We’re going to round out the final two of the 16 Conservative campaigns that we’re supporting in our “Boots on the Battleground” campaign today in Kelowna, BC and in Montreal.
We chose these last two ridings because Conservative wins would make a strong statement in support of the resource sector – Kelowna-Lake Country – and of the fundamental principles of justice and transparency, as you’ll see in Mount Royal in Montreal. These ridings were lost by larger margins than the 14 others we’ve picked – but not by enough to stop us from thinking that Conservative candidates can win. And deserve to win.
Kelowna-Lake Country: After highly popular and well-known Conservative MP Ron Cannan was elected here in 2006, 2008 and 2011, this key riding in BC’s Interior swung over to the Liberals in 2015 in the Trudeau wave that has since quickly dried up in this gorgeous region of BC. Kelowna-Lake Country is at the top of our list to take back in BC, since it is the home of many resource companies, investment industry leaders, new technology companies and a booming population of both retirees and students that, combined, carry a lot of weight in this province that is key to Conservative fortunes. Tracy Gray brings an impressive business, Kelowna city council and community service background to her in this race as the Conservative candidate. A win in Kelowna-Lake Country would be huge for Conservative fortunes in BC and a strong voice for the resource sector and common sense approach to our natural resources in a province that badly needs that voice.
Mount Royal: This key riding in western Montreal is currently held by Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, who, you may remember, was a key figure in the in the Jody Wilson-Raybould/SNC Lavalin dust-up as the Chair of the House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Mr. Housefather led the stonewalling effort that effectively blocked testimony at the committee level on the SNC Lavalin affair into allegations that inappropriate pressure was applied by the Prime Minister’s office against the former justice minister and attorney-general with a goal to help SNC escape criminal prosecution on bribery charges. David Tordjman will be carrying the Conservative flag into this battle on October 21st . This local councillor, engineer, father of five and strong community figure needs to be on the Conservative benches in Ottawa. Let’s help get him there.
Here are two things you can do to help us move these Kelowna and Montreal ridings into the win column:
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 Tracy Gray and David Todrjman 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 support of Tracy and David’s campaigns. 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