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Huron Bruce Liberal Party opening monthly meeting to the public

June 13, 2016
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The Huron-Bruce Federal Liberal Association is opening its doors to the public and inviting people to attend the next monthly meeting of its executive, being held on Wednesday, June 22 in the Seniors Room at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. There will be refreshments at 7:30 followed by the meeting beginning at 8 p.m.

“We are following the example set by our leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and throwing open the doors to our party,’’ said Virginia Schenk, president of the Huron-Bruce federal Liberal riding association.

At its biennial meeting in Winnipeg, the Federal Liberal party voted overwhelmingly to update the party’s constitution to do away with the $10 paid membership in the Liberal Party of Canada. Once the changes are in place, people will be able to simply register as members of the federal Liberal movement.

"By adopting our new constitution, our party has taken a bold step,” Trudeau said “One that help will help us build the most open, innovative, and effective political movement in Canadian history.” The new constitution opens up the Liberal Party of Canada more than ever before - and removes the $10 barrier to participation by making registration free.

The party also wants to bolster the local riding associations, so that they can build the Liberal movement in the months and years leading up to the 2019 election.

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Another feature of the open meeting on June 22 will be a book signing by Allan Thompson, who was the party’s candidate in Huron-Bruce in the last federal election.

Thompson has just published a 29-page chapter in a book called The Canadian Federal Election of 2015. The volume was edited by Carleton University professors Christopher Dornan and Jon H. Pammett. Carleton has documented every general election since 1984 with a book bringing together a range of essays on different topics. This is the first time however, that the book contains a chapter from a candidate who ran for offce.   

Thompson will be doing two book-signing events in Huron-Bruce. The first will be the event on June 22 in Kincardine. Finchers book store will have copies on sale. The second book signing will take place on Thursday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. at The Village Bookshop, 24 Main St. S., in Bayfield.

For further information, contact the Huron-Bruce Federal Liberal Association Communications Chair - Allan Thompson
 allan@allanthompson.ca / 613-799-1791


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