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The Equivocator: Sunday, January 15h, 2012: The Day the Crime Debate Changed

“At a time when global competition is growing and our crime rate is falling, it is smarter to invest in education than jails. – Dalton McGuinty

After two days of sessions on the economy, health care, foreign policy, the environment and evidence based policy, the 3200 delegates who attended the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2012 . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Sunday, January 15h, 2012: The Day the Crime Debate Changed

The Equivocator: Dalton McGuinty speaks at the Liberal Party of Canada Biennial Convention 2012

Favourite quotes:

“Polls can impede our vision of the future.“

Laurier’s Definition of Liberalism: “I am a Liberal. I am one of these who think that everywhere, in human things, there are abuses to be reformed, new horizons to be opened up, and new forces to be developed.“

“At a time when global competition . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Dalton McGuinty speaks at the Liberal Party of Canada Biennial Convention 2012

The Equivocator: Fort McMurray Liberal Kyle Harrietha On His 2012 Convention Experience

Filed under: Canadian Politics, Liberal Party of Canada Tagged: #cdnpoli, #LPC12, #ott12, Kyle Harrietha, liberal biennial convention

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The Equivocator: Theresa Lubowitz: 10 Lessons from the 2012 Liberal Biennial in Ottawa

I attended the recent Liberal Party of Canada Biennial Convention in Ottawa (as a delegate and a member of a campaign) and came away with a few lessons learned.

You can run an honourable campaign and still win. Paul Wells is right. The team having the most fun has the best shot at winning. . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Theresa Lubowitz: 10 Lessons from the 2012 Liberal Biennial in Ottawa

The Equivocator: Kelly Patrick: BC Liberal Youth Are Dope In More Ways Than One

There was a beauty to last weekends’ Liberal Party Convention. I know, no one wants to hear or even believe that anything Liberal was beautiful. It is a stretch. However, for all the haters out there this article is not for you.

The beauty of the convention had everything to do with the tone . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Kelly Patrick: BC Liberal Youth Are Dope In More Ways Than One

The Equivocator: Nokha Dakroub: A Family Reunited – And No, We’re Not Dead!

Nokha Dakrou (Delegate Mississauga-East Cooksville.)

The convention that took place this past weekend felt like a much-needed family reunion after a period of mourning and grief. With 3200 delegates present, it was more than I had even hoped for or anticipated. It was difficult to find people amongst the crowds, hard to find a seat . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Nokha Dakroub: A Family Reunited – And No, We’re Not Dead!

The Equivocator: Kyle Peterson: A Biennial Unlike Others

Kyle Peterson (Past candidate, Newmarket-Aurora.)

Although I had been to umpteen LPC events since I first joined the Liberal Party in September 1990 at the campus of the University of Western Ontario (where, incidentally, I came to know our new President, Mike Crawley), I was particularly excited about this Biennial. And for a number of . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Kyle Peterson: A Biennial Unlike Others

The Equivocator: Bryan Bondy: Sorry Seems To Be The Easiest Word

Bryan Bondy (Delegate from Perth-Wellington.) Somewhere out there in the great yonder of the Internet, someone has made the statement, or something close to it, that the Liberal Party of Canada needs to embrace change and listen to grassroots values as it engages ordinary Canadians in rebuilding (and then something about families). Political buzzwords . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Bryan Bondy: Sorry Seems To Be The Easiest Word

The Equivocator: Leanne Bourassa: My LPC 2012 Convention experience.

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.

The Equivocator: Biennial Convention Guest Post: Barrie Young Liberals: Looking to the future while giving back.

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.

The Equivocator: Looking For A New Liberal Leader? Why Not Scott Brison?

If you are looking for something to do at the Liberal biennial convention this weekend I have a suggestion for you: Walk up to Scott Brison (only if he isn’t engaged in conversation. I don’t want you to bother him) and tell him that it would be great if he ran for the Liberal . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Looking For A New Liberal Leader? Why Not Scott Brison?

The Equivocator: Maryanne Kampouris, LPC Policy Chair candidate, on Youth Issues

Managerial competence is above all, what I am looking for in the next policy chair of the Liberal Party of Canada. Maryanne Kampouris has been VP Policy for the Liberal Party of Canada in Ontario for the last 5 years and, in my opinion, she is the candidate who has the expertiseand concrete plan to . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Maryanne Kampouris, LPC Policy Chair candidate, on Youth Issues