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Michelle Rempel’s Excellent Youtube Adventure

In the past year, Michelle Rempel has posted continuously and very informatively on Youtube.  She has hundreds of videos,  32,000 followers, and deserves ten times that number.  Have a look at her videos, considering subscribing, and spread the message


There is much more, on many topics. Give her videos a look.  She is a star in Ottawa and deserves credit for the great work she is doing.

Pierre Poilievre visits University-Rosedale

On the beautiful, warm, evening of Wednesday, October 10 at the home of John and Nancy McFadyen, about fifty Conservative friends and supporters gathered outside to hear enlightened and spirited remarks from Pierre Poilievre, Shadow Minister of Finance.

Introduced by John Baird, former Conservative cabinet minister at both the provincial and federal levels, Mr. Poilievre ably critiqued the current fiscal, small business taxation and trade policies enacted by the present government and persuasively advocated how a Conservative federal government could improve upon them for the benefit of all Canadians.

An excellent question and answer period followed. Many thanks to the McFadyens and to our Financial Agent Philip Dyke for their time and effort!

Mr. Poilievre and Mr. Baird with our event organizer and host

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting

Many thanks to the members who attended our AGM this year. It was a fun evening meeting at the Miles Nadal JCC, and our thanks to the many EDA Board members who helped organize the event.

We’ve got a new Board of Directors, and Keith Tuomi will continue to lead the Board as President.

We got an update from Keith about the Policy Convention in Halifax, and financial and membership updates as well.  But the most fun part of the evening was the participation of the members in a lively discussion about current political issues.  We enjoyed the input from all those who participated.

The EDA is also actively currently engaged in the process of looking for a candidate to run for the Conservative Party of Canada in the coming election.  If you have an interest, or might suggest someone how does, please contact us and let us know!

Financial Officer Philip Dyke giving our financial update – thumbs up!
Group photo – sorry about the glare!



Annual General Meeting – September 24, 2018 6:30 PM

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Monday, September 24, 2018    6:30 pm

Miles Nadal JCC, Large Conference Room (Rm 318)
750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2

We invite all current Conservative Party of Canada members in the University-Rosedale riding to join us for our Annual General Meeting. Get an update on the riding association, learn what’s going on in the riding,  maybe join the Board, and vote for a new Board of Directors for the EDA.
To vote at the AGM, you must be a current member 21 days before September 24 – i.e. you must be a member as of September 3rd.

Please note that we cannot renew your membership at this meeting.  You can renew your membership on-line at

Please RSVP at


6:30 p.m. Registration opens
7:00 p.m. Registration closes
7:00 p.m. Call to Order
Minutes of 2017 Annual General Meeting
Reports: Financial Report – Philip Dyke
President’s Report – Keith Tuomi
Membership Report – Gyl Midroni
Highlights from the Halifax National Convention
 7:20 p.m. Election of Directors
 7:45 p.m. Adjournment
                                                        Refreshments will be served


Convention 2018 !

Delegates from University-Rosedale are in Halifax right now, voting on policy issues and getting to know fellow conservatives from across Canada.    Stay tuned for more pictures.

Member of our delegate team getting together before the convention begins
Voting on policy in the breakout sessions
Media interviews


EDA President Keith Tuomi with Pierre Poilievre, MP for Carlton


EDA President Keith Tuomi, and fellow delegates Becky Jones and Fernando Crupi



Peter McKay speaking at the convention
Leader Andrew Scheer schmoozing the crowd.
Leader Andrew Scheer speaking at convention 2018

April 27: 2nd annual LGBT Outreach Awards

On April 27, 2018, Doc Von Lichtenberg, Board Member of University-Rosedale Federal Conservative EDA, and President/Founder of LGBTory presented the 2nd Annual LGBT Outreach Award to Michelle Rempel, MP, at the Albany Club.

Pictured from right to left, Eric Lorenzen, Michelle Rempel, and University-Rosedale Board members Doc Von Lichtenberg, John Mcfadyen, Nancy Mcfadyen, and EDA President Keith Tuomi.

West Toronto Policy Meeting February 24, 2018

Several University-Rosedale board members actively participated at the February 24 West Toronto Policy Meeting sponsored by CPC Etobicoke Centre EDA and CPC Etobicoke-Lakeshore EDA. Over 80 members from numerous Toronto EDA’s met at 8:30 a.m. and discussed policy amendments until noon at the Canadiana Restaurant near Kipling subway station.

The meeting opened with brief remarks by PC Ontario Leadership Candidate Doug Ford and former federal CPC Toronto area MPs, Ted Opitz and Bernard Trottier, both of whom actively participated in the discussions.

Eight break-out sessions of approx. ten people each discussed policy topics as diverse as the Economy & Infrastructure, Defence & Security, Immigration & Social Policy, Transportation & Communication to mention a few. Later, close to 30  policies were were put to a full plenary session vote.

Thank you to the organizers from Etobicoke Centre and Etobicoke-Lakershore who did such an amazing job putting together this meeting.   Many of the policies discussed today will find their way to Ideas-Lab, which can be viewed online by anyone.  In May-June 2018,  ridings from across Canada, represented by their Riding President or Policy Chair, will have a chance to vote for 10 policies, and the most selected policies from across Canada will be discussed and considered for formal adoption as CPC policy at the 2018 Policy Convention in Halifax.


University-Rosedale John Fitzmaurice (left) and fellow CPC policy enthusiasts at today’s meeting

Getting ready for 2018 – Halifax National Convention

Preparations for 2018 Conservative Party of Canada National Convention  are  full-steam ahead.   The Convention web site is .  Go there to find out everything you need to know about registration, hotels,  and other things to do in Halifax.

Meanwhile, back in Toronto, we have selected a full slate of delegates and alternates to travel to this meeting and bring the University-Rosedale perspective to the CPC Constitution and Policy convention, as well as the selection of National Council.

Thank you all who attended this busy evening, and thanks again to the Miles Nadal JCC for use of their excellent facilities.