Liberal Convention 2012

B.C. Liberals Rally The Faithful

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada British Columbia

WHISTLER, B.C. - British Columbia's Liberals are barely able to contain their glee at what they are calling the implosion of the upstart B.C. Conserva...

Don't Fear The Reefer: Praise For Liberal Vote To Legalize Pot

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Don't fear the reefer. That's the message to the Conservative government from a group that fights to legalize pot.The Beyond Prohibition Foun...

Youth Rocked the Liberal Convention

Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D

This did not look like a party on the brink of extinction. Young Liberals at the convention should be proud of their role and organizing ability. Their success should bolster efforts of many to educate young Canadians on the importance of our democracy and their voice within it.

Althia Raj

Liberals Vote For Ranking Candidates In Federal Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Canadians may be one step closer to electing their MPs through a ranking system which would allow voters to select who they perceive to be the least w...

Liberals Choose Renewal In Electing Crawley Over Copps

CBC | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Federal Liberals elected the former head of the party's Ontario wing Mike Crawley as their new party president, choosing him over Chretie...

Althia Raj

Liberals Vote To Legalize Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics

The Liberal Party of Canada has voted to legalize pot. Seventy-seven per cent of delegates at the Liberals' biennial convention told their party's...

Liberals Vote Against Abolishing Monarchy

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Liberals are taking some risky departures from the cautious political norm in a bid to put their once-mighty party back on the electo...

Diary From the Liberal Convention -- What an Atmosphere!

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

It may still be true that changes to voting structures and constitutional changes may not cause millions of Canadians to beat a path to our door -- but for the people here, the enthusiasm is palpable. And it is the enthusiasm of Liberal activists which will garner the enthusiasm and support for liberalism in Canada.

Liberals Vote To Add 'Supporters' To Membership

CBC | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Politics

Liberals agreed Saturday night to allow people to join their party as "supporters," a move interim leader Bob Rae implored delegates to take. He sa...

Althia Raj

WATCH: Trudeau Shaves Stache For Cash At Grit Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Politics

Liberal MPs Justin Trudeau, Mauril Bélanger, Scott Simms and Frank Valeriote put on brave faces Saturday as they let the winners of a raffle shave of...

Liberal Convention Diary: Day Three

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

Last night we heard speeches from various luminaries, including Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, who started the evening off. Among many good lines from the premier's speech, here was my favourite: "To those who would have us merge with another party, get behind us -- we will be moving forward with or without you."

Dalton McGuinty's Brother Considering Liberal Leadership Bid

CBC | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Politics

MP David McGuinty says he is considering a run for the leadership of his party but that he will take several months to make his decision. ...

Leadership Speculation Swirls At Liberal Convention

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's not on the official agenda of their convention, but Liberals are informally abuzz with speculation about their usual favourite topic: le...

Althia Raj

Liberals Going American?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: The resolution to establish a supporter system passed at the Liberal convention on Saturday night. OTTAWA — The Liberal brass' idea of ad...

Bob Rae Tells Party Faithful The Liberals Are Down But Not Out

CP | Joan Bryden and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The "road map to renewal" proposed by Liberal party brass is running into roadblocks set up by rank and file members.Proposals to throw open ...

Althia Raj

Next Liberal President Will Need To Be Champion Of Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Charles Ward has dropped out of the race for Liberal party president and endorsed Mike Crawley. Becoming the champion of change may be the ...

Bob Rae Gets His Report Card

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Politics

As Liberals from across the country gather in Ottawa today for the start of their biennial convention, one question on almost everyone’s lips is whe...

Althia Raj

Booze, Food And Fun At Liberal Convention Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Politics

Cramped, sweaty and sometimes smelly, but always full of food and cleverly named drinks, hospitality suites are just as integral a part of this weeken...

Liberals To Debate Making Rae's Pot Smoking Legal

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Politics

Bob Rae has admitted he smoked marijuana ahead of the Liberal policy convention this weekend where the party will debate a resolution to decriminalize...

Young Liberals Aim To Reshape Party

CBC | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Liberal youth are looking to influence the future of their party as it rebuilds and will be trying to make their mark at this weekend's c...

Who Will Be The Next Liberal Party President?

CBC | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Politics

The contest for president of the Liberal Party of Canada is shaping up to be a two-way battle that will be decided in Ottawa on the weekend. Sheila...