On May 26-29, 2016, Liberals from across the country will gather in Winnipeg for our next Biennial Convention!
With its rich history rooted in Aboriginal culture, vibrant francophone community, and a population as diverse as Canada, Winnipeg was the obvious choice. A beautiful city, with so much to offer delegates – from the Forks Historic Site to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
We’ll also be getting down to work, debating policy resolutions and voting on who will lead the Party organization. So, mark your calendars and check back here or follow #WPG2016 for the latest updates.
See you there!
President of the Liberal Party of Canada
In order to vote at the Winnipeg 2016 Liberal Biennial Convention, you must become an official delegate by standing for election as a delegate in your riding. Submit your intent to stand below.
For more information, see the Delegate Selection FAQ.
In order to register as a delegate, you must first stand for election as a delegate in your riding.
No, other members may attend as observers, however they will not be able to vote on policy resolutions or for Party executive elections.
Delegates are the only participants at the convention eligible to vote. Delegates and alternate delegates are elected in their home ridings or in their associate member ridings. Alternates can take the place of a delegate and be eligible to vote if an elected delegate is not able to attend the convention.
Delegate Selection Meetings (DSMs) will be held in each Electoral District Association (EDA) as per the DSM rules adopted by the National Board of Directors. Members should contact their local EDA President or Provincial/Territorial Association (PTA) to find out when and where their meeting will be held. Please refer to section 70 of the Party’s Constitution for additional information on DSMs.
To become a delegate, you must have been a member of the Liberal Party of Canada pursuant to the cut-off in your meeting notice as set out in the DSM rules. Eligible members can then put their names forward to be nominated for a delegate position. Every riding is entitled to elect 20 delegates plus 2 Aboriginal delegates. Youth clubs can elect 4 delegates and women’s and seniors’ clubs can elect 2 delegates.
Members other than delegates who are eligible to vote include ex-officio delegates (Riding Presidents, MPs, Candidates, PTA Executive members, Commission officers, etc.). For more information on DSMs, please refer to section 70 of the Party’s Constitution.
All delegates and alternate delegates must be members of the Liberal Party. However, non-members may attend as observers (the Liberal Party reserves the right to accredit non-member observers). Please refer to section 69 of the Party’s Constitution for additional information on rights to attend and vote.
For more information, please read Party Bylaw 1: Procedures for election of delegates to a Biennial Convention.
For all inquiries relating to the election of delegates to the Winnipeg 2016 – Liberal Biennial Convention, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.