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December 7, 2008

Ignatieff: One Member One Vote Plan Unconstitutional

Filed under: Canada,Politics — cyberwanderer @ 7:55 pm
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Looks like Ignatieff is against giving the grass roots a voice in the selection of the next Liberal leader. While Liberal executive is poised to consider one member one vote using phone and internet, Ignatieff vehemently opposed a quick end to the leadership race. Instead he wants a prolong race with an interim leader elected by the caucus, where he enjoy a large support, instead of giving the Liberal grass roots a voice. Expect Ignatieff spin machine to go into high gear in trying to discredit the one member one vote, phone and internet voting, and prevent it from coming into effect.

Sources say the proposal to accelerate the leadership vote is based on the party’s constitutional provisions for reviewing a leader’s performance.

Every member would get a vote in their ridings, with all 308 ridings given equal weight.

source: CP News

Update: Dec 7, 8:15 pm EST

I think it would be better if Dion stay on and call an accelerated leadership review with a referendum type question of if not him, who among the two leadership contender would they choose. They can then use internet and phone to get everyone involve. Dion just quitting and leaving it to caucus to duke it out and shut out the grass roots would create a prolong bickering and back sniping again.



  1. It’s this kind of thing that has convinced so many Canadians that the Liberal Party is rotted from the inside out. The Martin-Chretien civil war, followed by the failure to rally behind Dion when he was under the ugliest partisan attacks ever witnessed in the history of Canadian politics, the ungrateful treatment of the LPC leader after the election losses and now this public sacrifice of the current leader and his desire to form a coalition to defeat Harper, well sheesh, you think you can’t fall any lower? Guess again.

    Comment by Beijing York — December 7, 2008 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

  2. Постреливают в сторону Мороза и его института

    Comment by boobbence — March 27, 2012 @ 1:20 am | Reply

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