Prince Edward Island Liberal Party leadership elections

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The Prince Edward Island Liberal Party, a political party in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island chooses its leadership by an open vote of party members at a convention called by the party executive when there is a vacancy in the leadership (or there is a temporary interim leader). The first convention was held when Alex W. Matheson sought reelection as leader in 1961.

1961 leadership convention[edit]

(Held in September 1961)

1965 leadership convention[edit]

(Held on December 11, 1965)

1978 leadership convention[edit]

(Held on December 9, 1978)

1981 leadership convention[edit]

(Held on October 24, 1981)

1993 leadership convention[edit]

(Held on January 23, 1993)

1996 leadership convention[edit]

(Held on October 5, 1996)

1999 leadership convention[edit]

(Held on March 5, 1999)

Carew was defeated in the 2000 general election. Ron MacKinley was chosen interim leader.

2003 leadership convention[edit]

(Held on April 5, 2003)

(Note: there were 10 spoiled ballots)

2015 leadership convention[edit]

(To be held in early 2015)

See also[edit]


  • Carty, Kenneth R. et al., Leaders and Parties in Canadian Politics : Experiences of the Provinces. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Canada, 1992.
  • Stewart, Ian and Stewart, David K., Conventional choices : Maritime leadership politics. University of British Columbia Press, 2007.
  • Canadian Annual Review 1961.