It would appear that a fall election will be avoided. If the Liberals are planning to keep their powder dry, then it is time to move into high gear on the grassroots front. I have an idea, that engages, empowers and possible expands the base.
Anyone familiar with the Howard Dean campaign of 2004 has heard of Meetups. Local people, gathering monthly, discussing ideas and politics, interacting across the country. This idea was a gigantic success story for the Dean campaign, both in terms of fundraising and engaging. The Liberals already hold riding meetings, but it is all very formal, very top-down. What if the Liberal Party adopted a Meetup like forum, in every riding, to be held monthly? All the groups, meeting across the county, on the same night, with a interactive component, possibly a "conference call", video link.
I'm a self-admitted stooge when it comes to technological aptitude (I can barely post), and I realize the Liberal Party isn't awash in money, but I would be very wise to invest in whatever is required to "hook-up" Liberals from across the country. A Meetup could begin with a live appearance by Dion, or one of the other prominent Liberals, with some brief comments, possibly some questions, followed by a local discussion. You could also set-up a live interaction with two different ridings, from different parts of the country, in an effort to foster some cohesion and get a better grasp of various concerns and opinions from other people, outside of you particular riding. You could also pass the hat around, nudge nudge, wink wink. Participants would be encouraged to invite "non-Liberals" who are politically engaged, and the whole thing could take on a very organic feel.
Building a sense of cohesion and a commitment to go beyond a top-heavy organization could change the dynamics, and breath some life into a tired institution. Is this a good idea? Feel free to flesh it out or rip it apart.