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LPC Biennial Convention 2018 Halifax – Indigenous delegates and process

Wela’lin (Greetings)

The Liberal Party of Canada will be having our 2017 Biennial Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 19 to April 21, 2018. The convention will be held on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq who are members of the Wabanaki ConfederacyThis is also a riding represented by Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions and former Chair of the House Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

We are inviting thousands of Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and Canada, from coast to coast to coast to attend this exciting convention.

 

 

Rules from Indigenous Peoples’ Commission Constitution May 2016

INDIGENOUS DELEGATES TO THE BIENNIAL CONVENTION

IPC’s definition of Indigenous

2.03 a) For the purposes of this Commission and for the purposes of determining Indigenous delegates to Conventions of the Liberal Party of Canada, an Indigenous person shall be defined in accordance with the following: a. “Indigenous” refers to the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada; and

b) Without limiting the generality of paragraph (a) an Indigenous person includes a person who (1) self identifies as an Indigenous person and (2) provides either reasonable proof of Indigenous ancestry or reasonable proof that the Indigenous community accepts him/her as an Indigenous.

 

Electing/Nominating Indigenous Delegates and Ex-officios

10.01 The Indigenous representation at any Convention shall be as follows (requirements or qualifications as a delegate or alternate must be met as of the opening of registration):

a) One co-president of the Indigenous Peoples Commission, as the voting member of the National Executive of the Liberal Party of Canada;

b) Up to seven officers of the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission;

c) The presidents of the provincial/territorial Indigenous Commissions, as members of the Council of Presidents; and

d) Up to two persons who are each an Indigenous person, as defined in the Constitution of the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission, elected from each Electoral District Association.

(NOTE: THESE POSITIONS CAN BE BACK FILLED BY OTHER INDIGENOUS DELEGATES, IF THERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND AS A DELEGATE IN THEIR HOME RIDING. THESE SPOTS WERE CREATED TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AT THE EDA LEVEL, NON-INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CANNOT BACK FILL THE TWO SPOTS SET ASIDE FOR INDIGENOUS CANDIDATES)

 

ELECTION OF NATIONAL OFFICERS TO IPC EXECUTIVE

Form will be coming in the near future, you must be a registered Liberal and Indigenous to run for these positions.

  1. National C0-Chair, Female
  2. National Co-Chairs, Male
  3. National Vice-Chair, Communications
  4. National Vice-Chair, Membership and Communications
  5. National Vice-Chair, Organization
  6. National Vice-Chair, Policy
  7. National Vice-Chair, Women / Representative to NWLC
  8. National Vice-Chair, Youth / Representative to the YLC

Meet the current members of the: IPC National Executive. Regional Chairs are generally elected in their corresponding regional Annual General Meetings.

Click on this page regularly to obtain, information will be released on process, rules and responsibilities of running for IPC National Executive Officer roles.

The IPC can make special appointments of Indigenous Liberal for a special role from time-to-time, such as Constitutional and Legal Affairs Representative, Elections Officer, or external trustee to the Indigenous Electoral Endowment Fund (IEEF), or any other role they may see fit. These appointments will not be voting members of the IPC National Executive.

Policy Development is under way and is featured on our Policy Page, other Liberal organizations may also be promoting Indigenous policies sponsored by their EDA, PTO or Commission. There will be an opportunity for Registered Liberals to engage, discuss and debate the various policy resolutions leading up to the Convention over the weeks and months to come. Find out more about the Policy Process for LPC Biennial Halifax 2018.

Check out the Liberal Party of Canada’s website for the LPC Biennial 2014 Website in Halifax, Nova Scotia.