The Liberal Scarf: My policy on improving civic education makes the Ontario Liberal Party platform!

Readers of this space will remember my policy on youth voter registration that was passed as a priority policy at the Ontario Young Liberals Summer Fling last year. The policy was also debated on Common Ground platform building discussion site where it became one of the top ranked policies in the education section.  Today, I am ...

The Liberal Scarf: My policy on improving civic education makes the Ontario Liberal Party platform!

Readers of this space will remember my policy on youth voter registration that was passed as a priority policy at the Ontario Young Liberals Summer Fling last year. The policy was also debated on Common Ground platform building discussion site where it became one of the top ranked policies in the education section.  Today, I am ...

The Liberal Scarf: Brush up on my youth democratic participation and civic education policy in time for provincial council!

With provincial council coming up this weekend, here’s a brush up on my policy that got prioritized by the Ontario Young Liberals at Summer Fling back in August. Here is a blog post I wrote outlining some of the stats and evidence behind this policy, and why I think it would work for Ontario. ENCOURAGING YOUTH ...

The Liberal Scarf: Final version of my policy to be presented at Summer Fling: Encouraging Youth Democratic Participation and Improving Civic Education

My original policy had some friendly amendments for clarity and language, so here is what I’ll be presenting at Summer Fling this weekend: Encouraging Youth Democratic Participation and Improving Civic Education (Provincial) By: William Norman, Mississauga South   WHEREAS – The lowest voter registration rates are for young voters 18-24 years of age WHEREAS – ...

The Liberal Scarf: My policy for the OYL South Central Regional Policy Parliament – Encouraging Youth Democratic Participation and Improving Civic Education

I wrote about the merits of lowering the age of voter registration to 16 back in April, and I’ve turned it into a policy for the OYL South Central Regional Policy Parliament tomorrow. Take a look! Encouraging Youth Democratic Participation and Improving Civic Education  WHEREAS – The lowest voter registration rates are for young voters 18-24 ...

The Liberal Scarf: Youth support from across Ontario for Charles Sousa!

Like the Sousa campaign on Facebook!Follow Charles on Twitter! I remember when I first started volunteering for Charles Sousa back in 2007. Charles had just been nominated as the Liberal candidate for the fall general election, following the departure of Tim Peterson from the Liberal caucus. Charles was a first time candidate running in a ...

The Equivocator: Joseph Uranowski and Liam Nichols Endorse Parker Mackay for Riding Director of the Ontario Young Liberals

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Parker on the 2012 provincial election campaign. As founding members of the Whitby-Oshawa Young Liberals, we have worked closely together over the last number of months to build a strong Young Liberal club in Whitby-Oshawa. Parker is a fantastic choice for Riding Director. He has experience as the ...

The Equivocator: 5 Questions: Shane Mackenzie

Shane Mackenzie is the OYL United candidate for Policy Director. His proficiency at online communications and social media brought him to my attention shortly after the last federal election. Shane is incredibly hard-working, funny and sincere. He was kind enough to answer my questions: 1. Why are you a Liberal? I was attracted to the ...

The Equivocator: 5 Questions: Paulina O’Neill

I met Paulina O’Neill while canvassing for Grant Gordon in Toronto-Danforth (though I have been receiving e-mails from her for the past year on the UofT Young Liberals listserv.) She was a delight to canvass with and I am proud to support her for the position of Communications Director for the Ontario Young Liberals. Her ...

The Equivocator: “Pennies 4 Katimavik” Launches Today!

Pennies 4 Katimavik (a campaign spearheaded by Bismah Haq) is officially launching today in Ottawa at 2:30pm (click here for the facebook event.) When I heard about this campaign I was very excited. Axing the program was one of the Harper government’s most maliciously-arbitrary decisions in the 2012 budget. I talked to Bismah about what ...

The Equivocator: 5 Questions: Parker Mackay

I first met Parker shortly after the 2011 federal election (specifically on May 17th when  we attended the “Liberal Renewal Dinner” in Toronto hosted by the Edward Blake Society.) Parker and I had a great conversation about our Liberalism and we made plans to start-up a Whitby-Oshawa Young Liberals (which we did end up doing, ...

The Equivocator: Why the Barrie Young Liberals Are Walking to Fight MS

Late last year, one of the parents of a Barrie Young Liberal developed multiple sclerosis. After suffering from two seizures, doctors performed extensive testing on her brain to discover the cause. She was diagnosed with MS. Multiple sclerosis is a frightening and degenerating disease. It impairs the ability of the brain’s nerve cells to communicate ...