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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more seeking Tory nomination

By: Michael Lee
Posted: 08/8/2018 3:00 AM |


The fight to elect another Conservative in the federal riding of Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa is gearing up for a three-man showdown, after two more political hopefuls announced their candidacies in recent days.

Ben Fox declared his departure as president of Manitoba Beef Producers on Tuesday in order to seek the Conservative Party of Canada nomination, making him the third candidate to come forward for the soon-to-be vacant seat, following a similar announcement from longtime Mountain View School Division trustee Floyd Martens more than a week ago.

Ben Fox stepped down as president of Manitoba Beef Producers to run for the Conservative Party nomination in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa.

MANITOBA BEEF PRODUCERS

Ben Fox stepped down as president of Manitoba Beef Producers to run for the Conservative Party nomination in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa.

Former Keystone Agricultural Producers president Dan Mazier announced his candidacy in early July.

"I really look at it as a very exciting time to be a Conservative and to be in this riding," said Fox, who is from Dauphin and has served as president of MBP since February 2017.

Fox said he chose to run after hearing that sitting Conservative MP Robert Sopuck would not seek re-election in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa.





Having to leave MBP was a big decision, Fox said, adding: "It’s an organization that I really feel strongly in and I believe it helps beef producers in many facets of the industry."

But Fox said that he believes he can bring a strong rural voice to Ottawa in order to fight back against the Liberal government’s proposed carbon tax and support the interests of farmers, ranchers, hunters and fishers.

As for the increasing number of candidates who intend on running for the conservative nomination, Fox said it was great for the party and the constituents of the riding.

"I plan on showcasing my differences and being able to let folks know what I’m all about, and hopefully end up with the win," he said.

A statement from MBP thanked Fox for his service as president and for his dedication to advancing the interests of Manitoba’s beef producers.

MBP vice-president Tom Teichroeb will serve as president on an interim basis until the board of directors meets on Aug. 28 to discuss filling the vacancy.

Mountain View School Division trustee Floyd Martens announced his candidacy for the Conservative nomination in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa in July.

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Mountain View School Division trustee Floyd Martens announced his candidacy for the Conservative nomination in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa in July.

Martens, a school board trustee for 26 years and past president of both the Manitoba School Boards Association and Canadian School Boards Association, said it was a good thing to have other candidates put their names in the ring.

"That’s a healthy process for democracy having multiple voices and multiple perspectives and a choice," he said.

"I think that’s important."

Martens said he has lived in Roblin for 30 years which, combined with his time on school board, has given him a different perspective on rural issues and education.

Asked about why he wants to run, Martens didn’t point to any one specific reason.

"It’s more to make sure that we have a strong voice for the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa riding and a voice that will bring the concerns of our citizens to ... the House of Commons."

Dan Mazier resigned as president of the Keystone Agricultural Producers in July to declare he is seeking the Tory nomination in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa.

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Dan Mazier resigned as president of the Keystone Agricultural Producers in July to declare he is seeking the Tory nomination in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa.

Mazier, meanwhile, said he knew Martens while serving as a trustee for the Rolling River School Division.

The former KAP president was born and raised near Forrest and used to work for Brandon’s Simplot fertilizer plant, now owned by Koch, and MNP as an agricultural adviser.

Mazier said he was impressed by the grassroots nature of the CPC nomination process, adding it has been a good warmup for the federal election.

"It’s set up pretty good and it’s good to see," he said. "It’s true democracy really in action here."

The nomination has not officially opened, but each of the three candidates said they plan on meeting people and signing up more CPC members.

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/two-more-seeking-tory-nomination-490321741.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crandell to seek C-K L PC nomination

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Business owner and finance coach Toyin Crandell announced her candidacy for nomination for the Conservative Party in the Chatham-Kent-Leamington riding in place of MP Dave Van Kesteren who will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming federal election.

Crandell chose Chatham-Kent-Leamington as the right place for her and husband, Joshua, to buy a home and raise their family after 18 years living in Etobicoke. There, she was the Conservative Candidate of Record in Etobicoke North, a community leader, and was named one of the Top 100 Black Women to Watch In Canada.

She has already set her roots down in the community by joining the United Way of Chatham-Kent as an ambassador cabinet member, a member of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce, the Ridgetown Rotary Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion, among others.

Since announcing her candidacy, Crandell has initiated a series of meetings in townships all over the riding, where she is listening to the concerns and perspectives of the agricultural community, young families, retirees, business owners and other publicly engaged citizens.

Crandell coaches and mentors others in financial management, and sees fiscal responsibility as a core to achieving a person’s potential.

You can read more about Toyin Crandell, her community involvement, and accomplishments at www.ToyinCrandell.com.


https://chathamvoice.com/2018/08/07/crandell-to-seek-c-k-l-pc-nomination/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Business leader to seek federal Tory nomination in Kelowna-Lake Country

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Aug 8, 2018 Updated 6 hrs ago



A Kelowna business leader and community volunteer is entering federal politics.

Renee Wasylyk on Wednesday announced she will seek the Conservative Party nomination in the federal riding of Kelowna-Lake-Country.

“I am an empowering leader, a visionary community believer, with a broad base of experience, and a heart for our community and our future,” Wasylyk said in a news release. “It’s time for Kelowna-Lake Country to have a voice in Ottawa and bring our best ideas forward.”


In addition to building The Troika Group of companies, Wasylyk sits on several community boards, including The Breakfast Club of Canada and First West Credit Union board of directors.

The release said her volunteer efforts include the Nature Trust of B.C. and Opera Kelowna’s advisory council.

She is endorsed by Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas, said the release.


“In every endeavour, Renee has emerged as a true champion,” he said. “Someone who is visionary, who is talented, who is hard-working, but yet is also compassionate and kind.

“Renee has the accomplishments and an extremely diverse range of experiences that are so critical to the work that is done in public office.”

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( after having just run provincially in the same riding , April Jeffs has been nominated federally in Niagara Centre )



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SHARE the good news! April Jeffs is now part of the Conservative Team! The momentum is building for our positive Conservative vision! #cdnpoli
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barrett wins Tory nod



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Published on: August 11, 2018 | Last Updated: August 11, 2018 7:27 PM EDT




Michael Barrett speaks to local Tories while his wife, Amanda, listens after he won the federal Conservative nomination in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Brockville, Ont. Ronald Zajac/Brockville Recorder and Times/Postmedia Network Ronald Zajac / Ronald Zajac/The Recorder and Times




Michael Barrett beat out four other hopefuls in a drawn-out contest Saturday to win the federal Conservative nomination in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

The 34-year-old municipal councillor in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, who had started a run for that township’s mayoralty before the sudden death of MP Gord Brown on May 2, will now run to succeed his late friend and mentor.

Barrett, who is also the federal riding association president, defeated Colin Brown, Stephanie Mitton, Anne Johnston and Henry Oosterhof in a contest that ran into a fourth ballot at the Brockville Memorial Centre late Saturday afternoon.

As returning officer Colin McSweeney announced his victory, Barrett reacted with a spontaneous fist-pump, before shaking hands with the four other candidates, then running off the stage to kiss his wife, Amanda.

After paying tribute to the late Brown’s hard work and leadership, Barrett told the local Tories still in the arena after the hours-long affair that it was time to come together and prepare for the coming byelection battle.

He told party members the Liberals are ready to fight the yet-to-be-announced byelection and Tories also need to be prepared.

While the Liberals have yet to choose their candidate, Mary Jean McFall, who ran in the last federal election and vastly improved the party’s numbers, recently resigned her position as chief of staff to Canada’s agriculture minister in order to seek the Liberal nomination.

In response, said Barrett, Tories need to rally, no matter which candidate they backed.

“It’s going to take all 2,200 of the members we signed up,” he said.

“We’re going to need to work together … We’re going to get this done.”
Voters were given a ballot with the names of the five candidates, and were asked to rank their preferences. When no candidate got 50 per cent plus one on the first ballot, the fifth-place candidate was dropped and his or her votes distributed among the remaining four, based on their second choice. The procedure was then repeated on subsequent ballots until a candidate got 50 per cent plus one.

Party officials did not announce when the other candidates were eliminated and were not planning on releasing the vote totals. An unconfirmed report had Mitton eliminated on the first ballot, followed by Brown on the second and Oosterhof on the third, leaving Barrett and Johnston to battle it out on the final ballot.

As the convention began Saturday morning, some candidates relied on big guns or political theatre to convince last-minute undecided voters.

Dean French, chief of staff to Premier Doug Ford, introduced Colin Brown and touted the work the late MP’s nephew did with Ford’s recent election campaign.

Johnston, meanwhile, was piped in, surrounded by a large number of supporters, while Barrett’s own pre-voting speech began with a video on a large-screen television set featuring endorsements.

The newly-minted candidate said in an interview Brown was known as a hard worker both in Ottawa and in the riding, leaving him with an awesome responsibility.

“I will work tirelessly to earn the trust of the voters in this riding,” said Barrett.
He expects to fight the coming byelection on a range of issues he believes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have mishandled, including illegal migration at the border and the ongoing trade dispute with the Trump administration.

“They’ve dropped the ball on NAFTA and it has thrust supply management to the forefront,” said Barrett.

“There’s not yet been a robust offence for our agriculture sector.”

Barrett, who was overcome by emotion in May in the immediate aftermath of

Brown’s sudden death, said Saturday he never expected to be propelled so quickly to the federal level.

“I was looking forward to a decade of working with my friend and learning the ropes,” he said.

Nonetheless, Barrett now believes the time he did have with Brown has prepared him well for his new job.

“I’m thrilled to be the candidate but there is some sadness behind that,” he added.

https://www.recorder.ca/news/local-news/barrett-wins-tory-nod
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( perhaps somewhat of a surprise , Michael Barrett has won the nomination over 4 other candidates including Colin Brown )


Barrett wins Leeds-Grenville Tory nomination

Posted on August 12, 2018 by Bill Kingston in Athens, Augusta, Brockville, Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Front of Yonge, Gananoque, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Merrickville-Wolford, News, North Grenville, Prescott, Rideau Lakes, Westport // 0 Comments


In this Instagram photo, Michael Barrett poses with MPP Steve Clark and Barrett's wife, Amanda. Barrett has won the federal Tory nomination to represent Leeds-Grenville in an upcoming by-election. (Instagram/MikeBarretton via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – Michael Barrett is the federal Conservative candidate for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

Barrett, 34, won on the fourth ballot during the nomination vote on Saturday (Aug. 11) afternoon at the Brockville Memorial Center.

He will represent the PCs in an upcoming by-election to fill the seat after MP Gord Brown died suddenly of a heart attack in May.

Barrett had been facing Colin Brown, Stephanie Mitton, Anne Johnston and Henry Oosterhof in the nomination race.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to set a by-election date by the end of October.


http://www.brockvillenewswatch.....omination/
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neufeld out of Tory race

Colton Davies - Aug 12, 2018 / 5:00 am | Story: 233695


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Marshall Neufeld in 2015.

Penticton realtor Marshall Neufeld announced he no longer plans to seek a Conservative nomination in next year's federal election.

Neufeld had previously said in April he planned to run for the nomination.

He was elected the Conservative candidate ahead of the 2015 federal election and earned just under 30 per cent of the vote for the South Okanagan - West Kootenay riding. He finished second by about 5,000 votes to NDP candidate Richard Cannings for the local MP seat.

In a Facebook post Saturday, Neufeld said the decision to withdraw his candidate application was a difficult one, which he had contemplated since attending a friend's funeral in May.

"That event caused me to reflect on what I wish to spend my days on at this stage of life. Other personal matters in the last two weeks have encouraged this reflection," Neufeld said.

He went on thank those who have been "so encouraging in wanting to see me run in the next election and who have been eager to get involved in the electoral process, with the goal of giving Canada a good and professional government."

Neufeld previously spent three years as a national councillor of the Conservative Party of Canada. Before that, he was the senior parliamentary assistant in Ottawa to the Hon. Stockwell Day.

Penticton city councillor Helena Konanz is the now the only person currently in the political ring for the riding's Conservative nomination next year, having announced her plans to run for the candidacy in June.


https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-233695-21-.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( some cpc candidates from 2015 want to run again such as Marian Gagne in Kitchener )


Marian Gagné‏ @MarianMGagne · 10m10 minutes ago

The nomination period to select the Conservative Party candidate in Kitchener South-Hespeler is now open. I need your help in order to be that candidate. Please join the party if you live in the riding; only members can vote. If not in riding, please send friends/family my way.
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