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Liberals to hold nominations for incumbent MPs in March, but Trudeau still has power to withhold endorsements

The federal Liberals are set to hold candidate nominations for incumbent MPs in March, the first of three phases of candidate selection across the country as the party begins laying ground for the next general election, The Hill Times has learned.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has promised to run open nominations, even in held ridings. But despite Mr. Trudeau’s promise to hold open nominations in every riding—and possibly because of concern from MPs—the party retained the leader’s ability to appoint candidates in selected electoral districts if necessary and also stated the leader reserved the right to withhold the endorsement of elected or acclaimed candidates under the authority that federal political party leaders have under the Canada Elections Act.

 

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Liberals to hold nominations for incumbent MPs in March, but Trudeau still has power to withhold endorsements

The federal Liberals are set to hold candidate nominations for incumbent MPs in March, the first of three phases of candidate selection across the country as the party begins laying ground for the next general election, The Hill Times has learned.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has promised to run open nominations, even in held ridings. But despite Mr. Trudeau’s promise to hold open nominations in every riding—and possibly because of concern from MPs—the party retained the leader’s ability to appoint candidates in selected electoral districts if necessary and also stated the leader reserved the right to withhold the endorsement of elected or acclaimed candidates under the authority that federal political party leaders have under the Canada Elections Act.

 

  
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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