Trevor Holliday of North Bay is staying on as leader of the Northern Ontario Party. Holliday’s leadership was affirmed by party members at their first ever Annual General Meeting. Holliday and the existing executive got 96 percent support. The one change is Ed Deibel, also of North Bay, who steps down from the executive so he can assume the role of NOP founder and director. As founder and director, Deibel still has a say in the NOP’s direction and will continue to provide direction to the board as well as act as a mentor.
The AGM produced one other change. Gone is the trillium that was in the middle of the logo and in its place now stands a bull moose. Members say the moose better symbolizes that the NOP is a party of the north. Next up, the NOP has a series of elections beginning September 8th at which time it will vote on several positions including Party President and Vice President. The party is receiving nominations for these positions at email@example.com until August 30th. Members also discussed strategic strategy at the AGM and engaged in problem-solving. The NOP’s AGM took place near Timmins and Holliday says the party is now better equipped to fight next year’s June provincial election.