The Equivocator: The Liberal Party Launches New “Supporters” System (Along With a New Round of Leadership Speculation)

On Wednesday the Liberal Party of Canada launched its new “supporter” class. I was proud to support the constitution amendment that lead to this at the biennial convention at the beginning of this year. With this came a number of articles in Canadian newspapers speculating as to who is going to be seeking the leadership ...

CalgaryGrit: An update on all the people not running for Liberal leadership – Part 2

Yesterday, I looked at the ten names being tossed around most frequently for Liberal leadership – Rae, Leblanc, Trudeau, McGuinty^2, Garneau, Brison, Coderre, Cauchon, and Kennedy. Today, a look at some long-shot candidates. Mark Carney: The Bank of Canada governor would have instant credibility on the economy and, unlike many bankers, he’s not uncharismatic. There ...

A BCer in Toronto: We need generational change in the Liberal Party

There have been a few articles recently about the emerging race for the presidency of the Liberal Party of Canada. A number of interesting names have emerged, from party veterans like Sheila Copps, recently former MPs like Siobhan Coady and Mark Holland, and veteran riding organizers like Ron Hartling. I think it’s a positive such ...

CalgaryGrit: Exciting Race Brewing for LPC Presidency

Given the challenges facing the Liberal Party, January’s national executive elections could very well be the most important in the party’s history. And the way it’s going, it looks like there will be more star power in the race for LPC president than in the race for LPC leader. Party veterans vie for Liberal presidencyBy ...

The Equivocator: Mark Holland on rebuilding the Liberal Party of Canada

Politics Reimagined: Mark Holland from Corey Hogan on Vimeo. This is a tremendous speech. The part I thought was most insightful was the need to make the Liberal Party “open source” and the fact that after this election we have no choice but to become a bottom-up party. Filed under: Alberta, Canadian Politics, Liberal Party ...

CalgaryGrit: "We have to be a national party"

As I mentioned earlier, Mark Holland gave a real barn burner at the ALP convention the weekend before last.What made it such a great speech was that he avoided the usual cliches you get from federal politicians when they come to Calgary – “Alberta Liberals are the best Liberals! Stephen Harper is awful! Go local ...

CalgaryLiberal: Mark Holland: “We Have To Be A National Party Again” (Alberta Liberal Party AGM, May 28th)

Politics Reimagined: Mark Holland from Corey Hogan on Vimeo. (Reposted from NewLiberal.ca) I had the pleasure of sitting just offside to Mr. Holland while he made his speech. Just watch it: it’s quite the speech. It talks about pulling the party together based on a national vision and open sourcing our discourse.

CalgaryGrit: "We need to rip open our party. Think about making it almost open source."

Mark Holland gave a barn burner speech at the ALP convention on Saturday night that had the entire crowd buzzing – I’ll be sure to post it if I can track down the video.Until then, here’s what Mark had to say about the challenges facing the Liberal Party earlier in the day.