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RESTORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA’S GRASSROOTS POLICY PROCESS

The Conservative Party of Canada’s National Council through its Policy Committee is actively blocking policy proposals with broad based grassroots support from being considered at national convention in favour of policy proposals with much less support – against the will of Party members.

Our Party’s policy process is broken and needs to be fixed.



The Problem

FACILITATE NOT FILTER

National Council and its Policy Committee has a constitutional mandate to “FACILITATE the ongoing policy process.”

Instead they believe, based on what some in the Party establishment have insisted, that they have the “final say” as to what policies get to be considered at convention.

Their role is to FACILITATE the policy process NOT FILTER.

RESPECT THE PROCESS, RESPECT MEMBERS

The Conservative Party’s Constitution states the policy process must at “all times be accountable to members.”

But at the insistence of a handful of those in the Party establishment, the Committee has repeatedly blocked policies with broad based grassroots support in favour of policies with much less support.

An establishment that is out of touch with its members is a sure way of shrinking our Party at a time where we need to rebuild our Party

THE SOLUTION

We need to level the playing field and create accountability through a process that provides a check and balance to National Council and its Policy Committee.

Amend the Conservative Party of Canada’s Constitution so that policy resolutions with broad based grassroots support (signatures from delegates from at least 100 EDAs) can automatically be considered at Convention. A similar process already exists for constitutional amendments.

CLICK HERE TO SEE AND SIGN THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Do you support the Conservative Party of Canada maintaining a grassroots policy process?