Remnants of Once-Dominant Ontario Liberal Party Vows To Rebuild

Record Attendance At Ontario Liberal Provincial Council -Over 800 Grits Come Together To Rebuild 

Interim Ontario Liberal Leader John Fraser

“We will stop at nothing. We will overcome every obstacle. And we will use every resource at our disposal – no matter how small it may seem – because Ontario Liberals invite everyone in. … We are the builders who will put Ontario back on track when the Conservatives tear it all down.” – Interim Ontario Liberal Party Leader John Fraser

News from the Liberal Party of Ontario

Posted October 1st, 2018 on Niagara At Large

A Brief Foreword from NAL publisher Doug Draper –

Ontario Liberals’ privatization of Hydro assets and billion-dollar boondoggle on gas-fired power plant contracts left lots of room for a populist like Doug Ford to win voters over

In less than six months the Ontario Liberals have gone from a majority government to a caucus so small that it could hold its meetings in a two-car garage, and probably still have enough room for one car.

Thanks to its last two leaders, premiers Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne, who went from ‘voices for the people’ while they were in opposition to the dictionary definition of “the arrogance of power,” and to their outrageous complicity in cancelling the contracts to build gas-powered energy plants in Oakville and Mississauga (at a cost of more than a billion dollars to taxpayers) and just to keep two ridings in the Liberal camp) and the privatization of publicly owned hydro power facilities, the Ontario Liberals lost so many seats in last June’s provincial election that they no longer have official party status.

Thanks in no small part to the bad conduct and attitude of McGuinty and Wynne, we also have Doug Ford and his erratic brand of slash-and-burn populism in the premier’s office.

Here is the first news release Niagara At Large is aware of the Ontario Liberals circulating since last June’s provincial election reduced it from more than 100 to a mere seven seats –   

Toronto, Ontario — More than 800 eager Liberal supporters from over 100 ridings across the province met in Toronto this past Saturday, September 29th  to begin the next stages of rebuilding the Ontario Liberal Party. 

Interim Party Leader John Fraser spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the Chestnut Conference Centre this morning, intent on setting a strong foundation for the party’s future. 

“We will stop at nothing. We will overcome every obstacle. And we will use every resource at our disposal – no matter how small it may seem – because Ontario Liberals invite everyone in,” said Fraser. “We are the party of and for all Ontarians of all backgrounds and beliefs. We bring people together – we don’t divide them. And we are the builders who will put Ontario back on track when the Conservatives tear it all down.”

Attendees at today’s event were grassroots volunteers and supporters who have played a significant role building up communities across the province. 

The gathering was the party’s first event since the 2018 provincial election and gave supporters the opportunity to come together to ask the hard questions and begin charting the path forward. 

“Coming together is a crucial part of building our future. Ontarians sent us a clear and unmistakable message – it’s only right that we listen to that message,” continued Fraser. “Through grit, determination and hard work, we will be back to build Ontario up because ultimately that is our goal: to build an alternative to the cuts and chaos that we know are coming. The challenge before us is great, but so is the opportunity.

See the full text of Fraser’s keynote address to Provincial Council at https://ontarioliberal.ca/john-frasers-remarks-from-provincial-council

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