WHEREAS historically The Liberal Party of Canada has proudly and successfully reformed itself to ensure the full participation of its membership;
WHEREAS the last full and thorough reform process with broad membership engagement occurred over 25 years ago in the early 1980’s with the Reform Commission created by former Liberal Party President, Iona Campagnolo during the leadership tenure of the late Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau;
WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada remains committed to the full democratic participation of its membership in all internal party processes and practices;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT a Renewal Commission be immediately created and that this Commission be charged with the responsibility to engage all Party members in a review and assessment of the current degree of democratic participation practiced within the Party and recommend changes to the Constitution of the Liberal Party of Canada that would ensure the Party deepen its commitment to internal democracy by maximizing the democratic participation of its membership;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that two members from each province and territory be elected by the full membership of their respective provincial and territorial Liberal associations within one year of the national Biennial Convention in 2011, and that these members elect a Chair from among themselves;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that once all commissioners have been elected that this Commission be given up to two years to complete its mandate and present constitutional amendments to the first national convention following this two year period and that said convention vote to adopt or reject all constitutional amendments presented by this Commission for approval.
Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)