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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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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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