FAQ

When and where will the Liberal Party of Canada - Québec Convention take place?

The Liberal Party of Canada (Québec) Convention will take place on January 25 to 26 2019 - featuring a day and a half program full of keynotes, sessions and workshops - at the Québec City Convention Centre, 1000 René-Lévesque Boul. E, Québec, QC.

Who can attend the Convention?

Any Registered Liberal who has registered and paid the applicable fee may attend the Convention. In order to vote for any elected positions, you must be registered as a Liberal at least 14 days prior to the Convention (i.e. January 11, 2019).

Observers may pay and attend but will not be permitted to vote or attend breakout sessions.

What are the registration fees?

To take advantage of the reduced rates reserved for Laurier Club and Victory Fund members, you must be registered as such prior to registering for the Convention. Here are the links to our fundraising programs: Laurier Club / Victory Fund

Category Regular
Registered Liberals $350
Victory Fund $250
Laurier Club $130
Youth (14 - 25)* $100
Indigenous $130
Observers $500

*To qualify for the Youth convention rate, the registrant must be under 26 years old on the start date of convention.

For more detailed information for EDAs on how to assist registrants with their fees and expenses, click here.

What are the most important dates to keep in mind?

Please check this section regularly as we will be adding more important information.

January 14 2019: Last day for Early-bird registration
January 11 2019: Deadline to Register as a Liberal in order to vote for elected offices at convention. *In order to vote on policies and for any elected officials, you must have registered for the convention and as a Liberal at least 14 days prior to the Convention.
January 25 2019: Onsite Convention registration opens at 2:00 pm. We strongly recommend that you pre-register and pay in order to avoid long lineups on site
January 25 2019: Commission General Meetings in the afternoon and Official Convention Opening with Keynote
January 26 2019: Full day of convention programming

How can I become an observer?

If you are interested in attending the LPCQ 2019 Convention and are not a Registered Liberal, you can register as an observer to attend (but not vote).

Can I register on site?

On-site registration will open on Friday, January 25 at 2:00 PM. Please bring photo identification, your registration email confirmation and payment. It is strongly recommended that you pre-register, and if applicable, take advantage of special early-bird discounts!

When does onsite registration open at the Convention?

On-site registration will open on Friday, January 25th at 2:00 PM. To obtain your ID badge quickly, please bring photo identification for registration as well as your registration email confirmation. It is strongly recommended that you pre-register, and if applicable, take advantage of special early-bird discounts!

How do I pay for my registration fee?

Registration fees must be paid either from an individual’s own personal funds, by an Electoral District Association, or from funds raised through eligible third parties. We cannot accept cash payments, or payments from corporations. If registering onsite, then you can pay by credit card or debit.

For more detailed information for EDAs on how to assist registrants with their fees and expenses, click here.

Is my registration fee eligible for a tax receipt?

Yes. A receipt for income tax purposes will be issued to all delegates and observers for an eligible contribution amount. A portion of your registration fee is considered a donation to the Liberal Party of Canada and is therefore tax-deductible and entitles you to a tax credit. The size of your tax credit depends on the amount you donate in 2018.

Limits on contributions

Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents may make political contributions, in the following amounts:

In 2018:

- no more than $1,575 in any calendar year to each registered political party
- no more than $1,575 in total in any calendar year to the various entities of each registered political party (registered associations, nomination contestants and candidates)
- no more than $1,575 in total to the leadership contestants in a particular leadership contest
For more information about tax credits or donation limits, please refer to Elections Canada's website.

In 2019:

- no more than $1,600 in any calendar year to each registered political party
- no more than $1,600 in total in any calendar year to the various entities of each registered political party (registered associations, nomination contestants and candidates)
- no more than $1,600 in total to the leadership contestants in a particular leadership contest
For more information about tax credits or donation limits, please refer to Elections Canada's website.

Media Inquiries

For all media requests or if you plan to attend the Convention, please write to media@liberal.ca

Does the Liberal Party have special travel rates for Convention participants?

Yes! We’ve negotiated special travel rates to Québec with Via Rail, please use promo code 13806 when purcahsing your tickets. However, we encourage you to check for seat sales as these fares may occasionally be lower than booking with the Convention codes.

Are there special hotel rates?

Yes! We’ve negotiated special a special rate with the Québec City Hilton (the Convention Center is acessible via an underground passage) for rooms at $169/night. To take advantage of this special offer, click on the following link or call the hotel.