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Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Federal Liberal Association 2011

The Official Constitution (revised on June 15th, 2011)

 

Dear Friends,

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in a balanced alternative to Harper’s Government. With your support, we look forward to bringing Liberalism back to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

The Liberal Party’s main feature has always been its middle of the road identity: fiscally conservative while socially progressive. This will not change because we believe in achieving the best of both worlds, so that Canadians can benefit from a strong economy and effective government services.

In a riding like Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, this balance is especially important. Services such as healthcare, postal services, and programs aiding farmers and rural businesses help build our various communities and attract investment and human resources. Programs for families and community organizations and/or initiatives ensure a thriving social environment filled with activity.

However, Liberals also believe that balanced books and controlled spending keeps us out of financial trouble, so that we have the capital to grow and promote our communities when we need to. We are leery of excessive bureaucracy that limits our citizens and businesses from developing in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. Government is there to help and not hinder.

As you may be aware, the Liberal Party is currently going through a rebirth. This process involves listening to Canadians, and making sure that we are in line with what you want. Please feel free to communicate with me via e-mail if you have anything constructive you’d like to share about our renewal. We’re all ears!

If you’re interested in helping us bring Canada back to the middle, I encourage you to join the Liberal Party for a mere 10$ a year. We’re always looking for more members to contribute their ideas and energy.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Connor Quinn – President

 

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What defines us as Liberals?

(October 16th, 2011)

 

1. What values define you as a Liberal?

– Respect for individual freedoms;

– Pursuit of social equality;

– Encouragement of member participation in Party governance;

– Defending “Just Society” principles;

 

2. How should the Liberal Party of Canada re-build and what should the Party be doing that it is not currently doing?

Communicate our stance as Canada’s Central Party more actively;

Find an enthusiastic and dynamic leader who has charisma;

– Use the membership at large as the principle driver of policy making – bottom up model;

– Promote effective collaboration between municipal, provincial, and federal governments;

– Question and enthusiastically criticize opponents’ standpoint at the riding level;

– Lessen the energy devoted to soliciting members for financial contributions;

 

3. Comments on the other topics discussed.

Simplify liberal values in order to make them more accessible and communicable (work on messaging and marketing);

Focus on pertinent issues that stimulate interest in the majority (especially middle-aged voters);

– Unite behind the new leader once elected;

– Encourage pride and engagement among members and general public;

– Ensure members feel involved – promote small donations and participation.

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