The Conservative Party of Canada prides itself in being an organization in which everyday Canadians have a say – a “grassroots” organization. Not only do we welcome Canadians from all walks of life to join the Conservative Party of Canada, we look to engage them at both the national and local levels.
At the local level, members of the Conservative Party of Canada are invited join in activities to support their local Conservative Member of Parliament or candidate, participate in community events hosted by the local Conservative electoral district association (EDA), or sit on the board of directors of the EDA. Volunteers and donors who can offer their talents, time and resources are always being sought out. Join, volunteer or donate today!
As in May 2017, members of the Conservative Party of Canada vote to elect the Conservative leader. Once every two years, members are also given the opportunity to participate in the review of the constitution of the Conservative Party of Canada and the policies that shape the platform that Conservatives offer to Canadians in an election.
The next review of the Conservative constitution and policies will take place August 25-27, 2018 in Halifax, NS at the National Convention.
Through their local EDAs, members have an opportunity to put forward their ideas for strengthening the Conservative Party of Canada. As well, they can seek election as a delegate or alternate to the Convention.
In Carleton, we have been actively involved in both of these activities. A delegate selection meeting was held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Manotick Legion. From the Carleton membership, a full slate of delegates was elected including a youth delegate. In addition, four alternates were identified. Our Member of Parliament, the Hon. Pierre Poilievre and the President, Carleton Conservative Association, Ralph Shaw will also represent Carleton at the National Convention.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the Carleton Conservative Policy Conference was held in Riverside South. Members were invited to submit their proposals for amendments and/or additions to the policies and constitution of the Conservative Party of Canada. A number of recommendations were sent forward for review and approval by the Carleton Conservative Association Board of Directors. Three constitutional amendments were submitted prior to the January 30, 2018 deadline and five policy proposals were submitted prior to the May 1, 2018 deadline.
All of the proposals for amendments and/or additions to the policies and constitution from across the country can be reviewed at ideas-lab.ca.
Prior to June 15, 2018, each EDA has the opportunity to identify up to 25 priorities for discussion at the National Convention in Halifax.
The proposals submitted by the Carleton Conservative Association are available here. Scroll down the menu to read those that interest you. Please take time to review them and forward your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.