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OMOV Leadership Removal

October 19, 2008

The interesting things you learn by reading other parties constitutions…

It seems that, while the Liberals are the only federal party to not have an One-Member-One-Vote (OMOV) Leadership selection system, it is the only federal party that has a OMOV leadership review process, weighted by ridings, triggered if a leader fails to become Prime Minister (Pg 58-59).

For comparison, the Conservatives have their delegates vote in a leadership review at their first convention after an election if their leader is not elected Prime Minister (pg 13), and the NDP and Bloc have have their delegates vote in a leadership review at every convention.

Well, I guess that’s the Liberals for you: undemocratic leadership selection, democratic leadership removal.

You gotta admit, it is very interesting…

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  1. October 20, 2008 at 9:58 am

    That is very interesting. So the thinking is…

    1) Permit only the moneyed or elite to choose the leader because, of course, they know best.
    2) Leave it to the lesser members – whatever of them remain – to fix up the mess created in Step 1.

    No wonder the LPC is a sinking ship. The collective Captain failed to heed the advice of the crew – and the latter are declining further voyages.

  2. Eugene
    October 22, 2008 at 10:08 am

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