It’s no secret that British Columbia will be key to a Conservative win on October 21. That’s why five of the 16 candidates we’re supporting are in that province.
Here are three more of them that we’re asking you to help us support:
Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge – This was a tight, three-way race in 2015 that saw the Liberals edge out the Conservatives by 2.5% with the NDP close behind. Conservative candidate Marc Dalton is a fluently bilingual former provincial MLA, an Indigenous Metis and a formerly a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. He’ll be formidable candidate against Liberal backbencher Dan Ruimy in this very tight contest.
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon – Brad Vis is a young political veteran with extensive experience in Ottawa and in BC in communications, public relations and policy development, and was working for the Honorable Ed Fast prior to the writ being dropped on the election campaign. He’ll be running against Liberal backbencher Jatinder Sidhu, whose most notable moment in the House of Commons was a formal apology in February for what were considered inappropriate comments he made about former Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Kootenay-Columbia – Conservative candidate Rob Morrison brings an exceptionally strong resume of law enforcement, private sector and public service as a 40-year resident of the Kootenay-Columbia region into battle against NDP incumbent Wayne Stetski. In 2015 Mr. Stetski nipped Conservative incumbent David Wilks by 282 votes – so this will be a key battle to watch on the 21st.
Here are two things you can do to help us move these three ridings to the win column in BC:
1. Elections Canada rules have placed a limit of $1,600 that any one Canadian citizen or permanent resident – no corporate donors allowed – can collectively contribute directly to one or more local federal election campaigns. We are highlighting 16 candidates in our “Boots on the Ground” campaign so we’d ask you to consider donating up to $100 for each of those 16 ridings.
So, if you are able to, please donate up to $100 to each of these three campaigns above directly on their websites. The local campaign teams will use those funds for their election expenses. Suits and Boots will have no role at all in using those funds. Tax receipts will be issued for these direct campaign donations.
2. At Suits and Boots, we’ll be directly focussing a strong social media campaign in each of these three ridings: Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, Mission Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, Kootenay-Columbia.We will also be making calls to people we know and encouraging them to help her, and working through a variety of local channels we have on the ground in each of these areas.
Donations to Suits and Boots are different than the direct donations to individual campaigns. We are registered as a Third Party Advertiser with Elections Canada and can accept up to $500,000 in donations in total, with no individual limits, and we’re allowed to accept corporate donations as well. We simply report to Elections Canada the identity of any donor of $200 or more. No tax receipts are issued.
Your donation to us goes straight into supporting these local campaigns. This is hugely powerful. And we need it now!
Thank you so much for your help and support!
Founder and Director
Suits and Boots