2021 Liberal Convention

Follow CPAC coverage on April 8, 9, and 10 as Liberals gather virtually to debate policy, elect a new party executive, and hear from leader Justin Trudeau and an array of speakers in what is likely the last convention before a federal election.

Liberal members will be focused on the plan to return their party to majority status when Canadians return to the polls. And more than 6,000 people took part in the pre-convention policy process, according to the Liberal party. 

Voting to prioritize resolutions took place more than one month ago to produce this list; the convention will also consider "fast track" resolutions from various sections of the party.

The very first resolution on that latter list -- supported by the Liberal caucus -- is a call to develop and implement a guaranteed basic income.

Another resolution demands national standards for long-term care homes, following the Liberal government's pledge last year to "work with provinces and territories ... as a means to address critical gaps in long-term care facilities, including raising the working conditions of lower-wage essential workers in senior care, particularly personal support workers, who have persevered in the face of adversity."

Official Convention Schedule

As for speakers, the list includes former Bank of Canada and Bank of England governor Mark Carney, U.S. commentator and former Obama administration official Ben Rhodes, U.S. Democratic party strategists Muthoni Wambu Kraal and Caitlin Mitchell, and an array of Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs (past and present).

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