Mr. Speaker, today, the Liberal Party is becoming the most open party in the history of Canadian politics by bringing all Liberal supporters into the fold.
During our biennial convention in January, Liberal delegates voted in favour of making historic changes to the structure of the party by creating a new category of Liberal supporter, thereby giving all Canadians the chance to express their support for the Liberal Party and to choose its next leader.
The launch of this initiative marks the beginning of an new phase in the rebuilding of our party. In the coming days, Liberals across the country will be motivating and recruiting Liberal supporters.
Supporters will be part of a new generation of Liberals who will help modernize and develop our party as we look towards the 2015 election, by promoting change and developing a progressive policy platform that reflects the wishes of Canadians.
We encourage all Canadians who value growth, hope and equal opportunity to join us in building the Liberal movement and a better Canada.