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Former Newmarket mayor to be acclaimed as federal Liberal candidate

Tony van Bynen is poised to become the Newmarket-Aurora candidate in the upcoming October election
Newmarket-Aurora Liberal candidate Tony Van Bynen.

Former three-term Newmarket mayor Tony Van Bynen is set to be acclaimed as the Liberal Party of Canada’s Newmarket-Aurora candidate in the upcoming October federal election.

The Party’s national campaign co-chairperson Nikki Hipkin said in a statement released today that Van Bynen is the only qualified nomination contestant to have successfully completed the nomination application process. 

He will be acclaimed at the July 8 Team Trudeau nomination meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch, 707 Srigley St. The meeting and speeches get underway at 7:30 p.m.

“The Team Trudeau nominations process supports unprecedented new engagement with Canadians, the re-election of our dedicated Liberal team in Parliament, and the election of even more talented, diverse, and hard-working community leaders as Liberal MPs,” Hipkin said.

“Our strong focus on community engagement stems from the Liberal Party's commitment to building the most open and inclusive movement in Canadian politics,” she added. “While the other parties still charge Canadians fees to join and participate in Party affairs, the Liberal Party of Canada is the only federal political party that is open for Canadians to join at no cost.”

For more information about this meeting, visit here.