Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I think they left something out.

From the Liberal Party web site. They seem to have forgotten all about the democratic process.

Leading up to the Convention

This April, Liberals from across Canada will gather in Vancouver to ratify a new leader (highlighting mine) and vote on new policy initiatives for the Liberal Party. If you would like to participate in this historic event and have a say in critical policy matters we encourage you to run as a delegate and join your friends and colleagues in Vancouver.

Delegates are elected by riding associations and clubs. The information below is a brief guide to your road to Vancouver.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us or click here for more information about what it means to be a delegate and fill out a delegate form.

Now until February 6, 2009

Registration Drive

Let’s seize this opportunity to grow the Liberal Party!

Registered Liberals are eligible to:

  • run as delegates to represent their riding association or club at the Convention;
  • vote for other delegates;
  • delegates attend the Convention in Vancouver;
  • delegates vote for the new leader of the Party on behalf of their riding association or club
You can register as a member of the Party by clicking here.

February 6, 2009 at 5 p.m. local time

Membership Registration Deadline

If you want to run as a delegate you must join the Party before 5 p.m. local time on February 6th in order to qualify. You can register as a member of the Party by clicking here.

The family and friends you register help send you to the Convention by voting for you during “Super Weekend”.

For more information on what it means to be a delegate please click here.

February 20, 2009 at 5 p.m. local time

Delegate Registration Deadline

In order to stand as a delegate you must return the Delegate Application Form (Notice of Intention to Stand) by 5 p.m. local time on February 20, 2009.

You can download the form by clicking here.

You can return your form via email at delegate@liberal.ca, or by fax to your provincial or territorial association (PTA). For a full list of PTA contact information, including fax numbers, please click here.

March 6 – March 10, 2009

Super Weekend

The election of delegates in each riding happens on one day of "Super Weekend".

Each riding association, women’s club, youth club, and seniors’ club may send a delegation.

April 30 – May 3, 2009

Convention in Vancouver

The elected delegate’s first ballot decision is predetermined by the votes cast by their riding association or club.

In addition to elected delegates, there are a number of “ex-officio” candidates who may vote however they wish.

Ex-officio delegates are MPs, Senators, riding presidents, and other Liberal Party executives and former candidates.


And what about February 27th? You know, the date that the papers have to be filed for those that intend on running for the leadership?


MrEd said...

you obviously missed the memo on the secret website for leaders only... you need to be a "CHOSEN ONE" of the old boys club to have access to that site as it's behind a dozen or more separate firewalls off a secure FTP site you can only gain access to on the 1st of each odd numbered month which has already passed on Jan 1st....but I can send you the link March 1st... :P

Oettl said...

Weak blogging ALERT! Noone in the LPC is complaining about the way the leadership race panned out. I understand that it may look 'undemocratic' to an armchair politico, but we as a party have worked things out. Harper forced us to find a new leader sooner than expected. We had a clear front runner, and Rae acted responsibly. I know the conservatives would have loved to keep Dion around, to somehow make Harper look strong by comparison, but those days are over. Good luck surviving much longer.

Bec said...

"Harper forced us to find a new leader sooner than expected."

Oh that big meanie, Harper! One POWERFUL guy that can "force" a great big grown up party, "to find a new leader".
Would that be like the end result of say, hide and seek? Find,...hmm, interesting verb, choice!

MrEd said...

FDLMAO....are you sooo naive Oettl to believe Rae would have been the savior of the LPC?!? Good Gawd, I'd have loved it if the "King Makers" behind the scenes had decided he should inherit the leaders chair from Dijon... In one move you'd have handed Ontario over fully to Conservative power while driving a wedge within your own party that would have fractured the LPC into 3 segments...
For Christ sake...he bank rupted Ontario's "AAA" credit rating...

The LPC party can't even convince more then 52k people across all of Canada to give them any money... and you want a former NDP (No Damn Plan) Primier who spawned the tern "Rae Days" in Ontario to take the helm?!?!?

Iggy was the best you had to hope for in your ranks today and he is handcuffed from actually taking a centrist position... Thanks to Dijon and his Green Shift (or better described as "green suck" as in sucking Canadian tax money out of Canada and giving it away to the Cayman Islands) he was left with his flank way too far out left of center to ever hope to reclaim middle ground. That big meanie Harper has occupied it now on the Canadian political landscape and although many Conservatives don't particularly like being in the center rather then right of it after 35 year of Canada being lost under Liberal rule we need some smart guidance in this uncertain economic climate ...

maryT said...

PMSH will survive for a very long time. Do you really think Layton or Duceppe will introduce a confidence motion if the polls are bad, or support one from Iggy, again if the polls are bad.
It will take all three parties to defeat us.
Who pays delegate expenses, local association or liberal party or the delegate.

maryT said...

Will Iggy still have to come up with the 90,000. to be crowned leader by default.
Why would anyone go to the expense of going to Vancouver if the decision is already made.
I clicked on several of the links, but could not find out how much a membership costs. What I did discover is that one can register as members whoever they want, and then try to get them to come vote for you as a delegate.
Is that how Volpe got all those dead people registered. What does a membership to this party cost.