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Your candidate for Secretary - Senior Liberals' Commission

Before retiring and re-settling in Callander Ontario (in 2001) Doug owned and operated a commercial printing plant and published a weekly newspaper for 20 years in the Greenstone Region of northwestern Ontario. During those years he served in public office for two terms as a municipal councillor and two terms as a public school board trustee.

Doug's extensive service as a volunteer community leader in the Greenstone Region included:

  • 20 years as a Rotarian in several capacities including President and Vice-President;
  • Founding Vice-President of the Geraldton District Stock Car Racing Association;
  • Founding Chair and President of two regional economic development organizations;
  • Completion of the Economic Developer's Certification program at the University of Waterloo;
  • Founding director of a community co-operative to develop a public waterfront park ... now the site of the head offices for the Municipality of Greenstone;
  • Director with the Superior-Greenstone Association for Community Living.

Following completion of a new family home in Callander, outside of North Bay, Doug developed new skills in the field of website application programming, configuration and deployment serving a small client base. He entered public service for another eight years as a municipal councillor and volunteered as a director with several community development organizations. He continues as a volunteer director on two regional development boards in the North Bay area and as Chair of Callander's Planning Advisory Committee. In his spare time, Doug continues to enjoy home-based pursuits that include woodworking, music, and finishing the family's latest new home.

As a Liberal ...

Doug has been a member of the Party in the electoral district of Nipissing-Timiskaming and has volunteered in several capacities in federal election campaigns since 2004. In 2009, he was elected as EDA Vice-President, southern region, and has continued serving as the EDA's Vice-chair since 2011.

In January 2009, Doug became volunteer administrator of En Famille , the Liberal Party of Canada’s first online community forum for party members and, for a short time, was administrator of another party initiative - Forum Liberalis.

More recently, Doug's activity with the Senior Liberals' Commission (SLC) has included:

  • Co-chair (English), (early 2018 to present),
  • Communications Chair (early 2015 to early 2018),
  • Communications Chair with the Ontario Section (2015-16),
  • Authoring the SLC Club start-up kit,
  • Vice-chair of the Charter Committee (2017)
  • Chair of the Ontario Section (2017-18).

Candidacy ...

Doug decided to seek the position of Secretary with the Senior Liberals' Commission after completing a three-year term as the Commission's Co-chair (English). Having also served as the Commission’s Communications Chair and stand-in Secretary-Treasurer from 2015 to 2018, Doug is well qualified to take on the reduced role of Commission Secretary.

Elect Doug Brydges
Doug Brydges
Doug Brydges
Candidate for Secretary,
Senior Liberals' Commission


177 Lansdowne St. East,
Callander ON | P0H 1H0
Tel: (705) 752-3147