Federal Liberal Party leadership candidates (L-R) Justin Trudeau, Martin Cauchon, Karen McCrimmon, Joyce Murray, Martha Hall Findlay, George Takach, Deborah Coyne, David Bertschi and Marc Garneau pose together following their leadership debate in Vancouver Jan. 20, 2013. The debate was the first of five debates to be held across the country. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)
Liberal leadership hopefuls are taking aim at the party for technical glitches they feel are derailing the registration process for eligible voters.
And with less than one-third of the 294,000 potential voters registered so far and the March 14 deadline fast approaching, Justin Trudeau's campaign team is leading the charge to extend that cut-off.
In a letter to the leadership vote rules committee, Trudeau's team complained of an early batch of registration mailings with the wrong codes, registration packages that have so far failed to arrive, packages sent in the wrong language, lost registration emails and confirmations, and missing 'submit' buttons in some Internet browsers.
But the issue has caused a rift with two camps - Joyce Murray and Martha Hall Findlay - who argue the party shouldn't move the goal posts once the game has started.