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Christian Conservative





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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: CPC National Council Elections Reply with quote

Well, with the Convention just around the corner, I figured I'd start the discussion on the CPC's National Council elections. Here are the names of the candidates for the 4 Ontario seats, in alphabetacal order: (courtesy of Darryl Wolk)

Mark Borer - Don Valley West EDA

Andrew Carson - no info

Simon Chapelle - Prince Edward-Hastings EDA (Ottawa area)

Mark Dotzert - Vice President, Kitchener-Conestoga EDA

Doug Hawkins - http://doug-hawkins.info

Dan Hilton - Carleton-Mississippi Mills EDA - www.danhilton.ca

Kara Johnson - NC incumbent and only woman running, from Toronto

John Walsh - no info

Kevin Weiner - Secretary, St. Paul's EDA (Toronto)

Anyone know any of these folks, or have any thoughts to share? I'm still an undecided, though I know one I'll likely support, and one I'll likely oppose.
FF_Canuck





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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know our (Alberta's) National Councillors are running again - people are pretty satisfied with their performance, so they will likely be retained. Obviously, I haven't heard anything about yours.
Cool Blue





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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one I know is Kara Johnson who I've met personally a number of times.

She's currently on national council and is very personable.

In the past when I had questions she was usually the first, and sometimes only councilor to answer.

She's even shown up to our EDA meetings in eastern Ontario despite the fact that she's all the way from Toronto.

For those who care about this issue, she's also a social conservative.
kariba





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon Chapelle is a member of our Prince Edward-Hastings EDA and he's always ready to do what's necessary to raise funds, reach out to the membership, or motivate other members of the board with his enthusiasm and optimism. He has a wealth of related experience and I highly recommend him to all of you who will be voting at the convention.

Robyn Dowsett
VP - Prince Edward Hastings EDA
:D
ontariocpc17





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: CPC National Council Elections Reply with quote

[b]John Walsh is a long time party activist in Ontario. He has been involved in campaigns including Mike Harris and Jim Flaherty. He has strong ties in Ontario and in Harper Ottawa. I think he grew up in Brantford, but now lives in Toronto with his family. [/b]

[quote="Christian Conservative"]Well, with the Convention just around the corner, I figured I'd start the discussion on the CPC's National Council elections. Here are the names of the candidates for the 4 Ontario seats, in alphabetacal order: (courtesy of Darryl Wolk)

Mark Borer - Don Valley West EDA

Andrew Carson - no info

Simon Chapelle - Prince Edward-Hastings EDA (Ottawa area)

Mark Dotzert - Vice President, Kitchener-Conestoga EDA

Doug Hawkins - http://doug-hawkins.info

Dan Hilton - Carleton-Mississippi Mills EDA - www.danhilton.ca

Kara Johnson - NC incumbent and only woman running, from Toronto

John Walsh - no info

Kevin Weiner - Secretary, St. Paul's EDA (Toronto)

Anyone know any of these folks, or have any thoughts to share? I'm still an undecided, though I know one I'll likely support, and one I'll likely oppose.[/quote]
TorontoTory





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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've known John Walsh since his days in Ottawa back in the Mulroney years. Great guy who has been involved with the Party since the 80s and was very active on the last campaign (ran a campaign in Toronto).

He's worked with both the fed and prov Tories and has a good track record of getting things done.

Kevin Weiner is also a strong supporter of the party and has been a tireless volunteer in St. Paul's.

Kara is fantastic and deserves to be there again.

Don't know the rest.
DRWolk





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Location: Newmarket-Aurora

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like Kara Johnson. She has been to our riding many times and goes out of her way to be helpful to the campaigns in local riding associations. She has done a great job organizing rallies and cabinet minister visits in the GTA. She is very approachable and responsive. I also think it is important to have female representation and she is the only woman in the race. As an incumbent, I believe she has every reason to get re-elected. Everyone else is going to be new to the council so her experience will be valuable.

Simon Chapelle is a friend of mine and worked at every level of government while he lived in Newmarket-Aurora. He has lived up North in Sudbury and lives in the Eastern part of the region now. Simon played a major role in the campaign to get our mayor in Newmarket Tony Van Bynen elected. He sat on both the provincial and federal riding associations and has contacts throughout the province. He is a very friendly and approachable guy. He has the passion it would take to do this job effectively. Simon has been involved in Conservative politics at all levels in every place he has lived. He is a successful business man.

Doug Hawkins lives in Durham and is from Northern Ontario. He is a business owner and MBA graduate. He comes from the riding of Ajax-Pickering in the GTA. He has used technology well and has proven to be very responsive. I have heard positive things about Dan Hilton and John Walsh but do not know them personally. I have not heard anything negative about any of the candidates and I think it is great so many put their names forward.
cpto





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know John Walsh - he's the new President of the Toronto Danforth EDA. A dedicated conservative, he did an enormous amount for his riding during the recent election. A great guy who is very personable, organized and energetic. He would be an asset on the team.
Riley W





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Kevin Weiner from a youth exchange program (that failed...because of a mentally unstable socialist Liberal...who unfortunately is running for Toronto City Council in 2011...be warned...*cough* Tyler Johnson *cough*).

He has good worth ethic, and is the youngest person running for the National Council, and I think he's worth a second look.
Queen'sConservative





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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all of you for your kind words. I would invite those who are interested in the National Council race to visit my website at http://www.kevinwiener.ca.

-Kevin Wiener
Mac





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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see we have a number of first timers in this thread. Welcome to the Blogging Tories forums and I hope you stick around!!

-Mac
Christian Conservative





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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANYONE have anything else on the National Council election to contribute? There's virtually NOTHING online, save for the four candidate websites I've found, and most of them are seriously lacking. Honestly... do you folks really even want the job?

Kevin Wiener has the sharpest looking one so far, but seriously... for a bunch of people looking to lead the Party, there's some serious lack of technology cred thus far. Candidates, you ought to be on the bleeding edge of this stuff if you're wanting to lead the Party in the 21st century. So far, I'm not inspired.

Only one of them even has a Facebook site from what I've seen so far... again, not much cred in the tech organization side of things. If you want to make an impact on the youth vote at the Convention, you should have had a Facebook group MONTHS ago.
conrally





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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin Weiner is one of the most talented and grounded youth I have seen coming up through the ranks in years. He's got my vote! :!:
Christian Conservative





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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just so everyone is aware, I've become (or made myself, however you want to view it) the defacto "clearing house" for info on the Ontario National Council candidates. I've sent a note to all of them (who had a listed e-mail, I couldn't find one of them) and asked them for a brief bio. Two have responded so far, and I'm posting them on my blog as I receive them.

Keep an eye on www.christianconservative.ca for all the info!
Alberta Blue





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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Kara Johnson Reply with quote

I serve on National Council with Kara Johnson and I know her to be a passionate conservative. No one represents the grassroots more effectively than her. I encourage all delegates to the National Convention from Ontario to re-elect her as your representative.

Gord Elliott
Calgary, Alberta
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