Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ontario Liberal Party commits to choose province-wide list candidates through democratic and transparent process

BREAKING NEWS: The following email was sent today from Don Guy of the 2007 Ontario Liberal campaign to Joe Murray of Vote For MMP. Now all four major parties have committed to choosing their list candidates in a democratic and transparent way, should Mixed Member Proportional pass on October 10th.

This is great news as it absolutely dispels the notion that parties will use their province-wide lists to appoint party hacks, backroom cronies and bagmen, as alleged by opponents of the Citizens' Assembly's recommendation for change, including NoMMP.ca and the Toronto Star. Instead, the Ontario Liberal Party is committing to undertake a democratic and transparent process to pick such candidates.


From: Guy_Don
Sent: October 2, 2007 12:40 PM
To: Joe Murray
Subject: RE: quote on democratic Liberal nominations under MMP

We are committed to choosing all of our candidates through a democratic and transparent process. We are pleased that our party attracts people from all walks of life and we will continue to work to ensure our party reflects the diverse and multi-cultural nature of Ontario.

We are pleased to be the only party to meet its Equal Voice target of nominating at least 50% of women in our unheld ridings for this election campaign. And we remain committed to further improving the prospects of women candidates running for our party in the future.

Ontario Liberal Campaign, 2007

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I INTENDED TO VOTE LIBERAL, BUT YOUR TV AD ON SUNDAY OCT 7/07, SO GROSSLY MISTATED JOHN TORY'S PROPOSAL FOR FAITH BASED SCHOOL FUNDING,THAT I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND AND WILL URGE EVERYONE I KNOW TO VOTE PC. THE AD CLAIMED THAT JOHN TORY "WANTS TO TAKE PUBLIC MONEY AND HAND IT OVER TO PRIVATE FAITH BASED SCHOOLS" I WOULD PREFER TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO BREAKS PROMISES THAN FOR OUTRIGHT LIARS.