With the next federal election only 10 weeks away and about 100 ridings without nominated candidates, the federal Liberals have triggered a “national electoral urgency” clause that allows the party to bypass the nomination process and appoint candidates directly, making some would-be candidates nervous they might not get a fair shot in the nomination contests.
This also gives the party brass full authority to appoint their radical left friends to run for office.
It seems like a rather large flub to only have 235/338 candidates already running their campaigns and getting their names out there while the CPC has 327/338 candidates confirmed.
Liberal Party communications director Braeden Caley confirmed in an email to The Hill Times that the party has imposed an “administrative provision” to complete the nomination process as soon as possible.
The Liberal Party constitution allows the national campaign chair to declare electoral urgency, nationally or in one or more electoral districts. During that period, the chair gets the “unfettered discretion” to change the timelines and procedures in the candidate nomination process.
Expect the writ to be dropped in the early days of September. Thats three weeks before the election campaign legitimately begins.