Liberals in Burlington release details on the process to nominate their candidate

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

June 7th, 2021



If you were a member of the Burlington Provincial Liberal Association you would have received a notice like the one below.

We put the information in the public domain so that citizens who will vote on the provincial government they want in June of 2022 understand how the Liberal candidate was chosen.

Important Notice – Action by you is required to vote. Please read carefully.
1. Register for voting no later than Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 5PM.
2. Cast your vote online or by telephone on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 11AM-8PM.

Notice of Nomination Contest

Notice is hereby given of the vote of the Nomination Contest to nominate the official candidate of the Ontario Liberal Party in the electoral district of Burlington.

Eligibility to Vote (Membership Cutoff)

You are eligible to vote in this contest if you are:

1. A resident of Burlington who was a member of the Burlington Provincial Liberal Association on Sunday, June 6, 2021 by 5 PM; or
2. A non-resident of Burlington who has been a member of the Burlington Provincial Liberal Association continuously since November 18, 2016.

Registration for Voting

Due to ongoing restrictions for large in-person gatherings, the voting for the nomination contest will be conducted electronically. To register to vote, you must reply to this email attaching a scan or a photo of your identification by June 13, 2021 at 5PM. Identification can be:

Option 1: ONE government issued ID with your photo, name and current address. (examples: driver’s license, Ontario photo card)

Option 2: TWO pieces of ID
• one issued by a widely recognized major institution (governments, financial institutions, or education institutions) showing your name (examples: birth certificate, passport, health card, band membership card, student card, credit card); AND
• one issued by a widely recognized major institution showing your name and your current address (e.g. bank or credit card statement, utility bill, tax assessment)

Alternative to email, you may send the IDs over WhatsApp to 437-237-3598. WhatsApp messages must be sent from a phone number registered to your membership record, or the membership record of another person in your household.

Please be assured that your identification will be deleted.

If you require assistance on registration, please email us by replying to this email.


Once you are registered for voting, you will receive an email with credentials, a PIN number and instruction to cast your ballot. You will be able to cast your ballot online or by telephone.

Voting will be open on June 26, 2021, between 11AM and 8PM. The vote will be conducted by preferential ballot. You will be able to rank your preference or simply vote for one candidate.

Candidate Presentation/Speeches

A live webcast will be held where you can hear speeches/presentations by the candidates for the nomination. A video of the webcast will be posted and available for viewing later.

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 7 to 8 PM

To register for this live webcast, please visit:

Getting nominees was certainly not a slam dunk for Liberals in Burlington.

The Gazette published extensively on the process that that took place.  It was more like a public spectacle rather than a well organized process where the Liberal Party association in Burlington acted like adults and kept the public informed.

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2 comments to Liberals in Burlington release details on the process to nominate their candidate

  • Hilary Durrant

    “So many questions, so few answers” What an extraordinary comment to make especially when:

    According to the above you have only asked 4 questions. You also state that you have not received a reply. So in fact you have not received any answers.

    Please would you correct your statement using facts and not suppositions, for instance: I have not received a reply to my 4 questions.

  • Penny Hersh

    I emailed the president of the Burlington Liberal Association asking for more information on the candidates running for the nomination. To date, I have not received an email back.

    Is it wrong to want to know if the candidates have the necessary qualifications for the job? Are there any hidden agendas that could come back to be detrimental to the residents of Burlington?

    Does the Burlington Liberal Association vet the candidates?

    So many questions, so few answers.