A note from the National Policy Secretary

Friends and supporters,

Hearing ideas from Canadians is what keeps our Liberal movement strong, growing, and innovative – and that wouldn’t be possible without your involvement.

The platform that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team presented to Canadians in 2015 was based on a long thread of hundreds of thousands of conversations, and as we look toward the next election in 2019, new conversations and policy ideas will play an important role in shaping the future direction of our party and our country.

That is why I am pleased to share our 2017/18 Policy Tool Kit, a one-stop guide to participating in – and helping to lead – a policy development process that will be the most open and innovative in Canadian politics.

When Liberals moved forward with a new party constitution and by-laws last year, we committed to a policy process that would be more flexible, accessible, and interactive – and a process that would welcome new ideas from all Canadians.

This Policy Tool Kit will help you get started with policy development conversations in your own community, and in doing so, ensure that our Liberal movement can continue our hard work together to build a better future for all Canadians.

We will be updating the Tool Kit with more information as we move closer to the Convention, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please send any comments to

I look forward to seeing you at our 2018 Liberal National Convention in Halifax.

My regards and thanks,

David Hurford
National Policy Secretary, Liberal Party of Canada