Liberals vote to add 'supporters' to membership
by Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 11:38 AM ET
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2012 9:21 PM ET
Liberals agreed Saturday night to allow people to join their party as "supporters," a move interim leader Bob Rae implored delegates to take.
He said it would be a "historic" change for the party and, after some debate, the proposal got the two-thirds support it needed to pass.
Rae said creating the supporter category, which will allow Canadians to take part in future leadership votes without paying a membership fee, will help break down walls between the Liberal party and citizens.
"It's an extraordinary opportunity for this party," .................http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2 ... urday.html