The 2017 Manitoba Liberal Party Leadership Contest


Cindy Lamoureux

Jon Gerrard

Dougald Lamont


Important Links:

Co-chairs message

2017 Leadership Contest Rules

2017 Leadership Convention FAQ and Procedures


  9:30 am      Registration Opens

10:00 am       Bob Rae Brunch

11:30 am            Brunch ends

12 noon               Convention- Opens

                               Co-Chair Greeting

                               O Canada

                               Elder blessing

12:20 pm          First Contestant Presentation 

12:40 pm           Second Contestant Presentation 

  1:00 pm       Third Contestant Presentation 

  1:30 pm             Registration Closes

  2:00 pm             Voting Opens

  3:00 pm             Voting Closes

  3:00 pm           Pundits Panel with Bob Rae &  Guests.

  4:00 pm             First Ballot results (estimated)

  4:30 pm             Second Ballot - if necessary



Each contestant will have allocated time of 20minutes for their presentation to the members.


End time is an estimate, as there could be rounds of voting or if there is a first ballot victory it could end after the first ballot results.

Important Dates

15-May Leadership Contest opened

1-Aug Leadership Forum at the West End Cultural Centre 586 Ellice Ave. (at Sherbrook St.)

A Town hall -style forum with Official contestants where are asked questions by individual members Doors open at 6:00 pm , forum starts at 6:30 pm Admission $5

5-Sept Call to convention sent to membership

6-Sept Leadership Contestants Debate  Gaynor Family Library 806 Manitoba Ave. Selkirk Mb. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm) Admission $5

14- Sept- Leadership Contestants Debate Two Canadian Human Rights Museum MTS Classrooms ABC 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00) Admission $5 

20-Sept Membership and Contestant Deadline The cut-off for eligibility for membership and for Contestant filing. 

21-Sept Laurier Club 12 noon Fort Garry Contestant Showcase for all contestants 

The Laurier Club of Manitoba welcomes the contestants vying for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party.

 Tickets: Members $25, Non-Members $30, Youth Members $15

28-Sept Leader's Dinner the Met 281 Donald Street 

Doors open at 5:30 pm for cocktails

Dinner at 6:30 pm

The event will be a showcase for the Leadership contestants.

Early Bird Pricing (available starting September 1st)

Youth$60, Builders Club & LAMP  $125, Regular Member  $150

Latecomer (as of September 22nd)

Youth $90, Builder Club & LAMP $175, Regular Member $200

21- Oct Leadership Brunch Victoria Inns and Convention Centre 1808 Wellington Ave with Guest Speaker Hon. Bob Rae Tickets $75 for Builders Club or LAMP subscribers or  $100 for regular members.

21-Oct Leadership Convention Victoria Inns and Convention Centre 1808 Wellington Ave Fee $15