The Carleton Conservative Association was well-represented at the recent National Convention of the Conservative Party of Canada in Vancouver. In addition to our Member of Parliament, Pierre Poilievre, six men and five women from Carleton participated as delegates and observers, including two youth from our Board of Directors. For some of the Carleton Conservative Association members, it was the first time they had ever attended a national party convention.
In addition to the adoption of five amendments to the constitution of the Conservative Party of Canada, there were a number of amendments to the party’s policy declaration. The range of issues discussed was far-reaching and the debate was lively.
In addition to constitution and policy amendments, the National Council of the Conservative Party of Canada was also elected by delegates to the convention. Kara Johnson, Joe Preston, Matthijs van Galen, and Matthew John as Ontario representatives to National Council. Scott Lamb was elected President of National Council by the elected council members.
It was exciting to meet fellow Conservatives from across the country. It was apparent that the Conservative Party of Canada really is a “big tent” that brings people together from very different backgrounds. What we shared in common were a respect for individual freedoms, the desire for accountable government, and a strong sense of community and social responsibility. We recognized that we are fortunate to live in a great country like Canada.