I’m busy reading an April 2009 document called, “Advancing Change Together: A Time to Act” which is the report of the LPC Change Commission that was co-chaired by Doug Ferguson, Carolyn Bennet and Brigette Garceau. First thing I want to know was why was this document not highlighted front and centre at every opportunity since its publication in 2009? Why was it not sent as an e-mail attachment along with the LPC constitution to every member, especially every new member?
I realise that the leader has had to deal with Stephen Harper and with public opinion that grew out of misrepresentation though attack ads, but the organisation as a whole seems to have dropped the ball leading us to a party that has set a record low for voter support and elected seats following the last election. We are at a point in time where a few in leadership are working towards taking the LPC into the NDP which basically results in the end of an LPC. I am a member of the LPC and I am not happy about what is happening to “my” party. It is my party and it is “your” party should you be a member or a volunteer, or someone who votes for the LPC. The party doesn’t belong to a select few at the top, it belongs to us. At least, this is what our constitution tells us.
As you can tell, I am a bit frustrated and angry. However, I still have a hope that in the coming weeks and months that we will be able to reclaim the party with the selection of a leader who will commit to making the LPC a party that focuses on liberal Canadians. Do the work and the party will again become the Government of Canada.
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