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The Liberal leadership election: one year later

Posted by Justin Trudeau on April 15, 2014 | No Comments


One year ago you placed your trust in me and elected me to lead the Liberal Party of Canada. What an exciting year it has been.

Together, we’ve accomplished so much. The Liberal Party of Canada has already surpassed 100,000 members, and we’re on our way to making even greater gains in the months ahead. We’ve reached fundraising records, and unlike the Conservatives, we’re focused on positive politics, not attack ads. In over 131 days on the road, I’ve been fortunate to meet with thousands of you in 105 cities and towns in 111 ridings.

We have accomplished more Senate reform in one day than Mr. Harper has in over eight years. We led the fight to have MPs disclose their expenses and succeeded. We’ve put middle class families’ concerns squarely on the agenda. We’re committed to doing what it takes to win in 2015, without compromising who we are and what we believe in.

Our successes this year are entirely thanks to you. Your hard work and support are both humbling and inspiring, and they remind me why we started this journey together.

I eagerly look forward to the busy months leading up to 2015. The road will not be without its challenges, but I know that together we can share with all Canadians our vision of a country where everyone has a real and fair chance at success.

Thank you.


Watch my latest speech

Posted by Justin Trudeau on April 14, 2014 | No Comments

Have you seen the video of my recent speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade?

It’s another moment I hope will make you proud.

I spoke about positive, constructive ways we can move this country forward. By focusing on our people, on trade, on the smart management of our natural resources, on innovation and on infrastructure investments.

These are five key issues — not just for Canadians in Vancouver — for all Canadians.

That’s why this fundraising campaign is so important — we need to share with all Canadians our vision of a country where everyone has a real and fair chance at success.

And now there’s less than 24 hours left to reach the 2015-for-2015 campaign’s goal of 2,015 donors in 48 hours to kickstart the next twelve months!

This is important to me so I hereby commit to calling donor number 2,015 to personally thank them for their support.

Watch a clip from my speech – then please give $3 so we can do more to share our positive message of hope and hard work.

(Watch the full speech here.)

Watch my latest speech:

Together, we’re building a Canada that lives up to its full potential.

We can leave a better country — a stronger economy, a fairer, more compassionate society — to our kids.

But lately, I’ve seen a troubling trend.

I’ve listened to Canadians share their worries with me — about retirement, about sending their kids to college or university, and about struggling to pay their mortgages and bills. They wonder if they will leave their kids with a better country than the one they inherited from their parents.

I’m all for people doing well, but here’s the thing: there are far too many people who aren’t sharing in our country’s success.

That’s why we need sustained economic growth to give the middle-class some confidence that their family’s economic future will be bright. For me, a strong economy is pretty simple: it’s one that provides the largest possible number of good jobs to the largest number of Canadians.

This is what I talked about in my speech — in more detail. I offered some ideas and a path that could lead us to realizing our vision of a better Canada.

See for yourself — click below to watch a clip from my speech then please give $3. If you’re donor number 2,015, you’ll be hearing from me very soon.

With a little hope and a lot of hard work, there’s no problem that we can’t solve together.

Thank you.


P.S. We also accept donations by phone at 1-888-542-3725, until midnight ET tonight (if you have trouble getting through, please try again).

You should help

Posted by Katie Telford on April 13, 2014 | No Comments

Justin-headshotLast April you started something extraordinary.

You elected Justin Trudeau as the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada — and together we have achieved so much since then.

Thank you. Your support, your hope, and your hard work has made all the difference.

But as much as we have accomplished, we have more to achieve together. Much more.

I like numbers, so let me break it down for you.

– The Conservatives raised $18-million in 2013.

– They spent millions on a negative, nationwide TV attack ad campaign over the past 4 weeks. That’s how they spend their money.

– They have never raised less than $3.75-million in the second quarter of the year. Last year we only raised $2.99-million in the second quarter.

So our task, yours and mine, is simple. We fight back by growing our positive grassroots campaign.

We’re targeting 2,015 donations in 48 hours to achieve much needed change, and victory in 2015!

The 2015-for-2015 Campaign starts now: You have 48 hours to commemorate the past year, become one of the 2,015, and kick-start the next 12 months!

Chip in $3 now and help us out-raise Stephen Harper:

Thank You,

Katie Telford

National Campaign Co-Chair, Liberal Party of Canada

P.S. We also accept donations by phone at 1-888-542-3725, Sunday 9am to 5pm ET and Monday 9am to midnight ET (if you have trouble getting through, please try again).

Who shapes politics? Volunteers! Watch, be inspired, share. #nvw2014

Posted by Liberal Team on April 11, 2014 | No Comments

Rest in peace Jim, our thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted on April 10, 2014 | No Comments