Campaign Update Aug 24

August 24, 2019

Campaign electSloan

Weekly Update

Aug. 23  2019


Last Week around H-L&A

Our team knocked on doors in Thurlow and Tweed this past week. Thanks to all who took the time to talk with us.  We’ll be in every community across this riding--see you at the doors!

On the banks of the Skootamatta River in Tweed


We had a great time this week at the Hastings County Plowing Match & Farm Show!  We had many good conversations with farmers and small business owners, and we set up a tent offering free popcorn, cold water, live music, and a chance for folks to meet some visiting VIPs--thanks to MPs Scott Reid and Erin O’Toole, Belleville Mayor Mitch Panciuk & Thurlow Councillor Bill Sandison, and Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips for dropping by!  It was a great opportunity to partner with Bay of Quinte’s Tim Durkin Campaign team and the H-L&A and Bay of Quinte Provincial Progressive Conservative Associations to make our appearance at this important event happen..

With Hastings County Queen of the Furrow Samantha Reid


L-R: Tim Durkin, Bill Sandison, Mitch Panciuk, me, Rick Phillips, Erin O'Toole


L-R: Tim Durkin, Scott Reid, me


Check out my conversation at the Plowing Match with visiting MP Erin O’Toole (Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs)--we talked about the intersection of foreign policy and agriculture.

With MP Erin O'Toole


Our Napanee office at 21 Dundas Street W is up and running! We will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the summer from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; hours will increase in September. Drop in to say hello to our wonderful office manager Karen Hampel and our team of volunteers!

Our team at our Napanee campaign headquarters


We are also excited to announce that we will be officially opening our campaign office in Marmora on Tuesday September 3. Our Marmora location will serve voters in Hastings County during the election campaign. Stay tuned for more details.

During the election campaign, we will also be holding regular office hours in Bancroft once a week - we'll announce details on times and locations very soon.

Upcoming events!

Election Kick-off Trap Shoot & BBQ. We'll be holding a major fundraiser on Sunday September 15, the day that the election call is expected and the campaign officially begins.  What better way to kick off the election campaign than by joining us for a fun afternoon of trap-shooting and fellowship at the Napanee Rod & Gun Club, while helping to support my election campaign at the same time! This event is our most important fund-raiser of the campaign, and most of your ticket price of $150 is eligible for a generous tax credit on your 2019 federal income tax. No experience is necessary, and you will be provided with all the equipment you need and given instruction and supervision by experienced Range Safety Officers. Tickets are are limited! They're available on our secure website,


New campaign lawn signs are in! If you want one for your property at election time, email us at


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 this week - if you can help us by phoning prospective supporters, please contact us.


Join our fantastic team!

We’d love to have you join our team! Your help 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 or call 343-645-5492.


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! 

Starting in September, 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

The Party has now released more specifics on the Conservative platform. 

In a series of speeches called “My Vision for Canada,” Andrew Scheer has addressed Foreign Policy, the Economy, Immigration, Confederation and the Environment.  You can watch and read these speeches at

Watch our leader's speech on Foreign Policy here:

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!


One of those policies was unveiled this past week.  From the federal Party: “Having a child is an exciting milestone in any person’s life, but it comes with added costs and pressures. Today, young parents are under pressure and worried about their future. They are looking for help and Justin Trudeau has proven that he cannot be trusted to deliver it. A new Conservative government would make maternity benefits tax-free to support new parents.” Read details of this policy statement here:


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 H-L&A Conservative Association 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,