UPDATED AGAIN: CPC ConventionWatch 2008: Let the policy wonking begin!

UPDATE: Due to a spate of ephemeral weirdness here at, I just thought I’d throw out a link to my most recent post, which doesn’t seem to have made it to the ITQorner for some reason.

CPC ConventionWatch 2008: Now this is more like it! Warning: Contains links to the very latest news on the now not-remotely-secret policy resolutions that will be debated on the floor at next week’s policy convention.


Courtesy of National NewsWatch, we can finally get a peek at the policy resolutions that may be up for debate at the Conservative convention next week. Dated June 2008, the ninety page document includes proposals sent in by local riding associations, as well as those submitted by the caucus. I’ll post highlights, lowlights and things that make me go “huh” once I’ve had a chance to go through the whole thing, but in the meantime, feel free to chat about it in the comments.

Oh, and just in case anyone missed these the first time around:

CPC ConventionWatch 2008: We read 19 pages of proposed constitutional amendments so you don’t have to!

CPC ConventionWatch 2008: Amending the constitutional fine print

UPDATE: According to Anonymous, these are “minor resolutions” that won’t be debated on the floor – boo! and really? some seem fairly substantial to ITQ’s admittedly untrained eye. As I noted in the comments, it would really be a lot easier to keep track of what is and isn’t on the agenda if the party would put this stuff on its website – not only for annoying journalists, but for party members as well. A commenter on the original ResolutionWatch thread got in touch with the convention office, and was told that the final package will be handed out to delegates upon registration in Winnipeg next week.

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