The Ottawa 2012 Liberal Biennial Convention was very successful at an important moment in our Party’s history.
All the sessions were well attended, in particular the constitutional amendment plenary. Because of the many vigorous debates, we had to extend the discussion time on Saturday night. Even then we were not able to cover every proposed amendment which meant that we had to extend on Sunday morning.
This also meant that we had to cancel the presentations on the evidence based policy sessions and the Resilience of the Liberal Ideal sessions. The evidence based policy sessions produced seven reports on the following topics:
- The Jobs We Want, The Jobs We Need
- Democracy and Good Governance
- Advancing Equality, Diversity and Social Cohesion
- A Vision for Canada’s Engagement Beyond Our Borders
These reports present the key points raised by the panelists, the Caucus members, and members’ online feedback as well as highlights of the question and answer session and notable ideas and suggestions.
Many members have requested a copy of these reports so in the spirit of openness and transparency we are happy to oblige and make them available for you to study and review.
On behalf of the Convention Organizing Committee, I would like to thank all those that took part in the convention activities, whether on site or on line, as well as all those involved in the organization of the convention. Well done everyone!
We look forward to reading your comments.
Convention co-Chair and National Policy Committee Vice-Chair