In turn, Alberta’s official opposition Liberals tossed open the doors to a failing party, hoping to re-invigorate it at a time of both challenge and opportunity – a run for their money down the centre of the spectrum from the upstart Alberta Party (a party long on potential but short on cash or organizational infrastructure), amid a rare vote-split on the right, where the venerable Progressive Conservatives are facing their own challenge from the Wildrose party.
“The goal is opening the doors,” Mr. Ambtman said in an interview Monday, on the eve of the first debate in a leadership race that will have to add further fuel to the fire of the party’s renaissance if it is to make electoral gains. “You lower the barrier to entry. We know a lot of people vote for us… But political parties across the country struggle to get people involved as members. People don’t sign up for political parties because it’s seen as too much of an investment. We’re lowering the investment.”
In effect, Mr. Ambtman cashed in the political capital of his honeymoon period as the new president to push through overhauls to party procedure, some of which the membership had voted down only a year earlier.
Usage Based Billing and the Liberal Approach: Andrew Moore’s Appearance at the CRTC 2011-77 Public Consultation
Rarely does one hear politeness, somber, and well versed folks speak in politics. This–this here–is a video of a talented person that encapsulates the need for change in the CRTC and the regulations that can make our information systems the best of the world. As someone who has spoken about the internet and the need for a fair policy before on the radio, I know it’s hard to stand up for yourself and stand up for your ideals. Andrew Moore does this perfectly with a grace rarely shown by people involved in our society.
Please view his excerpt below where he addresses the public hearing for the CRTC.