Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has promised to keep fighting to ensure the party maintains its identity as an ideology, not just a political institution.
The prime minister has already been a staunch advocate of the party’s core values, and he has repeatedly promised to hold Liberal MPs accountable for what he calls their “extreme positions”.
But with the election just two weeks away, it is time to ask whether this strategy has worked for Trudeau and the Liberals.
Liberals, Liberals, liberals, Liberals… and how do you define Liberalism?
The Liberals’ ideology is defined by the Liberals’ progressive values and the way the party has operated since its inception in 1974.
Liberals believe in the right of all Canadians to pursue the goals of economic growth, social justice, and economic opportunity without regard to their gender, ethnic, cultural, religious, or ethnic background.
Liberals also believe that all Canadians should have access to the health care they need, including for the young, the elderly, and those living in poverty.
Liberals do not believe that any group should be disadvantaged in any way, and that all people should be treated equally.
Liberals advocate for social fairness and equal opportunity, as well as the rights of all people to express their opinions, be treated fairly in the workplace, and participate in the political process.
Liberals have never ruled out the possibility of changing their party to align with a different ideological perspective or ideology, but that process is not yet complete.
Liberals argue that their core values of economic and social justice are rooted in a commitment to the principles of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
Liberals are committed to social justice and equality for all Canadians, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Liberals emphasize the importance of fostering and protecting the social safety net, particularly programs for those in poverty and those with disabilities.
Liberals recognize that there is a long way to go to meet the Canadian dream, and they support the federal government’s efforts to increase the share of income going to those in need, and to improve public services, including mental health and substance abuse services.
Liberals reject racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination and intolerance in all its forms, including the use of the military and other repressive forces.
Liberals support free and fair elections, and believe in democratic and participatory processes.
Liberals stand for the rule, fairness, and protection of all citizens.
Liberal values of social justice have long been at the core of Liberal Party policy and program, and are a strong predictor of how the party will perform in the upcoming federal election.
Liberals value the rights and responsibilities of all to participate in public life, and expect Canadians to treat others with respect, dignity, and dignity.
Liberals strongly believe that the federal election will be about the future of our country, not about the past.
Liberal principles of equality and fairness mean that all of Canadians should enjoy equal opportunity to participate, including to pursue careers in public service, as we have been doing for generations.
Liberals pledge to support equal opportunities for all, including people of colour and Indigenous people.
Liberals promote social justice by protecting the rights, safety, and security of all vulnerable Canadians.
Liberals firmly believe that no one should face discrimination or violence on the basis of their sexuality, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or gender expression.
Liberals oppose all forms of violence against anyone, including LGBTQI people and people with disabilities, including sexual assault and harassment.
Liberals understand that a strong society requires strong leadership, and support all efforts to advance our common goal of social and economic justice.
Liberals will continue to fight for a government that promotes inclusive, inclusive, and respectful government, while also working with other political parties to strengthen our democratic institutions and policies.
Liberal parties, Liberals: A long way from a party defined by liberalism, the Liberal government is now a party of progress and tolerance.
Liberals’ political ideology has changed.
Liberalism is no longer a conservative ideology, or even a progressive one.
Liberal party membership now ranges from progressive liberals to progressive libertarians, and liberals are now the majority party in the House of Commons.
Liberals now include people who identify as progressive libertarians.
Liberals today include those who identify with the broader left-leaning movement, including members of the Socialist Alternative and Socialist Workers Party.
Liberals include those from all political stripes, including those who consider themselves progressive, liberal, moderate, or centrist.
Liberals represent all Canadians in government, regardless if they identify as liberal or conservative.
Liberals expect Canadians and the public to treat all people with respect and dignity, including LGBT Canadians, people of color, Indigenous people, and women.
Liberals and Liberals have a shared commitment to equality and the rights for all of our citizens.
Liberals want to see Canadians and our country moving forward together.
The Liberal Party is now more diverse, progressive, and inclusive.
Liberals must continue to advocate for their values and work to advance those values.
Liberals remain committed to democratic institutions, including our national electoral system and the Canadian Charter of Rights