Ottawa, March 10, 2009
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff announced today that the Honourable
Navdeep Bains (Mississauga-Brampton South) has agreed to serve
as Chair of Platform Development for the Liberal Party.
"The Liberal Party has its eyes on the future," said
Mr. Ignatieff. "We are looking to articulate a vision that
will inspire Canadians and Navdeep will be a key part in turning
those ideas into a plan for action."
Mr. Bains will also be appointed to the Liberal Party's National
Policy and Platform Committee where he will serve as Caucus Accountability
Officer. Working with his caucus colleagues, the party and Canadians,
Mr. Bains will coordinate the development of the platform that
the party will run on in the next election.
The Honourable Mauril Bélanger will serve as vice-chair
of the Liberal Party's National Policy and Platform Committee.
As vice-chair Mr. Bélanger will play a crucial role working
with Liberals from across the country to engage the grassroots
in the policy development process