The Provincial or Territorial Co-Chairs decide on the dates for nomination meetings, but EDAs have an important role to play in how soon a meeting can take place in. Before a meeting can be called, your EDAs must:
A thorough candidate search will ensure that the Liberal Party of Canada has a robust and high-caliber group of Nomination Contestants in all 338 ridings across Canada. Before a Nomination Meeting can be held, EDAs will need to show their Provincial or Territorial Co-Chairs documented evidence of a thorough search for potential candidates, specifically female candidates, and candidates who reflect the demographic and linguistic makeup of the EDA’s electorate. EDAs should complete the EDA Candidate Search Committee Report and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a set of requirements placed on each EDA, which must be met before a Call of a Meeting can occur. This can include:
Excellent news! You can direct them to the Open Nominations page. They’ll be required to fill out a form, which will directly alert their PTA Co-Chairs that they are seeking the nomination. They will then be sent the required documents to apply to become a registered Nomination Contestant. If they have inquiries, they may contact email@example.com.
The list of people who are entitled to receive the list of Members is covered in the National Membership Rules, Section 3.1. Unfortunately, only Qualified Nomination Candidates who have successfully completed the green light process are entitled to the data, not Potential Nomination Candidates.
Of course! However, be aware that some PTA Constitutions require EDA Executive Members to resign or take a leave of absence as a member of the EDA Executive if they indicate their intent to seek the nomination as a candidate of the EDA.
Donations to Nomination Contestant’s campaigns do not qualify for tax receipts. When an individual makes a contribution towards a Nomination Candidate’s campaign, it counts towards their annual donation limit ($1500) for their Electoral District Association.
Yes. Once a contestant becomes qualified, EDA Presidents will be notified, as contestants will have access to membership data through Liberalist and can start communicating with the Membership. The names of Potential Nomination Contestants who have requested forms will not be shared.