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Friday, February 20, 2009

Day one at the OPC Convention

I am currently at the Ontario Progressive Conservative Convention in Niagara Falls. The first day was filled with registration and then internal party constitution amendments. In total 15 amendments were put on the floor. Of those 15 the most controversial was: #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #14 & #15.

#8 Gender Balance which was an attempt to remove the reservation 2 men and 2 woman and 5 alternates with 2 man and 2 woman. I am happy to say that it did not pass. # 9 was titled Youth Association and was an attempt by a select few to remove youth associations from the party. It to did not pass. Amendment # 10 which was an amendment to restructure the eligibility of vice-presidents also did not pass. Amendment #11 was dealing with the selection process of an interim leader. It failed as well as amendment #12 which was titled Leadership Review. #14 took the longest to sort out. It dealt with how a leadership raise would be held with 4 options: 1) Delegated Leadership Convention 2) Hybrid Leadership Convention 3) Pure one-member one-vote 4) status quo. After much discussion it was decided that it would be better to leave the system at the status quo. The last amendment for the night was #15 which dealt with Delegated meetings it was also voted down. All in all a productive meeting. I am know off to the hospitality suites.


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