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OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is pushing a proposed new constitution for the Liberal Party of Canada aimed at transforming the federal party from an exclusive club into a wide-open political movement. The proposal, adopted Saturday by the party's national board during a three-hour meeting with the prime minister in Halifax, would do away entirely with the long-held principle that only dues-paying, card-carrying members are entitled to take part in party activities.

Cutting an elegant swath at the gala are Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and his wife Sophie Gregoire with RCMP red serge officers.


CTV'S Rosemary Thompson reported on Jack Layton's first full day as leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Though not yet a Member of Parliament, he was ready to take on the ruling Liberal Party headed by Prime MInister Jean Chretien. And he gave full credit to his wife, Olivia Chow, for being a winning strategist.