TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Liberal Party's Executive Council met and determined the convention to elect the new Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party will be held in Toronto at Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
A Leadership convention has been scheduled for the weekend of Friday, January 25, 2013. This convention will be a delegated event.
Fees for this convention have been set at:
Early bird: $499. Youth/Senior-$249.
After the early bird deadline: $599. Youth/Senior-$349.
Delegates will be elected at Leadership Election Meetings on Saturday, January 12th and Sunday, January 13th. Those eligible to vote for the new Leader and delegates for the convention must be members of the Ontario Liberal Party no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, November 23rd.
Leadership candidates are required to file their forms by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 23rd. They must submit signatures of no less than 250 members in good standing and an entry fee of $50,000. Candidates must also comply with a spending limit of $500,000 and a transfer of 25% of fundraising revenue. Fees and levies will assist the Ontario Liberal Party with the costs associated with the Leadership process and convention. Candidates are required to not accumulate a debt of more than $100,000 at any given time.
SOURCE: Ontario Liberal Party
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