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How do I become a supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada?

Sign up here.

Is there a fee to become a supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada?

No.

For more information regarding supporters, please see Chapter 3 of the LPC Constitution.

What are the important phases in the introduction of the supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada Registry?

Grassroots Input Following the May 2 election, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast reach out to the Party with their input on rebuilding. May – November 2011
Proposal Inspired and informed by grassroots input, The National Board of Directors submits “A Roadmap to Renewal”   for the review and consideration of all Liberals. It sets out some suggested renewal and rebuilding resolutions or final consideration at the Ottawa 2012 – Liberal Biennial Convention. One of the key proposals concerns “a new opportunity for engagement with the Party for individuals who do not wish to become full Members of the Party, leading to a new, more open and more flexible framework for active engagement as a Liberal partisan” November 10, 2011
Consultation Members are invited to give their input to the Board of Directors at events scheduled across Canada and on the Party website about the “A Roadmap to Renewal”. November 11, 2011 to December 6, 2011
Amendments The National Board of Directors proposes three amendments relating to supporters, stemming from the Roadmap to Renewal: (to see the full text of the proposed amendments, visit: http://convention.liberal.ca/convention-documents/)

  • Amendment 2 – Registration of supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada
  • Amendment 3 – Participation of supporters in Leadership vote
  • Amendment 4 – Participation of supporters in candidate selection meetings of their EDA
December 23, 2011
Consultation Members are invited to give their input on the Party website about these proposed constitutional amendments (LPC Constitution 76(4) : “at least 20 days before the convention”). December  23, 2011 to January 6, 2012
Ottawa 2012 – Liberal Biennial Convention Over 3200 Liberals attend the Ottawa 2012 – Liberal Biennial Convention.During the Constitutional Amendment Plenary, Convention delegates are asked to vote on the proposed constitutional amendments.  The delegates choose to:

  • Approve Amendment 2  – Registration of supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada
  • Approve Amendment 3 – Participation of supporters in Leadership vote
  • Reject Amendment 4 – Participation of supporters in candidate selection meetings of their EDA
January 13 - 15 2012
Information Sign-up A sign-up form is added on liberal.ca for potential supporters who want to receive information on how and when they can register as a Liberal Party of Canada supporter. January 16, 2012
Launch of Supporters Registry The Liberal Party of Canada launches the first political movement Supporters Registry in Canada. Spring 2012
Leadership Race The National Board of Directors announces a date for the Leadership vote and the beginning of the Leadership race.(For more information regarding the Leadership Vote, please see Chapter 15 of the LPC Constitution.)  TBD between October 1, 2012 and January 30, 2013
Leadership Vote Members and supporters vote to elect the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. TBD between March 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013

Can I register as both a member and a supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada?

Yes. Note that if you are a member, you are automatically deemed to be a supporter and have all the rights of a supporter.

For more information regarding supporters, please see Chapter 3 of the LPC Constitution.

If I am a member, am I automatically a supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada?

Yes.

For more information regarding members and supporters, please see chapters 2 and 3 of the LPC Constitution.

What privileges do members of the Liberal Party of Canada have that supporters do not?

Members of the Liberal Party of Canada are granted the following rights:

  • National Conventions – elect or be elected as a delegate to represent your riding at Convention, where Liberals gather from across Canada to decide on policy resolution and vote on who will lead the Party organization on the National Board of Directors
  • Local Organization – elect or be elected to your riding association executive or your Provincial/Territorial Association executive
  • Local Candidate – vote to elect the candidate who will carry the Liberal banner for your riding
  • Community Forum – share your thoughts and engage other Members on Liberal.ca
  • Members’ Update Emails – receive regular updates with breaking news and an inside look at our progress

 

For more information regarding Members, please see Chapter 2 of the LPC Constitution.

Do supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada have privileges that members do not?

No.

For more information regarding members and supporters, please see chapters 2 and 3 of the LPC Constitution.

Can supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada elect or be elected as delegates for Party Conventions?

No.

For more information regarding rights and privileges of supporters, please see Chapter 3 of the LPC Constitution.

Can supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada vote on policy resolutions and Constitutional Amendments?

No.

For more information regarding rights and privileges of supporters, please see Chapter 3 of the LPC Constitution.

Can supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada vote to choose the Liberal candidate who will represent their riding?

No.

For more information regarding rights and privileges of supporters, please see Chapter 3 of the LPC Constitution.

I have signed up as a Supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada, how can I get involved further?

Every day Canadians are joining a bold new Liberal Party by volunteering, donating, becoming a Supporter or Member. For more ways to get involved during our transformation into a more open and modern political movement please visit http://www.liberal.ca/get-involved/.

Can supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada elect or be elected to the executive of a riding association?

No.

For more information regarding rights and privileges of supporters, please see Chapter 3 of the LPC Constitution.

I don’t have an email address, can I still register?

Yes, sign up here or call 1-877-542-4271 (9-5pm ET).