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Oak Ridges-Markham/Markham-Stouffville Liberal Speaker Series‏

We will be holding our next Liberal Speaker Series in the riding of Markham-Stouffville on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 12-2 pm.  Please see details of the event below.
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Markham-Unionville Candidates Speaker Series‏


Because Oak Ridges – Markham is being split into multiple ridings federally, we would like to provide an opportunity for Liberals to meet and talk to some of the candidates. The Oak Ridges-Markham Young Liberal Association will be holding a Candidates Speaker Series Event in the riding of Markham-Unionville on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:15 pm at Centennial Community Centre featuring Bang-Gu Jiang, Lui Temelkovski, and Kenny Wan.

Details are provided below. We hope to see you there!


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Reinstatement of Physician Access to Diacetylmorphine through the Special Access Program (Working Paper)

We are currently in the process of working on a policy resolution regarding the reinstatement of physician access to diacetylmorphine (heroin) through the Special Access Program. The policy is being developed according to our core principle of assessing the relevant research literature, that is, scholarly papers, and then by using this information, arriving at a position regarding the issue.

You can read our working paper here.

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Check out Commonground, where you can suggest your policy ideas, as well as vote and comment on existing ones.

Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be a member of the Ontario Liberal Party.

You can visit the interactive website here. Also, be sure to vote on our School Board Merger Policy on the site, which can be found here.

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ORMYL Policy: Merging the Public and Catholic School Boards

There are pressing financial and social reasons to change the current school board system. The Catholic school board was originally created to allow the Catholic community to preserve their faith and culture, but this need no longer exists. Furthermore, the demographics of this province have drastically changed in the last 175 years, and our institutions must reflect this reality. The establishment of a single, secular system where religious credits are offered is something that many citizens of Ontario have been asking for and continue to demand. The financial benefits from such a merger are tremendous, and the government should strive to pursue cost savings, especially against the backdrop of wage freezes and service cuts. Other provinces have ended this archaic system and it is time that Ontario does the same.

Our recent policy paper, Merging the Public and Catholic School Boards into One Unified School Board, regarding Ontario’s education system, has been released and comprises both a defence and a policy resolution. We look forward to your thoughts on the paper and would appreciate any feedback that you may have.

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ORMYL: A Policy Hub within the OYL

As you may have noticed, we are currently in the process of transforming the design and content of our website to reflect the vision of the new executive. Within the next few weeks, we will be sharing our policy resolutions from the Central Region Policy Parliament in August, as well as a detailed, evidence-based policy proposal on a controversial and important issue in Ontario’s education system. This proposal will represent the work of the Oak Ridges-Markham Young Liberal Association and will set the tone of our organization as a policy hub within the Ontario Young Liberals. We look forward to discussion on these policies and would appreciate any feedback that you may have.

Shan Arora
President, ORMYL