Must-read post from Liberal leadership candidate (and staunch coalition supporter) Bob Rae: Don’t Let Your Right to Vote be taken Away.
Related: CP report on Iggy’s attempts to grab the reins of power, a development that might possibly scuttle any chance of the Grits forming a coalition to oust the Harpercons.
Update: Another must-read via rgendron – John Laforet: Closed Door Caucus Decision? – An Affront to Democracy and the Grassroots
Update 2: From Laforet’s post, an excerpt of a mass email sent to Liberal Party members that outlines the consequences of Ignatieff’s plan:
Riding presidents would have zero votes and only
one third of ridings in Ontario will have even a Caucus member vote.
No votes for the aboriginal community.
No votes for students.
No votes for Womens’ Clubs.
1 vote for francophones.
1 vote in the Guelph-Windsor corridor.
1 vote for Northern Ontario.
This is anti-democratic, and does not represent the many voices and values of our party!”