During and since the Ottawa convention, there has been a lot of soul searching about what it means to be a Liberal. I realise I keep returning to this question. What is the soul of the Liberal Party? And how will the Party fulfill the goals of its soul?
It’s an existential question, to be . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Jonathan Scott: A Progressive & Responsible Party
Greg D’Cunha (Delegate from Whitby-Oshawa, Ontario.)
On Sunday morning, delegates at the Liberal Biennial Convention voted against Priority Resolution 114 which urged that Parliament “form an all party committee to study the implementation of instituting a Canadian head of state popularly elected and sever formal ties with the British Crown.” The measure, needing only . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Greg D’Cunha: The Monarchy: The Non-Priority Priority Resolution
Leanne Bourassa (Former candidate for National Membership Secretary.)
Where to begin? My LPC 2012 Convention experience actually began in November 2011 when I submitted my nomination forms for the National Table Officer position of National Membership Secretary. Most of the people who signed my nomination form didn’t even know about the position of membership secretary, . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Leanne Bourassa: My LPC 2012 Convention experience.
Peter Milliken: Canada’s longest-serving Speaker of the House can still silence a room with a stern look or wry turn-of-phrase , which is even more impressed when that room is filled with 3200 Liberal delegates instead of 308 MPS.
Cannabis: With 77% of the vote it looks like the policy motion put forward by . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Hot or Not: Liberal Biennial Convention Edition (Part 2)
Micah Goldberg (Delegate from Winnipeg, Manitoba.)
The Liberal Convention held in Ottawa was supposedly a three-day convention aimed at rebuilding the party brand and picking up the mess from May 2nd 2011. There are many highlights over the past three days: the newly minted “supporters” category and their right to vote in leadership races, the . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Biennial Convention Guest Post: The Liberal Identity: Hard work, Progressive policies & Unfettered inclusiveness.
The Barrie Young Liberals (BYL) formed shortly after the federal election in May, 2011. The election was a disappointing result, to be sure; perhaps, no more so than in Barrie where the Liberal candidate came third to the Conservative incumbent and a New Democratic newcomer.
Notwithstanding that, however, federal Liberal members Bradley Stewart and . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Biennial Convention Guest Post: Barrie Young Liberals: Looking to the future while giving back.