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Toronto-St. Paul's, MP


Welcome to the St. Paul’s Federal Liberal Association.  It is my pleasure and honour to serve as President of a wonderfully engaged, passionate and energetic Association.  I am sure you will find many opportunities to become involved and share our enthusiasm.

We want to hear from you – your thoughts and feelings about Canadian life and politics, and your ideas for the future of Canada and the Liberal Party.  All of us understand how important it is to play a part in building the Liberal Party, street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, riding by riding, province by province.  You have now become part of this vital process – you’ve come to the right place!

We hope this website will help get you started.  It will show you the way round our organization, and let you know about things that are going on in our Association.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you, and working with you in our great Liberal movement.

Please feel free to contact me directly,

William Watson, President

St. Paul’s Federal Liberal Association

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Posted on March 16, 2018 | No Comments

Policy Meetup: Canada’s Strengths in a Multilateral World

Posted on February 27, 2018 | No Comments

Canada traditionally has been seen as a resource-rich, largely empty land. Outside North America, Canada is seen as the place north of the United States that is closely aligned with that country in positioning itself in the world.

Canada at the United Nations has been a peacekeeper, a supporter of aid to the Developing World countries in greatest need. We are seen in many places in the world as a political refuge, a place of asylum.

Our immigration policy in recent years has changed the makeup of our population from being largely a Franco-Anglo country to one with people from all over the world.

This diversity, our democracy, environment, and our acceptance of people of all faiths, sexual orientation, and ethnicities is a model for other nations to consider and follow.

We have a colonial legacy in sad need of repair within our borders related to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples, and need to apply the values we project outwardly to the rest of the world to our internal domain.

So the question is what can we offer the rest of the world in forging relationships both social and economic that will help our country thrive and assist the rest of our planet in the 21st century?


Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Place: Wallace Gastropub, 1954 Yonge Street, upstairs (north of the Davisville subway station on Yonge Street)

Time: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

(This is a free event for Federal Liberal Party supporters and the general public. Refreshments will be served.)



Posted on January 30, 2018 | No Comments

AGM & Conversation with Dr. Tina J. Park on North Korea!

Now is the time to get involved in the Liberal Party! We’re halfway to the next election and the work is well underway, but there’s much more to do. Our Annual General Meeting is open to anyone in the riding — whether you’ve been involved recently, or you were years ago, we’d love to see you there!

Come out and connect with fellow liberals in your community as we work together to make Canada the best it can be!

*After the Annual General Meeting, we invite you to stay for an important conversation with one of Canada’s foremost experts on Korea.*

Join us from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, as we hear from Dr. Tina J. Park on North Korea’s Nuclear program, and Canada’s role in the containment of it.

As you know, the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, will begin a day before on February 9th. This is a terrific opportunity to learn the back story to the headlines we are confronted with daily about North Korea, and to ask whatever questions you have may have on this complex issue! We hope to see you there!

*Dr. Tina J. Park is one of Canada’s leading experts on North Korea and Canadian-Korean relations. Dr. Park is a frequent commentator on CBC, CTV, BNN & The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO on North Korean issues. She is also a co-founder and executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, based at the University of Toronto. Dr. Park has advised over thirty national governments and international organizations on their policy on R2P, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations. Dr. Park serves as a fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and Vice-President of the NATO Association of Canada.

March Policy Meet-Up: Canada’s Economy, Trade & Trump

Posted on March 5, 2017 | No Comments

When 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Where Midtown Gastro Pub, 1535 Yonge Street (corner of Yonge & Heath) The Canadian economic picture is […]

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Policy Meet-up: Canadian Healthcare [Updated with Notes]

Posted on March 4, 2017 | No Comments

When Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 Topic: Canadian Healthcare What’s working? What’s not? Are there other national models we can emulate? What about pharmacare? What about dental […]

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Real Change in Ottawa

Posted on October 23, 2015 | No Comments

My heartfelt thanks to all the engaged citizens of Toronto-St.Paul’s for putting your trust in me as your representative once again. It is impossible for me […]

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Next Policy Meetup on October 12, 2017: The Canada-U.S. Relationship Going Forward

Posted on September 21, 2017 | No Comments

In light of the Trump administration attempting to alter the terms and conditions of NAFTA to meet “America First” objectives, and in light of the Trump […]

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Next Policy Meetup: After Reconciliation What Then?

Posted on August 5, 2017 | No Comments

Date: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 Location: Wallace GastroPub, 1954 Yonge Street, upstairs Time: 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Some background: In an article in the Toronto Star […]

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Community Parliament Creates Third Policy Proposal for Biennial Meeting Consideration

Posted on July 20, 2017 | No Comments

July 20, 2017 – This is the third posting related to the Toronto-St. Paul’s ad hoc Policy Committee meeting on July 13, 2017, a Community Parliament where those […]

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Community Parliament Creates Policy Proposals for Biennial Meeting Consideration

Posted on July 19, 2017 | No Comments

July 19, 2017 – This is the second posting related to the Toronto-St. Paul’s ad hoc Policy Committee meeting on July 13, 2017, a Community Parliament where those […]

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Community Parliament Generates New Policy Ideas for Consideration at Biennial Meeting Next Year

Posted on July 19, 2017 | No Comments

July 19, 2017 – Toronto-St. Paul’s ad hoc Policy Committee met on July 13, 2017 in a Community Parliament to allow those who wished to propose […]

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Community Parliament, Thursday, July 13th – An Opportunity to Pitch Policy and Vote

Posted on July 7, 2017 | No Comments

What is a Community Parliament? Built on a model created by the Policy Committee of Parkdale-High Park’s riding association, it is an opportunity for those who […]

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