Carleton Delegate Selection Meeting

As a member of the Carleton Conservative Association, you have an opportunity to vote at the Delegate Selection Meeting on February 15 to select the delegates who will represent Carleton at the next National Convention of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Conservatives from across Canada will gather in Halifax from August 23 – 25, 2018 to elect the National Council and update the policies and constitution of the Conservative Party of Canada.

At the Carleton Delegate Selection Meeting on February 15, 2018:

  • Up to 10 delegates and 5 alternates may be selected; 
  • At least one delegate must be 23 years of age or younger as of August 25, 2018;

  • In order to vote at the Carleton Delegate Selection Meeting:
    • you must be a member in good standing of the Conservative Party in the Carleton Electoral District;
    • your membership application or renewal must be received by the Conservative Party of Canada 21 days before the meeting (join or renew now);
    • you must present two pieces of official identification including one with a photograph and one with current address;


  • In order to stand for election as a delegate:
    • you must be eligible to vote (see above);
    • you must submit a completed nomination form to the President of the Carleton Conservative Association prior to the commencement of the Delegate Selection Meetiing;
    • the nomination must be signed by a mover and seconder who are residents in the Carleton Electoral District and are members in good standing of the Conservative Party of Canada;
  • Delegates 23 years old or younger may be eligible for partial reimbursement of receipted transportation and accommodation expenses.  Total funding available is $1,500 with an individual maximum of $500.  All other delegates are responsible for their own expenses related to attending the Convention.

The rules governing the delegate selection process were adopted by National Council on October 28, 2017.

To confirm your membership status or number please contact the secretary at
613 791-8679 or by email to

if you wish to have a brief biography included in the presentation to members at the meeting in advance of the vote to select delegates, please forward it no later than February 13, 2018 to

For more information, please contact Ralph T. Shaw at 613 791-8679 or by email to

Your participation is important to the Conservative Party of Canada and the future of our country.  Look forward to seeing you there.


Family Fun

Families enjoyed the fun and sun in Diamond Jubilee Park on the August 7 holiday Monday.  Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, the  Findlay Creek Fun Day was a great success.

Given the record rainfall we have had this spring and summer, everyone to full advantage of the good weather to get out of their houses and get together in the park.  The splash park was alive with the sounds of children delighted to be playing in the water.  It was hard to recognize some of the children who had been transformed with face paint into characters from movies, books and yes, their imaginations!  The most curious were able to get right up close to examine and touch some animals that had ventured into the park.

Music, hotdogs and cotton candy added a festival atmosphere to the event.  There was lots of water to wash it all down.

It was also a wonderful opportunity for our Member of Parliament, the Hon. Pierre Poilievre, to say hello to people from the community.  He appreciated the chance to listen to their concerns and suggestions about how to make things better for them, and as importantly, for their kids.

Pierre also took the opportunity to invite the families to join him for the barbeque he is hosting just down the road in Riverside South on Saturday, September 9 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with all of the people from Carleton.  For more information, check out Pierre’s website at

A kid at heart, Pierre had fun too.  He was tossing a frisby with a couple of kids and although I didn’t catch him,  it is reported that he was spotted in the lineup for cotton candy!   It could be that it was the Councillor for Gloucester – South Nepean, Michael Qaqish or Ontario Progressive Conservative Candidate for Carleton, Goldie Ghamari who were standing in line with him.