New “Ideas Lab” to Empower, Engage B.C. Citizens April 13, 2012Posted by admin in : Bill Bennett , comments closed
British Columbians now have an online tool to share and discuss their vision for our province with the launch of the BC Liberal Party’s new interactive and groundbreaking “Ideas Lab”, MLA George Abbott, Chair of the BC Liberal Party Election Platform said today in advance of the Party’s Northern Regional Conference to be held in Prince George on Saturday.
“The Ideas Lab helps to further establish the BC Liberal Party as the leading force of political party openness in Canada – a goal championed by Premier Christy Clark,” said Abbott. “This new tool allows members of our party, and the general public, to shape free enterprise polices for the next election and beyond.”
The Ideas Lab website, www.ideaslab.ca, is the first interactive policy engagement tool in Canada, soliciting ideas from both BC Liberal Party members and the general public for specific purposes, such as the BC Liberal 2013 campaign platform. Ideas will be generated from the public, posted online, and discussed directly on the website. BC Liberal Party members will then vote on the ideas submitted, and although the results will not be binding, support levels will provide the Party’s Campaign Committee with clear guidance as they put the Party’s platform together.
“Taking our Party’s internal policy process online and opening it to the public allows us to dialogue with people like never before,” said Abbott. “In the 21st Century, giving people the ability to participate through this forum dramatically removes barriers for citizens to be involved in decision-making for a political party.”
Citizens will have an opportunity to submit their ideas for the campaign platform until May 31st. For an overview of how the Ideas Lab process works for public campaigns, please visit http://www.ideaslab.ca/resources/what-is-ideas-lab-and-how-it-works.