Upcoming Events

Candidates for Leadership Meeting at the Eglinton Grand Theater, Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dear Party Member,

As previously announced EDA Eglinton-Lawrence is hosting an 'All Candidates Meeting' in April. The venue has changed to Eglinton Grand Theatre, 400, Eglinton Ave. W. Toronto, M5N 1A2

This is an opportunity for party members in our riding as well as GTA to hear directly from nearly all of the fourteen candidates for the leadership of the party.

The Honorable Joe Oliver is going to be the moderator. So far, twelve of fourteen candidates have confirmed their participation.

  • Chris Alexander
  • Michael Chong
  • Kelly Leitch
  • Pierre Lemieux
  • Deepak Obhrai
  • Kevin O'Leary
  • Erin O'Toole
  • Rick Peterson
  • Lisa Raitt
  • Andrew Saxton
  • Andrew Scheer
  • Brad Trost

The event is open to party members and those who wish to join and participate in the Leadership selection. Admission is free. This is not a fundraising event.

Refreshments will be served and there will be the kosher option, too. Media will be present.

Due to a limited number of seats pre-registration is strongly recommended. Kindly RSVP: info@cpceglintonlawrence.com

For the venue address and map enter here

The Schedule of the Event

12:30p.m. Doors Open
1:30 - 1:35 p.m. Opening statement by Joe Oliver
1:35 - 1:50 p.m. Opening Statements by Candidates
1:50 - 3:30 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
4:00 p.m. Doors Close

John Morrissey
President, Eglinton-Lawrence EDA


 

2017 Annual General Meeting

The AGM will take place on March 7th at 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.

Address: The Auditorium of Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. North York M6A 3C1

Parking is free at the Lawrence Plaza, as well as on the side streets. For map and directions enter here.

Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. To participate in the meeting your membership must be active (not expired) and you must register at the door. If you are unsure of your membership status please call the Conservative Party of Canada at 1-866-808-8407

The meeting will include the election of the Board of Directors of the EDA for 2017. The agenda, minutes of the last AGM and the Nominations Committee's proposed slate of directors and executive are below. If you need a hard copy of this notice, please print a copy and bring it with you to the meeting.

If you wish to withdraw your nomination for any reason let us know by email at the address provided below.

Nominations can be made from the floor, too. Provide the names of the nominee, mover and seconder by March 1, 2017, so we can ensure that all memberships are current before the meeting.The Conservative Party of Canada constitution provides that only members with active (not expired) memberships can participate in an AGM as candidates or voters.

The newly elected board will elect the new executive following the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you at the annual general meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.


Eglinton Lawrence Electoral District Association
2017 Annual General Meeting Agenda

Time: 6:30 PM on Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Place: Barbara Frum Public Library, Auditorium

  1. Call to Order & Introductions
  2. Anthem - O Canada
  3. Approval of Agenda for 2017 AGM
  4. Approval of Minutes of the last AGM (9 February 2016)
  5. President's Report - Greg Piasetzki (ex officio)
  6. A) CFO Report - Larry Babins
    B) Motion to appoint Chim, Seto as the EDA auditors
  7. Presentation of the Nomination Committee Report - ex officio Greg Piasetzki
  8. Election of the Directors – Bob Amaron
  9. Louise Sankey Memorial Award - Michael O'Neill
  10. Election Readiness Plan
  11. Other business (April 2, 2017 leadership contendersʼ event; EgLaw polling station for Leadership Election)
  12. Adjournment of AGM
  13. Meeting of the Executives (newly elected)


2017 Nominations List
Nominations Committee Report

President: John Morrissey
1st Vice President: Alex Barron
2nd Vice President: Bob Amaron
Secretary: Katarina Ivkovic-Glozic
Financial Agent: Larry Babins
Executive Director: Maureen Harquail
Executive Director: Stanley Hartt
Executive Director: Richard Tattersall
Past President: Greg Piasetzki
Past Candidate: -
Newsletter: Steve Randall

Directors: (Voting)
Robin Martin
Barrie Laver
Manoj Pundit
Ian Sargeant
Phillip Khaiat
Shimmy Posen
Melissa Lantsman
George Yang
Ben Feferman
Luka Glozic
Brent Towsley
Chris Pfaff
Sarah Chung
Kastriot Gremi
Fernand Vartanian

Director-at-Large (non Voting)
Bill Sayers
Michael O'Neill
David Farb
Brian Somer
Mitch Wexler
Juri Otsason
Chani Bain

 

Eglinton-Lawrence Conservative Electoral District Association
Minutes of 2016 Annual General Meeting
Northern District Library,40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto,Ontario
Tuesday, February 9 2016

About 35 members of the party attended the 2016 annual general meeting of the Eglinton-Lawrence EDA. The following is a record of the business transacted at the meeting.

1 Call to Order and Introductions – President Greg Piasetzki – 7:04 PM

National Anthem led by Greg Piasetzki.

2 Approval of Agenda for 2016 AGM
The agenda for the 2016 AGM was approved. Motion by Robin Martin. Seconded by Erwin Sniedzins. Motion carried.

3 Approval of Minutes of the 2015 AGM
The minutes of the 2015 annual general meeting, held on 13 January 2015, were approved. Motion by Alex Barron, seconded by Larry Babins. Motion carried.

4 President’s Report – Greg Piasetzki
Before commencing his report, Greg noted that, on February 24, 2016, there will be a constitution and policy review meeting at the Barbara Frum library.

With respect to the federal election held on October 19, 2015, Mr. Piasetzki's observations were as follows:

First, in the last election, votes for the conservative party were increased relative to past elections. Joe Oliver received 23,000 votes. In past elections this would have been more than enough to win the election. However, in this election, a number of new voters participated with the result that Joe Oliver did not win the election.

Second, the Conservative Party of Canada has about 100 seats in Parliament. This is a good core base upon which to build for the next Federal election in 2019.

Third, the party ran a good campaign in the Eglinton-Lawrence riding. Numerous telephone calls were made to supporters and many houses were visited. Our finances were good. Unfortunately, a negative national trend developed late in the campaign to the detriment of the party. Looking to the future, we must maintain the presence of the party and Eglinton-Lawrence and develop voter support.

Fourth, Greg Piasetzki acknowledged the excellent fundraising activities and successes of Richard Tattersall and Stanley Hartt.

In summary, we must now begin the groundwork for the next election in 2019. In the meantime, there will be a National Convention in Vancouver in May of 2016 and a leadership vote in May of 2017.

5 Financial Report, Motion to Reappoint the Auditor and Motion for Subsidies for the 2016 National Convention
Larry Babins, the financial agent for the EDA, reported that the EDA has enough money in its bank account to fund the next election.

On motion by Larry Babins, seconded by Stanley Hartt, the accounting firm of Chim,Seto was appointed as the auditors of the electoral district Association for 2016.

On motion by Larry Babins, seconded by Philip Khaiat, a subsidy of between $500 and $750 was approved for delegates attending the May 2016 Conservative Party of Canada convention in Vancouver.

6 Member of Parliament’s Report
Joe Oliver, the former Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence, and former Finance Minister reported as follows:

Joe began by thanking everyone for the tremendous effort which was made during the past campaign to get him re-elected on October 19, 2015. We ran a strategic campaign with intelligent spending of our cash resources. The entire riding was canvassed at least four times. Yet, as ours is a swing riding coupled with the wave of support for the Liberal Party, the Liberal candidate (Marco Mendicino) won the election in Eglinton- Lawrence. In particular, while the conservative party maintained its support in the riding, support for the NDP fell from 12% in 2011 to only 5.5 % in 2015. On top of that, the Green party lost support also. In the result, The Liberal Party won the election particularly because of the increased number of voters who participated in the vote on October 19, 2015.

In a nutshell, it appears that the election was lost because of errors made by the party at the national level.

Looking to the future, we know that the Liberal honeymoon cannot last forever. The Conservative Party has good leadership and strong caucus in Ottawa. Following the convention in May of 2016 and the results of the leadership race in May of 2017, the party should be well placed for future success.

As to electoral reform, Joe Oliver advised that his view is that this should not proceed without public opinion in favor of changing our electoral system.

7 Motion to Recommend that the New Board Establish Certain Committees
On motion by Robert Amaron, seconded by Robin Martin, the following was passed unanimously:

The new board of directors is requested to consider establishing for standing committees for the 2016 year.

Eglinton-Lawrence Conservative Electoral District Association

  • a maintenance committee to keep our supporter data current;
  • an activities committee to plan and execute activities in the community;
  • a contacts committee to keep the Association connected to the community; and
  • a membership committee to keep in touch with active members of the party in Eglinton-Lawrence.

8 Report of the Nominations Committee – Beverly Brooks
On behalf of the nominations committee, Beverly Brooks presented a list of 30 individuals for the board of directors, three VIPs, and 20 directors at large.

The complete list of all of the nominations is in the 2016 annual general meeting notice issued on 24 January 2016 as well as in the Board minutes of 9 February 2016.

The EDA may have, at most, 30 voting directors. Only three of voting directors may reside outside the Eglinton-Lawrence electoral district.

In addition to the directors at large are listed in the 2016 annual general meeting notice, the following individuals were also nominated as directors at large:

Chani Bain; Erwin Sniedzins; Joe Bricker; Aaron Silver; Alex Rotman; Alexandra Lulka

On motion, all of the nominations were unanimously approved by the party members in attendance at the 2016 annual general meeting.

9 Louise Sankey Award
This award is made in remembrance of Louise Sankey and her many contributions to the party and to the riding. The award is given jointly by the Eglinton-Lawrence federal and provincial EDAs.

Some of the previous recipients of the award include Bob Amaron, Kathy Ross,Stanley Hartt, Juri Otsason and Bernadine Morris.

This year, Robin Martin was the recipient of the Louise Sankey award in recognition of her wonderful, encouraging, lengthy and diligent work on behalf of the party in a number of different capacities, including 2015 deputy campaign manager and 2014 provincial party candidate.

10 Other Business
There was no other business to be transacted at the AGM.

11 Adjournment
On motion by Larry Babins seconded by Robin Martin, the meeting was adjourned. Motion carried.

As described in other minutes, the annual general meeting was followed by a meeting of the Board of Directors to elect the executive for 2016. Further, a delegate selection meeting was held immediately after the meeting of the Board of Directors. Minutes of these meetings will be found elsewhere.


 

Inviting you to an Evening with the Honourable Joe Oliver "The Budget Balancer"

Former Finance Minister & Member of Parliament Eglinton - Lawrence

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 5:30P.M. – 7:30P.M.
Location: The Albany Club 91 King St. E, Toronto

To RSVP, please contact Robin Martin at robin.martin@live.ca or 416-508-0554 | Richard Tattersall at richard@heathbridge.com

Hosted jointly by Eglinton lawrence Conservative EDA and the Eglinton-lawrence PC Association

View full invitation here


 

Inviting you to the special Delegate Selection Meeting

Fill in your delegate application form here

CPC Eglinton Lawrence EDA

Further to the preliminary notice sent on 8 January 2016, notice is hereby given of a special Delegate Selection Meeting (DSM) of the Eglinton-Lawrence CPC EDA to be held:

When: Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 7:00 pm

Where: Room 200, Northern District Library,40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto,Ontario

The Delegate Selection Meeting will be held immediately after the Annual General Meeting on February 9, 2015.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect delegates to represent the EDA at the Conservative Party of Canada National Convention which is being held May 26th to 28th in Vancouver,BC at the Vancouver Convention Centre  Details may be found at this site: http://www.cpcconvention.ca

The Rules governing the delegate selection meeting can be found at this link.

If you wish to be a delegate,please review the rules with care.

Delegates will bear the cost of the meeting themselves (airfare, hotel, food and registration) although a modest subsidy from the EDA may be available. The registration fee is in the $800 to $1100 range depending on the delegate category.

All delegates, and all members voting at the Delegate Selection Meeting, must be members in good standing of the Party at the time of the DSM.

A member with a membership that has expired within the last 90 days can renew up until the date of the meeting. However, if you do so, please bring proof of the renewal as you may not show up on the official Party membership list. All attendees at the meeting must provide photo ID in order to participate.

Delegates must also submit the printed version of the Nomination form (click the button above) with applicable signatures before the DSM is called to order. It includes the name and address of the persons moving and seconding your nomination. Please arrive early if submitting it at the DSM.

Your electronic form, with the signatures of the mover and seconder should be emailed as a PDF to the EDA secretary, John Morrissey who will ensure that it reaches the DSM Chair.  His email:  johnmorr@bell.net.

Under the DSM rules there may be up to 10 delegates selected and 5 alternatives. One delegate, if anyone so qualifies, will be under age 23. The President is an additional delegate by virtue of holding office.

Greg Piasetzki
President
Eglinton – Lawrence CPC EDA
25 January 2016

Fill in your delegate application form here



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