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

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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 election. The list includes both ex officio and at-large delegates to the convention.

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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.

    Senators

  • (1) Hold parliamentary/caucus positions that require neutrality
  • (2) Declared neutrality to seek LPC presidency.
  • MPs, candidates and riding presidents

    Each riding's MP, or in the absence of an MP, nominated candidate or, in the absence of the nominated candidate, past candidate, is an automatic delegate. These are listed here, those who are MPs are denoted by an asterisk (*).

    New Brunswick

  • (1) Convention Co-Chair
  • Ontario

  • (1) Hold parliamentary/caucus positions that require neutrality
  • (2) Staff member of the Office of the Leader of the Opposition
  • (3) Declared neutrality to seek LPC presidency.
  • ** Glen Pearson is an MP-Elect having won the November 27 by election in the riding of London North Centre, Ontario
  • Alberta

  • (1) Convention Co-Chair
  • Turner Ministry appointees

  • (1) Acting as chief returning officer of the leadership process
  • Duplicates

    The following privy councillors are listed and tracked in earlier categories:

  • Reg Alcock
  • Larry Bagnell
  • Navdeep Bains
  • George Baker
  • Eleni Bakopanos
  • Sue Barnes
  • Mauril Bélanger
  • Carolyn Bennett
  • Maurizio Bevilacqua
  • Ethel Blondin-Andrew
  • Scott Brison
  • Sam Bulte
  • Gerry Byrne
  • Aileen Carroll
  • Sharon Carstairs
  • Brenda Chamberlain
  • Raymond Chan
  • Denis Coderre
  • Joe Comuzzi
  • Irwin Cotler
  • Roy Cullen
  • Pierre De Bané
  • Stéphane Dion
  • Ujjal Dosanjh
  • Ken Dryden
  • Wayne Easter
  • Arthur Eggleton
  • Mark Eyking
  • Joyce Fairbairn
  • Francis Fox
  • Liza Frulla
  • Hedy Fry
  • Roger Gallaway
  • Jon Gerrard
  • John Godfrey
  • Ralph Goodale
  • William Graham
  • Albina Guarnieri
  • André Harvey
  • Céline Hervieux-Payette
  • Charles Hubbard
  • Tony Ianno
  • Marlene Jennings
  • Serge Joyal
  • Jim Karygiannis
  • Jean Lapierre
  • Walt Lastewka
  • Dominic LeBlanc
  • Judi Longfield
  • Lawrence MacAulay
  • Paul Macklin
  • Gurbax Malhi
  • Diane Marleau
  • Paul Martin
  • Keith Martin
  • John McCallum
  • Joe McGuire
  • John McKay
  • Anne McLellan
  • Dan McTeague
  • Maria Minna
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Shawn Murphy
  • Stephen Owen
  • Denis Paradis
  • James Peterson
  • Pierre Pettigrew
  • David Price
  • Robert Rae
  • Karen Redman
  • Geoff Regan
  • Fernand Robichaud
  • Lucienne Robillard
  • William Rompkey
  • Jacques Saada
  • Hélène Scherrer
  • Andy Scott
  • Judy Sgro
  • Raymond Simard
  • David Smith
  • Bob Speller
  • Belinda Stronach
  • Andrew Telegdi
  • Robert Thibault
  • Paddy Torsney
  • Tony Valeri
  • Joe Volpe
  • Susan Whelan
  • Bryon Wilfert
  • National Executive

    Table officers of the four commissions and various caucus chairs, who are voting members of the national executive, are listed under other categories.

  • (1) Members of Leadership Expense Committee must undertake to be neutral
  • (2) Interim Campaign Chairs have undertaken to remain neutral
  • Provincial and territorial executive delegates

    Three members of the executive of each of the provincial and territorial wings of the Liberal Party of Canada.

    Provincial and territorial delegates

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

  • 1 : Remaining neutral to seek a position on the National Executive
  • Young Liberals of Canada

  • (1) Neutral: Running for National Executive Position Vice President (Francophone)
  • The Northwest Terrorities and Nunavut positions are listed as vacant [489] but under the constitution could be filled up until the time of registration at the convention
  • The National Women's Liberal Commission

    The National Women's Liberal Commission Executive
  • The Northwest Terrorities and Nunuvat positions are listed as vacant [495]. 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.

    The Senior Liberals Commission

    The Senior Liberals Commission Executive
  • (1) Members of Leadership Expense Committee must undertake to be neutral
  • The Senior Liberals Commission PTA delegates

    Two representatives from each provincial or territorial Seniors Liberals commission or association.

    Aboriginal Peoples' Commission

  • The Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Yukon and Nunavut positions are listed as vacant [503] but under the constitution could be filled up until the time of registration at the convention.
  • (1) APC returning officer
  • Revenue Committee members

    (This list of membership is probably NOT up to date)

  • (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.

  • The Northwest Terrorities and Nunavut operate under a non-partisan consensus government, therefore there are no Liberal Party leaders from these territories.
  • Summary of endorsements by ex officio and PTA selected delegates

  • (*) Asterisk: represents total percentage of undeclared ex officio delegates.
  • Summary 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.
  • 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 [513]
  • 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

    References

    List of ex officio delegates to the Liberal Party of Canada leadership election, 2006 Wikipedia


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