News of Bob Rae’s decision not to contest the permanent leadership overshadowed what would
otherwise have been the major story in Liberal circles Wednesday: the
much-awaited meeting of the Liberal Party of Canada’s national executive to
make decisions on leadership matters.
Tonight, we have narrowed down the possible date for the leadership vote to April 2013.During last June’s Extraordinary Convention delegates voted to set the leadership vote between March 1 and June 30, 2013. Per our Party’s Constitution, it is the Board’s job to select a precise date.
As such, we have tasked an Ad Hoc Leadership Vote and Expense Committee to focus its efforts on finding a suitable date in the month of April. This date will be confirmed over the summer.