Ontario Liberal Party Eliminates 2022 Campaign Debt, Over 100,000 to Vote in 2023 Leadership Race

Debt repayment is the Party’s quickest in decades

October 26, 2023

TORONTO, ON – In another major milestone for the Ontario Liberal Party (OLP), Interim Leader, John Fraser, is announcing that the OLP has completely eliminated its $3 million campaign debt from the 2022 Provincial Election. 

“I am proud of the work that our team has done to position the Ontario Liberal Party as the only political party ready to take on and defeat the Conservatives in 2026,” said MPP Fraser. “Starting now, every dollar raised will directly fund our efforts to defeat Doug Ford and deliver the better future Ontarians deserve.”

This news follows the OLP’s impressive results from Q3 2023, where Ontario Liberals fundraised over $1.46Mmore than every other political party in Ontario, combined. 

“Today’s announcement is thanks to the tens of thousands of Ontarians who have joined our party in record numbers,” added MPP Fraser. “Ontarians are fed up with Doug Ford’s billion-dollar backroom deals, and are finding a new home in the Ontario Liberal Party.

Today, 103,206 Ontario Liberals will receive notice of where they will cast their ballots on November 25, 2023, and November 26, 2023. This is the official tally of Ontario Liberal memberships following verification checks and the removal of tens of thousands of duplicate submissions — which were overestimated in the initial minimum estimate of 80,000.

44,000 members were eligible to vote during the 2013 OLP Leadership, and 38,000 members were eligible to vote during the 2020 OLP Leadership.

Ballot counting and the announcement of round-by-round results will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Carter Brownlee

Press Secretary, Ontario Liberal Party


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