Interim Leader Flor Marcelino and President David Woodbury Congratulate New Democrats for a Successful Convention 2017
Interim Leader Flor Marcelino and President David Woodbury thank New Democrats and over 550 delegates from across the province for a successful Convention 2017.
Delegates gathered in Winnipeg this weekend to consider 150 policy resolutions on the issues that matter most to Manitobans, including jobs & the economy, health care, education, and environmental protections, as well as amendments to the party constitution.
“Just 11 months after the last provincial election, our party hosted one of our largest policy conventions in many years” Marcelino said. "It shows the party's grassroots are strong, and our party will continue to put forward strong, progressive ideas in opposition to Brian Pallister's agenda of cuts."
In addition, delegates voted for a new provincial executive, which features former Provincial Secretary David Woodbury as Party President.
"I'd like to thank Ovide Mercredi for all his work and leadership over the past two years," said Woodbury. "This weekend showed the strength of our party's democracy, and that we are well on the way to rebuilding a strong party and we will be ready to challenge Brian Pallister's Conservatives in 2020."
The weekend also featured the passage of amendments to the party constitution, requiring members to be current 90 days prior to a leadership vote, and strengthening oversight of delegate selection meetings.
Joining the provincial party Friday and Saturday were the four federal NDP leadership candidates: Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton, Guy Caron and Peter Julian, who attended the convention's opening reception at the Winnipeg Art Gallery which drew over 200 supporters.
Following Sunday's Convention, delegates and volunteers participated in a mass canvass for Point Douglas NDP Candidate Bernadette Smith.