Category Archives: National

May 4, 2019 – – National Super Canvass!

When: May 4th, 11 AM – 4 PM
Where: Meet at Starbucks on Bedford at Bloor (Across from St. George Station)
Come on out Saturday, May 4th as we join with Conservatives right across the country knocking on doors!
We’ll organize over a cup of coffee at Starbucks, canvass for a few hours, break for lunch and then knock on a few more doors in the afternoon.
Even if you can only make it for a little bit, it would be great to see you!

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.

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

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.




It’s Andrew Scheer!

Saturday May 27, 2017.         What a day!

After a hard fought year long leadership campaign,  Saskatchewan’s Andrew Scheer has edged out Quebec’s Maxime Bernier and over a dozen other competitors to become the  new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

It was an exciting day and hopefully these photos from members of the University-Rosedale EDA who attended will give you a flavour of the event.  Stay tuned to our upcoming newsletter for more.




An evening with Erin O’Toole

Tonight Erin O’Toole, MP for Durham, and candidate for leadership of the CPC visited University-Rosedale.  Hosted by Nancy and John McFadyen, it was a wonderful evening that allowed a large crowd to get to know Mr. O’Toole better, and help decide how to vote in the coming leadership selection.

Everyone had had a chance to talk to a man who might be Prime Minister one day, one-on-one, which is the reason we at the University-Rosedale EDA go to the effort of organizing these events.   We were also honoured by the presence of former cabinet minister and long-serving Conservative MP Barbara McDougall.

We were honoured by the presence of Barbara McDougall at today’s event, seen here flanked by Erin O’Toole and Karim Jivraj.


Mr.  O’Toole spoke  optimism inherent in the Conservative message, and how we need to be better at conveying this to Canadians. He explained how his years in Ottawa have taught him that communication and messaging are the key to success both in Parliament and in the arena of public opinion.  Mr. O’Toole  has suggested a number of initiatives to re-engage millennials in the Conservative approach, and pointed out the danger of the CPC being a rural-based party with weak support in the growing urban regions of Canada.


Mr. O’Toole spoke to the crowd and took many questions from those in attendance.


This will likely be the last leadership event held by the EDA.  We would like to thank all those who have attended the various events we’ve organized, starting with Maxime Bernier in May last year, followed by Michael Chong and  Kellie Leitch in the fall, Chris Alexander in January, and this month Andrew Scheer and today Mr. O’Toole.  Make sure that you are an eligible voter.  On April 28th the final list of eligible candidates will be released, and ballots will be mailed to CPC members. On May 27th, we will find out who our new leader is.   Although advance voting can be done by mail-in ballot, you can also attend the Leadership Event at the Toronto Congress Centre, May 26-27, vote on the 27th, and stick around to see who the winner is. More information can be found here.

Michael Chong visits University-Rosedale

Tonight the University-Rosedale EDA had the pleasure of hosting Michael Chong, MP for Wellington – Halton Hills, and candidate for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, at the home of Board member Doc von Lichtenberg and his partner Keith.  We also had the pleasure of meeting Michael’s wife, Carrie Davidson, at tonight’s event. Our thanks to Doc and Keith for opening their home for this event, and for the effort that they put into making the evening a success, both as a fundraiser for the University-Rosedale EDA, and as an opportunity for conservatives to get together, exchange ideas, and listen to a knowledgeable visitor from Ottawa.

MP and former Cabinet Minister Michael Chong, now running for the CPC leadership, advocated enthusiastically for  a conservative vision that focused on strategies for economic stability and future success in a changing and challenging world, and a fiscally rational strategy for environmental management. He has been, and from his words tonight, clearly will continue to be, a champion for democratic reform which will put more power in the hands of elected House of Commons members and reducing the power of the Prime Minister’s Office. A practical plan for Senate reform was mentioned, and his inside knowledge of how Ottawa works makes his words worth taking seriously.  Mr. Chong ably and directly answered a number of questions from those in attendance, and there was a great back-and-forth.



We had about 40 guests, and as usual, young conservatives were well represented (we don’t think they just came for the free food).


Before and after the speeches, including an introduction from our Board president Keith Tuomi, and a lesson in history and political philosophy from the legendary Karim Jivraj, we all had a chance for some face time with Mr. Chong, to get an idea about where he stands on the issues that concern us most.   This is one of the best reasons to come to these events.  This man may one day be Prime Minister of Canada.

Stay tuned for future events with the CPC leadership candidates.    Kellie Leitch will be here on November 23, and we had Maxime Bernier visit in May.  Remember, these events are fundraisers for the EDA, not for the individual candidate, so you can support your local conservatives while at the same time gathering the information you need to help make your important decision in May of next year.  It’s surely better to make that decision based on meeting these individuals in person than based on the distorted information you get from our media.  See you at the next local event, and make sure you are a CPC party member in the next year so you can vote for our next leader!