1) At the LPoC whoop-up a few weeks back (actually a meet-&-greet with party President wannabes), I was able to speak briefly with Paul Summerville, a candidate for National Policy Chair. Paul has "recently put forth a constitutional amendment proposal to the party to democratize a number of policy related elements in the party's constitution.". Imp has her own take on these proposals through the preceding link; I find myself most interested in this one:
2) Cherniak has a piece up on his Facebook site re The LPoC decision refusing accreditation to citizen journalists at the upcoming convention in Ottawa. God knows I've fought with Jason over the years, but as one of the very first wave of Canadian political bloggers, and as someone who had a hand in how the LPoC developed its online strategy over the last decade, he has earned at least a small spot in the history books. So when he says the current policy is a step in the wrong direction, he should know.
Not that too much should be made of the issue. This truly is "inside baseball" stuff of little importance to the broader population. Nevertheless, its a stupid move. Why, for example, would you want to keep the Stephen Taylor's (CPoC) and Dr. Dawg's of the world off the convention floor? Partisan or no, these people can get your message through to a crowd that may not otherwise get a chance to hear it.