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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/)
||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:
||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|
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.
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.
Can supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada elect or be elected as delegates for Party Conventions?
Can supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada vote on policy resolutions and Constitutional Amendments?
Can supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada vote to choose the Liberal candidate who will represent their riding?
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?
Yes, sign up here or call 1-877-542-4271 (9-5pm ET).