Liberal MPs want the party to bring back the same nomination rules that it put in place before the last election.
Liberal MPs Yvan Baker, front row, left, Lenore Zann, Chief Government Whip Mark Holland and Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux. Liberal MP Majid Jowhari, second row left, and Liberal MP Jean Yip, pictured Jan. 23, 2020. The federal Liberal Party is consulting MPs, past candidates, and riding associations on the nomination rules for incumbent MPs for the next election, whenever one is called. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Liberal Party is consulting MPs, past candidates, and riding associations on how it should draw up the rules for MPs seeking a nomination to run for the party again in the next election.
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