Raising Funds, Friends and Spirits!
In just a few short weeks, Manitoba Liberals will pick the Party's new Leader. We are very privileged to have two special guests who will be joining us to celebrate in our noble endeavour.
The Hon. Bob Rae and his wife Arlene Perly Rae will be the guests of honour at the home of Neil and Carol Duboff who will be hosting an intimate gathering and fundraiser in support of the Manitoba Liberal Party on Friday October 20 at 23 Carmarthen Boulevard.
The reception is a wonderful opportunity to meet with one of the most respected political minds in the country. Mr. Rae's candor and humour have enlightened the political scene at both the federal and provincial levels with an inspiring combination of dignity and energy. As Manitoba Liberals embark upon the next election, Mr. Rae's insights on leadership and his views on the road ahead, promise to make it a captivating evening and one you will not want to miss.
Please join the Duboffs in welcoming the Raes to Manitoba. Tickets are limited for this privileged experience so do not wait too long to purchase yours.
Tickets are $150 and available here: https://donate.manitobaliberals.ca/events
What hasn’t he done!
Past Interim Leader of the Federal Liberal Party.
Former Premier of Ontario.
Elected MP and MPP a total of 11 times.
Renowned author and speaker.
Lawyer, negotiator and professor.
And now Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Manitoba Liberal Party (MLP) Leadership Convention on October 21, 2017!
The Honourable Bob Rae will kick off the MLP Leadership Convention with a fundraising brunch, sure to rev up all Liberals attending the Convention. A widely respected political commentator, his speech promises to provide insight and inspiration as the Manitoba Liberal Party chooses its new leader in anticipation of the provincial election in 2020.
Be sure to get your tickets early as we expect a full house for this master orator!
The brunch will begin at 10:00 a.m. - 11:30, with the Convention officially starting at noon.
Tickets are $75 for Builders Club / LAMP subscribers, $100 for regular members and $45 for youth members.
Please designate if you have special dietary requirements.
Let us know in advance if you require disability accommodations to participate.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY https://donate.manitobaliberals.ca/events
On Thursday, September 28, Manitoba Liberal Party members will gather from around the province to mix, mingle, and to hear Leadership candidates describe their vision for our party and our Province.
Join us for the 2017 Leaders Dinner at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre - 281 Donald Street, Winnipeg.
The evening's highlight will be a moderated Fireside Chat with all Leadership candidate - touching on a number of topics relevant to MLP members.
If you have any topics or questions you would like asked at candidate forums, please submit them online https://www.manitobaliberals.ca/have-your-say/
Starting September 22nd , Latecomer prices apply:
Regular price $200; LAMP and Builder's Club price $150: and Youth (under 26 years old) $90.
If you have dietary restrictions, please ensure you select the appropriate ticket - Regular of Vegetarian - so we can accommodate all requirements.
All Leaders Dinner tickets are eligible for a tax receipt. Click here to purchase your Leaders Dinner tickets today (include link to ticket sales)
We look forward to seeing you on September 28, as well as at the Leadership Convention on Saturday October 21!
Facebook Live recording of the leadership forum
When: August 1st at 6:30 pm - doors open at 6:00 pm
Where: West End Cultural Centre 586 Ellice Ave.
The first event of the Leadership Contest and it starts with a grassroots forum with the party members.
Contestants invited: Cindy Lamoureux, Jon Gerrard and Dougald Lamont.
Each of the Official Contestant will get an opportunity to speak to the attendees then we'll turn it over to the individual members to ask their questions. Each contestant will have the chance to respond to each question.
The forum will be moderated by former MLP president - Sachit Mehra.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, forum at 6:30 pm. Admission $5
Let us know in advance if you require disability accommodations to participate.
It's BBQ time!
Saturday, July 22 at 12 PM - 4 PM
187 Penfold Cres, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1S3, Canada
Meet and mingle with fellow Liberals and meet your Leadership contestants in a relaxed and informal setting.
This is an all-ages event and we'll have music and activities for everyone.
There's no cost to attend and we'll have delicious BBQ food and drinks available by donation.
Approved by the CFO of the Manitoba Liberal Party
The Manitoba Liberal Party will be hosting Wonderful Wednesday- this Wednesday July 5th 2017, The MLP wants to give members lots of opportunities to meet the people running for Leadership -and those hoping to run.
This is also a good opportunity to speak to other members about the Leadership Contest and the Leadership Contestants, as it is shaping up to have many contestants, and the interest is building.
Remember: You can sign nomination papers for multiple contestants but you can only purchase membership in support of one contestant.
Wonderful Wednesday is a monthly social get together for Manitoba Liberals. It is an opportunity to visit with friends and informally talk about politics. Refreshments will be served.
LOCATION: Molgat Place, 635 Broadway
TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
COST: Donations from $5 to $20 are gratefully accepted.
On June 13, we received notice from Judy Klassen, MLA for Kewatinook that she was stepping down as the Interim Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party.
The MLP constitution does not outline procedures surrounding the appointment of an Interim Leader.
In consultation with Caucus, I asked our Board to consider our situation and to provide a recommendation.
The following motion was adopted by the Board on June 26, 2017:
"The position of Interim Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party remain vacant until a new Leader is selected at the Leadership convention. The President will serve as spokesperson on Party matters. The Caucus will address legislative and constituency business.”
Manitoba Liberal Party
Sunday, June 11, 2017
It has come to our attention that the NDP have made allegations about the theft of their campaign signs. The Manitoba Liberal Party does not condone the theft of campaign signs and we have not engaged in this activity. Our Point Douglas campaign has been run with respect for the democratic process and all of the candidates and participating parties.
We believe this allegation is last ditch attempt by the NDP to sway voters that they have lost. This allegation is precisely the kind of behaviour that we are working hard to change.
Every day we hear how much people in this area want change and this is an example of the type of politics that the people of Point Douglas have grown weary of.
As of Sunday evening, we have not received official notification from the Manitoba Commissioner of Elections regarding a complaint of this nature.
We would encourage anyone who witnesses the theft of campaign materials belonging to any party, to report the activity to the Winnipeg Police Service.
President, Manitoba Liberal Party
“In a province with some of the worst child poverty, the Manitoba government has taken hundreds of millions of funds intended for children in care and has diverted it into the government’s pockets instead.” – John Cacayuran
WINNIPEG – For the past decade, the Manitoba government has been taking millions, and last year alone it took $32 million of Federal dollars earmarked for children’s special allowance and put those funds into general revenue instead.
John Cacayuran, the Manitoba Liberal candidate for Point Douglas is calling on Pallister’s conservative government to end the immoral practice.
“In the last year alone, thousands of our poorest and most vulnerable children were deprived of tens of millions of dollars intended for their care by Brian Pallister,” says Cacayuran. “What is just as shameful is that the NDP were no different. In a province with some of the worst child poverty, they diverted hundreds of millions of funds intended for children in care into the government’s pockets instead.”
With over 10,500 children in care, Manitoba has the highest child apprehension rate in the western world. Children have been warehoused in hotels, and the vast majority of children in the care of CFS are Indigenous.
Cacayuran says the actions of the former NDP government and the current PC government contravenes the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The first five of the TRC’s 94 recommendations, are dedicated to reducing the number of children in care.
“The issue of Indigenous children in care was featured first and foremost in the TRC because, even after apologizing for the Residential Schools and the 60s scoop, we have more children in the custody of government than ever,” said Cacayuran. “We need to reform CFS, lift people out of poverty, and find ways to support families so we can bring healing to communities, instead of tearing them apart.”
The by-election for Point Douglas is officially underway and our Liberal candidate, John Cacayuran, is shifting his campaign into high gear!
The signs are staked, the flyers folded, and our door knocking teams are ready to continue connecting with the Point Douglas community.
And while the by-election has just started, John has been present in the community for months. Through thousands of conversations at the door and in community centres, John has built a campaign that is truly based on what matters to Point Douglas residents.
Point Douglas residents want change and they want to be empowered to improve their community on their terms.
But John can't win this by-election on his own. We are asking you to lend your support to John's campaign by volunteering and donating.
Together we can show the NDP that no seat is theirs forever and that the residents of Point Douglas deserve better than the status quo.
And our Liberal team is ready to show the Pallister PC's that cuts to education and community programming will not be rewarded in Point Douglas.
Join us today and make the commitment to helping the Manitoba Liberal Party win in Point Douglas.
We also need your financial support. Successful campaigns need resources and the NDP and PC's have the lead in this area. Help us even the playing field by donating $40 today.
The Manitoba Liberal Party can win Point Douglas, but we need the help of members like you to make it happen.
To volunteer, contact John's campaign at OurPointDouglas.org. Every hour you can spare will bring us closer to empowering Point Douglas through Liberal ideas and policies.
President, Manitoba Liberal Party
The MLP held its 2017 AGM in the growing city of Brandon, on May 5 and 6. The event was co-chaired by Laurie Jackson and Stephen Montague-- local members from Brandon East. The pair organized the event schedule and venue details as well as acting as community ambassadors for out-of-town delegates.
Highlights of the AGM included:
Provincial Council elected Michelle Finley as their new Chair and re-elected Vice-Chair, Neil Johnston. The Council also started a review of the constituency association support and evaluation document that was crafted following the 2011 election.
Our MLAs Judy Klassen - Kewatinook, Jon Gerrard - River Heights and Cindy Lamoureux - Burrows attended a well-attended Q & A panel and heard questions and feedback from MLP membership.
Leadership co-chair Wendy Martin White, held an information session on the upcoming Leadership Contest. Our other Co-Chair Sandy Chahal was out of the country on business but sent her good wishes to delegates.
The on-going efforts of MLP volunteers were recognized with the following awards:
Most Improved Constituency - Point Douglas
Best Constituency - River Heights
The Gildas L. Molgat - This award was presented to Judy Hardy, our wonderful and long-time volunteer from Tuxedo Constituency.
Leader's Award - Interim Leader Judy Klassen acknowledged the mentorship of Jon Gerrard by presenting him with this award.
The Margaret Workman Award - this award is named in honour of one of Brandon's own and was awarded to Vern Byers of Brandon .
The MLP Board elections were a popular topic of discussion at this year's AGM. There were many contested positions and only a few acclamations. The results for open positions are:
President - Paul Brault
Vice-President - Harbans Singh Brar
Secretary - Sim Pannu
Director of Communications - Michelle Finley
Director of Fundraising - Scott Newman
Director of Membership - Ian McCausland
Director of Organization - Chris Di Lullo
Director of Policy - Lloyd Talbot
Aboriginal Association - Steven DeMontigny
Multicultural Association - Patricia Kumbakisaka
Seniors Association - Mark Molloy, President Elect
Women's Association - Catherine Moltzan
Young Liberals - Ben Bawdon
JON G. for JOHN C. and the MLP: A Fundraiser for the Point Douglas By-election and the Manitoba Liberal Party
Thursday May 25, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Residence of Jon Gerrard and Naomi – 119 Brock Street
The Manitoba Liberal Party currently has three seats in the Legislature – one short of official party status. The Point Douglas by-election, to be held by July 2017, is the MLP’s best and (currently) only chance to receive official party status in the Legislature! Come out and support John Cacayuran, your Liberal candidate in Point Douglas. Part proceeds to MLP, part proceeds to by-election efforts.
We're commemorating one year since the historic 2016 election! The Manitoba Liberal Party received the most votes since 1999 and we tripled the number of our MLAs! Let's celebrate our hard work and success then, and now, and as we build to the 2020 elections!
As part of our drive to provide value to those monthly donors who make significant contributions to the Party through our Builder's Club subscription program, tickets for Gold and Diamond members will be provided free of charge to this event.
Thursday April 20, 2017
67 Dana Crescent (Amber Trails)
Tickets - $50 per person - Gold and Diamond Builder's Club ($100+ monthly donation to MLP) attend FREE.
To purchase your tickets, please go to Manitobaliberals.ca/events, or contact Director of Operations Sam Dixon at (204) 988-9380.