It has been an inspiring first day at the biennial convention.
The morning began with meetings of the party’s commissions (women’s, young Liberals and aboriginal people’s).
At the APC meeting, former PM Paul Martin — whose government achieved the historic Kelowna Accord — spoke passionately of the need to focus on education for aboriginal youth and condemned the Harper government for its misplaced prison agenda.
Meanwhile, Toronto Centre delegate Glenn Wheeler was acclaimed VP Policy for the APC.
Bob has been highly visible at the convention and gave another powerhouse speech that officially opened the convention at lunch time.
Much of the afternoon was devoted to rebuilding. Everyone agrees that making increased use of technology such as Liberalist — the party’s campaign software — is crucial to increased electoral success. Brandon Sage — Toronto Centre’s VP Organization — has been tapped by the federal party to share some of the efforts our riding association has made of Liberalist. He has attracted a sizeable audience of LIberals from across the country.
The party continues in the hospitality suites of the Westin Hotel tonight. Voting for executive positions tomorrow.
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