Library

We’ll be holding our General Meeting on Sunday, May 28 at Burlington’s Central Library on New St.

If you’re a Registered Liberal, you can vote, and you don’t want to miss out on this chance to shape the direction of our local party. For more information and opportunities to get involved, send us an e-mail at bfla@bfla.ca

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