Manitoba Liberal Party AGM 2017 Recap

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.

Interim Leader Judy Klassen delivers the lunch time keynote address

Interim Leader Judy Klassen delivers the lunch time keynote address

 

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 .

Point Douglas Candidate John Cacayuran and River Heights MLA Jon Gerrard

Point Douglas Candidate John Cacayuran and River Heights MLA Jon Gerrard

 

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