List of ex-officio delegates to the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006

The Liberal Party of Canada allows a number of individuals to automatically become delegates to their conventions. The following is a list of such delegates to the 2006 Liberal leadership convention. The list includes both ex-officio and at-large delegates to the convention.

Who is an ex-officio delegate?

Section 16, paragraph 13 of the Liberal Party of Canada constitution lays out who may be delegates to the convention. The following individuals are ex-officio (automatic) delegates:

*all members of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada who are members of the Liberal Party (Privy Councillor) (s.13(a))
*all members of the Senate of Canada who are members of the Liberal Party (Senator) (s.13(a))
*all members of the Canadian House of Commons who are members of the Liberal Party (MP) (s.13(a))
*for electoral districts for the House of Commons which are not represented by a Liberal, the nominated candidate or, if there is no nominated candidate, the candidate from the last federal election (candidate) (s.13(a))
*elected members of the national executive of the Liberal Party of Canada (executive) (s.13(b))
*seven officers of the Young Liberals of Canada, and the presidents of the Young Liberal organizations in each of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada (Young Liberals) (s.13(c))
*seven officers of the National Women's Liberal Commission and the presidents of the Women Liberals organizations in each of the 13 provinces and territories (Woman Liberal)(s.13(c))
*five officers of the Senior Liberals Commission (Senior Liberal) (s.13(c))
*the president and three members of the executive of each of the provincial and territorial wings of the Liberal Party of Canada (provincial and territorial executives) (s.13(d))
*two representatives from each provincial or territorial women’s Liberal association/commission. (s.13(f))
*two representatives from each provincial or territorial Seniors Liberals commission or association. (s.13(f1))
*the president of each federal Liberal electoral district association (Riding President) (s.13(g))
* 10 delegates, five of whom shall be men and five of whom shall be women, selected by each provincial and territorial executive (PTA Delegates) (s.13(h))
*the chair and members of the Revenue Committee of the Liberal Party of Canada (Revenue Committee) (s.13(i))
*past leaders of the Liberal Party of Canada (Past Leader) (s.13(j))
*the leaders of the Liberal Party in each province and territory; (s.13(k))
*eight officers of the Liberal Aboriginal Peoples' Commission, and the president or federal representative from each provincial and territorial Liberal Aborigial organization (Aboriginal Liberal) (s.13(l))

Delegates

All ex-officio delegates will be listed below by category. Some individuals may qualify for their ex-officio status in more than one category. Subsequent mentions of such individuals will be denoted by † (dagger); for information on a delegate denoted by a dagger please scroll up to his/her original listing.

enators

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Alberta

Privy Councillors

Pearson Ministry appointees

Turner Ministry appointees

Martin Ministry appointees

Provincial and territorial delegates

10 delegates, five of whom shall be men and five of whom shall be women, selected by each provincialand territorial executive;

* The Northwest Terrorities and Nunuvat positions are listed as vacant [http://www.nwlc-clfn.ca/executive_e.aspx] . However, under the constitution these positions could be filled up until the time of registration at the convention.
*(2) Members of Leadership Expense Committee must undertake to be neutral
*(3) Jennifer Pereira - served as Kennedy SK Campaign Director

The National Women's Liberal Commission delegates

Two representatives from each provincial or territorial women’s Liberal association/commission.

Aboriginal Peoples' Commission

*(1) Members of Leadership Expense Committee must undertake to be neutral

Past leaders

(All past leaders are already listed as MPs or Privy Councillors)

*Jean Chrétien
*Paul Martin
*John Turner

Provincial party leaders

The leaders of the Liberal Party in each province and territory.

* (*) Asterisk: represents total percentage of undeclared ex-officio delegates.

ummary of endorsements by Members of Parliament by province

* * Glen Pearson is an MP-elect having won the November 27 by election in London North Centre, Ontario. He subsequently endorsed Stéphane Dion.

Unaffiliated MPs and Senators

Undecided Members of Parliament (1 of 102)

* Belinda Stronach, Newmarket—Aurora, ON

Undecided Senators (9 of 63)

*Willie Adams, Nunavut
*George Baker, Newfoundland and Labrador
*Ione Jean Christensen, Yukon
*Eymard Georges Corbin, New Brunswick
*Ross Fitzpatrick, British Columbia
*Yoine Goldstein, Quebec
*Paul J. Massicotte, Quebec
*Lorna Milne, Ontario
*Lucie Pépin, Quebec

Neutral Members of Parliament (9 of 102)

* Raymond Bonin (Nickel Belt, ON), Chairman of the Liberal Caucus
* Bill Graham (Toronto Centre, ON), Interim Leader of the Liberal Party
* Jean Lapierre (Outremont, QC), Former Cabinet Minister
* Dominic LeBlanc (Beauséjour, NB), Co-Chairman of the Leadership Convention
* Paul Martin (LaSalle—Émard, QC), Former Prime Minister
* Peter Milliken (Kingston and the Islands, ON), Speaker of the House of Commons
* Karen Redman (Kitchener Centre, ON), Liberal Caucus Whip
* Lucienne Robillard (Westmount—Ville-Marie, QC), Interim Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
* Tom Wappel (Scarborough Southwest, ON), backbench MP will not endorse anyone due to lack of a social conservative [http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2006/0501/liberals050106.shtml]

Neutral Senators (4 of 63)

*Catherine Callbeck, PEI
*Dan Hays, Alberta, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
*Serge Joyal, Quebec
*Marie-Paule Poulin, Northern Ontario, candidate for Party Presidency"Source: The Hill Times, June 12"

ee also

*Endorsements for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006

References

External links

Endorsement pages in campaign websites

* [http://stephanedion.ca/?q=en/taxonomy/term/67 Stéphane Dion]
* [http://martha.mazdaq.com//page.asp?PID=7 Martha Hall Findlay]
* [http://www.michaelignatieff.ca/en/about_endorsements.aspx Michael Ignatieff]
* [http://www.gerardkennedy.ca/resources_e.aspx?id=40 Gerard Kennedy]
* [http://www.bobrae.ca/en/supporters.php Bob Rae]


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