Saturday, May 02, 2009

One Member One Vote passes

OMOV up now, Belinda Stronach just spoke in favour.

Against: smaller ridings can be targeted, with weak membership lists, party can be taken over. Protection of youth, women & aboriginals a legacy in party...a faceless system to take away ability to be family, pls vote down.

Bob Rae: very imp msg to people of Cda that party is open, not a private club...virtually yelling it out, party belongs to all people of Cda, asks all to join in rebuilding a strong, open & democratic party. Big applause.

Against: more reflection required, not thought through...

Jason Cherniak motion ruled not in order but will be further explored...

Vote up...aaaand, it is passed.