Erin Weir saga #3

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Unionist
Erin Weir saga #3

Continued from here.

Unionist

Can the NDP hand-pick a candidate in Regina Lewvan without the approval of the riding association?

The party leader has the power, under the Elections Act, albeit somewhat indirectly (it's actually the chief agent who files the list of party-endorsed candidates, but it has to be certified by the leader), to deny Erin Weir's right to run under the NDP banner - though bizarrely, the NDP Constitution doesn't spell out any such power. The leader has used that power on many occasions.

But how is a candidate picked?

Here's what Article XV, Section 1 of the NDP constitution says:

Quote:

The Federal Council shall create rules and procedures for the nomination of the federal candidates.

It's my information that those rules were just modified and approved earlier this month, and then distributed to the riding associations. I don't have a copy. Does anyone?

 

cco

I do. It's a 12-page PDF, a bit much to copy and paste here, but I can email it to you or upload it somewhere.

Pondering

If it isn't too much trouble upload please. I would be interested in reading it. 

Unionist

cco wrote:
I do. It's a 12-page PDF, a bit much to copy and paste here, but I can email it to you or upload it somewhere.

I've never tried it, but this might work: https://uploadfiles.io/. Guest users (no account needed) can apparently upload files up to 5GB, they'll immediately receive a share link, and the file stays up for 30 days. I'll Google around to see if it's considered sketchy.

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josh

When was Weir charged with sexual assault?

cco

Unionist wrote:

cco wrote:
I do. It's a 12-page PDF, a bit much to copy and paste here, but I can email it to you or upload it somewhere.

I've never tried it, but this might work: https://uploadfiles.io/. Guest users (no account needed) can apparently upload files up to 5GB, they'll immediately receive a share link, and the file stays up for 30 days. I'll Google around to see if it's considered sketchy.


Here you go.

Unionist

cco wrote:
Unionist wrote:

cco wrote:
I do. It's a 12-page PDF, a bit much to copy and paste here, but I can email it to you or upload it somewhere.

I've never tried it, but this might work: https://uploadfiles.io/. Guest users (no account needed) can apparently upload files up to 5GB, they'll immediately receive a share link, and the file stays up for 30 days. I'll Google around to see if it's considered sketchy.

Here you go.

Hmm, didn't work. When I download, it gives me a pdf file with the right filename, but zero bytes. There may have been an issue with your upload, because when I look at the screen, it says this:

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Candidate_Nomination_Process_Rules_V3.pdf

Expires in: 4 Weeks   |   Size: 0 Bytes   |

Maybe try it again - possible when it says "slow" it really means slow? Meanwhile I'll hunt for another method.

Unionist

I did a test upload of the NDP constitution. It seemed to work for me - and the screen shows this:

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2013_CONSTITUTION_E.pdf

Expires in: 4 Weeks   |   Size: 446.9 KB   |

So... try again please!!

cco

It didn't work the second time either, but I managed to get it uploaded here, and confirmed with a test download.

Unionist

That worked - thank you, CCO!

Now to do some reading. But interesting to see, at first glance, that Melissa Bruno has the power to approve or reject all "prospective contestants for nomination", subject to an appeal process, while Jagmeet Singh has no powers whatsoever - the leader is not even mentioned in the entire document. I stand to be corrected, of course.