Welcome to our website and thanks for sharing some of your time with us.
I would like to begin my message by thanking outgoing EDA President Joe Lomas for his three years of service to our Board of Directors. I would also like to recognize the outstanding slate of individuals who have let their names stand as members of our Board and Executive. I look forward to working with all of you in my new capacity as incoming EDA President, and building momentum towards the 2019 federal election.
Since the Liberals clinched a majority in 2015, it has been crystal clear what their priorities are: increased debt and increased taxes, including a federal carbon tax. Liberal priorities are not Saskatchewan priorities, and they certainly are not the priorities of those who call Regina-Wascana home. What we need is a Conservative majority government in Ottawa and a Conservative MP in Regina-Wascana in 2019!
As you know, the Conservative Party will elect a new leader on May 27. As we enter the homestretch of the leadership campaign, I encourage all Conservatives in Regina-Wascana with valid party memberships to make their voices are heard by voting for our next party leader. Whoever is chosen as our new leader, they will require our full support as we prepare for the next election.
Central to preparing for the next election is fundraising. We need to make sure that our nominated candidate has the financial resources they need to take on the Liberals. Although we have fundraising events throughout the year, a big part of our fundraising needs must be met through donations from individual supporters. If you would like to make a donation to the EDA, please visit www.cpcreginawascana.com. Generous tax credits are available, and all funds donated to the EDA go directly to ensuring we can run a competitive and successful election campaign in 2019.
Undoubtedly, the next few years will be exciting for both our Board and our party. I encourage you to check out the website for updates on events and on ways to get involved at the grassroots. We are always looking for new Conservative-minded individuals to participate in our EDA, and we welcome anyone interested in lending a hand or learning more about our association to reach out – especially young adults with a keen interest in politics. As a millennial, the Regina-Wascana EDA was my first foray into federal politics; I hope that it can serve a similar role for you as it did for me.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting you in the near future!
President, Regina-Wascana EDA