Candidate Nomination Meeting

We are excited to inform you that the Beaches East York NDP candidate for the upcoming provincial election will be selected on Thursday, February 22. Everyone is welcome. All progressively minded folks are invited to be part of this event! 

Special guest: Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Ontario NDP

Thursday, February 22. Registration 6:00 p.m. Meeting begins 6:30 p.m.
Beaches United Church
140 Wineva Ave. (Queen East & Wineva)


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The venue is physically accessible.

Child minding is provided for this event. Please email with the age and number of children so that we might make appropriate arrangements.

Who are the two people running to be the NDP candidate? Olivia Coombe and Rima Berns-McGown!

There are two officially declared candidates. Find out more about them and hear more from them at the nomination meeting:

Olivia Coombe

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- Biography:

- Facebook:

Rima Berns-McGown

- Statement & Biography:

- Facebook:

- Twitter:

Nominations are open. If you or someone you know is interested in also seeking the nomination please contact our candidate search committee. The appropriate signed declaration and disclosure forms must be received by Ontario NDP Office at least 10 days prior to the nomination meeting. These documents must then be reviewed and approved by the Ontario NDP Provincial Secretary before a candidate for nomination will be considered officially declared.

In order to vote at the meeting you must be a member of the NDP in good standing, living within the boundaries of the provincial riding of Beaches East York. Members who were in good standing in 2017 may need to renew their membership for 2018 in order to vote. This can be done in person at the meeting or online at:

If you have questions regarding the nomination process or your membership status, you may email

Join us and help shape the future of Beaches East York! We look forward to seeing you there!

Elise Aymer, President, Beaches East York NDP

Shannon Devine, Chair, Candidate Search Committee