I read how this works in the paper (Vancouver Sun?) a while back... I can't find a link, but Wikepedia has a good explanation:
At the convention, the first ballot by elected delegates is pre-set according by proportional representation according to the amount of support each leadership candidate received at the delegate selection meeting (i.e., the "leadership portion" of the ballot cast at riding association or club meetings), even if the delegate has personally expressed support for another candidate. Ex-officio delegates can vote however they wish and it is only they who will cast ballots initially. If there is a second ballot (i.e., if no leadership candidate receives over 50% of the vote on the first ballot), all delegates will be free to vote according to their personal preference.
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Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:58 am Post subject:
It's simple to conclude that 30,000 Liberal Party members will elect thier leader but by election time we won't be able to chose our Prime Minister. In other words what ever party wins the leader runs the show in Canada's semi democracy structure.
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