MANITOBA LIBERAL PARTY PROVINCIAL COUNCIL PROPOSES TIMELINE FOR LEADERSHIP ELECTION

October 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MANITOBA LIBERAL PARTY PROVINCIAL COUNCIL PROPOSES
TIMELINE FOR LEADERSHIP ELECTION

Winnipeg, MB – Provincial Council members from the Manitoba Liberal Party met at the West End Commons Saturday, Oct. 15 to draft a timeline and rules for the contest to elect their next leader. The council gathers opinions from candidates and the grassroots of the party, which the executive board will use to come to a final decision.

With 14 candidates from the 2016 election and many board members in attendance, the Provincial Council reached consensus that the leadership contest should take place in the fall of 2017

Aside from the timeline, Provincial Council members debated specific rules that should guide the election process, such as:

  • How many members’ signatures and sign-ups should be required;
  • How much the candidates’ financial deposit should be;
  • And, what kind of vetting process should be in place.

“We understand that this is one of – if not the – most important issues facing Liberals as we look toward the 2020 election,” says Peter Koroma, President, Manitoba Liberal Party. “I have no doubt that there are many qualified Manitobans out there waiting to find out what the leadership process will be.”

With a nearly-full executive board and a groundswell of positive public sentiment, the Liberals are focusing on organizing the party and fundraising for the future.

Recommendations from the Provincial Council will be ratified or amended by the executive board before the leadership contest date is confirmed. .

In addition to finalizing the leadership contest rules, the party is also looking to make a decision on Interim Leader in the coming days.

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Manitoba Liberal Party Communications 

204-612-3720