Campaign Update Sept. 28 2019

September 28, 2019

Campaign Update--Only 23 days to go!

Our team is working harder than ever to knock on doors, and spread our positive, Conservative vision for a better future for Hastings-Lennox & Addington. We’ve made stops all over the riding, with an extra focus on the north, spending time in Bancroft, Bannockburn, Cooper, Queensborough, Maynooth, and Madoc.  And we can't forget Lake St. Peter--at the northwest tip of this beautiful riding!  We’re thrilled to see those beautiful blue signs wherever we go:-).  

If you want a sign for your property, email us at, or order one online at

I also registered with Elections Canada as a candidate this week--felt good to submit the paperwork and make it official!

IMPORTANT INFO for travellers and hunters

In the 2015 federal election, the margin of victory was only 300 votes.  This means that to ensure a Conservative victory on Oct. 21, we need every one of our supporters to vote-- including those who may be travelling or hunting this fall.  Can you please ensure your friends have this information on hand?  Perhaps you know someone who would vote, but needs a ride to a returning office or an advance poll--please let us know or offer a ride if you are able to.  And send us a picture of the proceedings if you’re so inclined!  Email or message us at

Returning offices are open and YOU CAN VOTE for Derek now.
There are no printed ballots yet, but you can write "Derek Sloan" on the ballot.
Pictured below are the addresses, phone numbers & hours of the returning offices in H-L&A.

If you want to wait for the official advance polls, they will also be open in various locations across the riding on Oct 11,12,13,14, from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Those Advance polling locations will be available after October 2 on Elections Canada's website here:

Click on this link for info on required ID for voting.…

Elections Canada can also provide you with more information on voter eligibility.


Hunters should also take special note of the Liberals’ new gun control scheme, announced last week.  Please share the following Statement with your friends who may be concerned about the Liberals’ plans!

The Liberals have announced a new plan to punish lawful rural gun owners.

In 2018 the Liberal government brought in Bill C-71, its so-called updated Gun Control laws. At the time, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale stated that the reason for this move was due to the fact that a “troubling spike in gun crime demands some sort of legislative response.” The legislative response turned out to be an attack on law abiding gun owners with even more restrictive rules and regulations.

During this election, the Liberals have once again announced that they have decided to punish lawful rural gun owners for urban gang-related crime that is largely carried out with illegal firearms stolen or sourced from the United States. We want the Liberals to explain how strengthening gun laws for law-abiding gun owners with legal firearms will stop crime that is carried out by criminals using illegally obtained firearms.

By contrast, the Conservatives have a real plan to tackle gun and gang violence.
A new Conservative government will crack down on gangs, equip police, and enact gun laws that target criminals. They will:

  • End Automatic Bail for gang members;
  • Identify Gangs in the Criminal Code;
  • Revoke parole for gang members;
  • Create tougher sentences for ordering gang crime;
  • Create new sentences for violent gang crime;
  • Ensure that possessing a smuggled firearm means prison time;
  • Create a CBSA Firearms Smuggling Task Force;
  • Ensure firearms don’t fall into the hands of dangerous individuals;
  • Provide new funding to fight gangs;
  • Create a police infrastructure grant program;
  • Ensure better information sharing to solve gang crimes;
  • Create stronger background checks for gun licences;
  • Provide more support to keep young people from joining gangs; and
  • Make prison time meaningful.

For more information on the Conservative plan you can go to

We are really looking forward to the upcoming All Candidates meetings!  Please come on out to learn more about all of the candidates, and in support of a better future for H-L&A.

NAPANEE: Thurs., Oct. 3. Meet-and-greet at 5:30pm; Debate at 6:30pm. Napanee Lions Hall, 57 County Road 8, Greater Napanee, ON.    Hosted by the Napanee and District Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Napanee Ratepayers Association and the Napanee Lions Club.

IVANHOE: Wed., Oct. 16. Meet-and-greet at 7:00pm; Debate at 7:30. Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Hwy 62, Ivanhoe, ON.  Hosted by Hastings Federation of Agriculture.

It was a pleasure to attend the Lennox & Addington Federation of Agriculture Annual General Meeting in Napanee. Thanks for the opportunity to share our party's message and to hear the priorities of the agriculture sector in L&A County.

I hope to meet every one of you over the course of the campaign!  If you’d like to learn a bit more about me, and why I’m running, check out, and please share this with your friends.

Our Napanee office at 21 Dundas Street W is up and running! We are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sat. and Sun. from 1:00 to 3:00. Drop in to say hello to our wonderful office manager Karen Hampel and our team of volunteers!

During the election campaign, our Marmora location (1 Forsythe St.) will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays to serve voters in Hastings County, and we will also be spending time in Bancroft on Wednesdays.  If you'd like to set up a meeting with us in the Bancroft area on Wednesday, email  

On the Trail this week

We'll be canvassing in multiple locations next week - if you can help, email us at or call us at (343) 645-5492. No experience is necessary; we will give you training on our simple canvassing strategy, and you will be paired up with an experienced campaigner. All are welcome, and remember, “Victory is Knocking”! We are also starting our telephone canvassing campaign–if you can help us by phoning prospective supporters, please contact us.

It was great to have MP Michael Barrett join us last week to knock on doors!  Our matching blue shoes were a hit:-). 

Join our fantastic team!

We’d love to have you join us, helping H-L&A to get ahead! This is crucial to turning this riding blue in October.  We need door canvassers, phone canvassers, lawn sign distributers (we need one in each municipality), election day & advance poll scrutineers and volunteer drivers.  This is a winnable riding, but we will only succeed with an army of volunteers!  To sign up, drop by our Napanee office (21 Dundas St. W.), email us at, call 343-645-5492 or sign up online at

Help us get our message out!

It's important that friends and supporters of our campaign and our party spread the news about what we are doing. As the election gets closer, it becomes increasingly challenging to cut through the noise in the press and social media. You can help us by following our campaign on social media and reposting our material on your own accounts so your followers get our message. You can also help make sure our side is heard in the debate by writing letters to the editor in your local press. If you do write something or see something in local media that we can share, email us a link at

Help us meet people in your community!

During the campaign, I'll be travelling around the riding, holding "meet & greets" in as many communities as I can. You can help!  If you would like to host a small get-together to provide an opportunity for me to meet your friends and neighbours, or know a place in your community where we can meet local residents, send us an email at


Update from the national party

It’s time for you to get ahead!  Watch this mini-documentary on why these words are so important to our Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer.

Here’s a list of policy commitments so far from Andrew Scheer--plans to help you get ahead, and to create a better future for H-L&A!

  • Scrap the Trudeau Carbon Tax, lowering the cost of everyday essentials like gas, groceries, and home heating.
  • Introduce the Universal Tax Cut, saving an average couple $850.
  • Take the GST off home heating costs, saving your family $107 every year.
  • Introduce the Green Public Transit Tax Credit, saving a family of four who take transit up to $1,000.
  • Make maternity benefits tax-free, putting up to $4,000 back in the pockets of new parents.
  • Introduce the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, allowing parents to claim up to $1,000 for sports activities.
  • Introduce the Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit, letting parents claim up to $500 for arts and learning programs.
  • Expand the Age Credit, benefiting the lowest income Canadians the most and giving a senior couple up to $300.
  • Boost the RESP matching by 50 per cent, helping parents get more for their kids’ education.

Keep an eye out for new promotions unveiling the Conservative campaign and platform for this election. Conservatives will focus on policies that will put more money in your pocket and that will help ordinary Canadians. The SNC-Lavalin scandal has highlighted Mr. Trudeau’s focus on helping Liberal insiders, and on punishing those who criticize his actions: it’s time for a Conservative government that works for you, and helps you get ahead!

Follow us on social media

We are sharing information about our campaign on social media with news and timely updates on the campaign activities and events, as well as communications from our party and our leader, Andrew Scheer. Follow us and share our content with your friends! You can stay up-to-date on our Facebook page, on Twitter at, and on Instagram at

Join the Victory Club!      

We are thrilled to announce that we now have over 50 Victory Club members!!  Join us today to help us reach our next level target of 100 members.                                                                         


Victory Club is a program that goes a long way towards reaching our fundraising target and giving us the necessary tools to run a successful campaign. Our target can be reached if only 250 people donate $400.  A $400 donation costs you only $100 out-of-pocket after the generous tax credit! And remember, every eligible member of your household can donate separately and join our Victory Club. We recently had a husband and wife donate $400 each--$800 for the campaign and only $200 out-of-pocket for them! See below for donation info.


As always, we are grateful for your support for this Campaign and we will keep working together to spread our positive Conservative vision for Canada and for Hastings—Lennox & Addington. Donations of any amount are always welcome: When you give to our local Conservative association (up to the 2019 max. of $1600), that money stays right here in HLA, and up to 75% of your donation could be eligible for a tax credit on your 2019 tax return. 

We can accept donations from Canadian individuals only (not from corporations or businesses). Cheques should be made payable to Derek Sloan Campaign and sent to PO Box 111, Madoc, Ontario, K0K 2K0. We cannot accept cash or credit card information through the mail; however, you can donate online at:

With thanks,

Derek Sloan