How to Add an Event

Here are the most basic instructions on adding an event to the Community’s calendar.

For those new to WordPress do the following to get your event up.

To access the Add Event Form either

  1. Slide your cursor over the  + New option in the top menu bar and click on the Event option, or
  2. On the Conservative Community main menu select the Add Event option under the Calendar menu item.

The Add Event Form has numerous fields and options – You only need to fill out three.

  1. Enter the event title – keep it short as possible so it fits in the calendar view.
  2. Enter the description of the event – put in all the details including location, price, contact info, links to registration website, etc.
  3. Enter the date and time of the event

Once these three are filled in click the Publish button on the right hand side.  Your event is now visible for all to see.

There are lots of other options like adding a picture, location, tags and an organizer. You can try these when you are feeling comfortable with the process.


BC Regional Meetings – Constitutional Resolutions

Here’s a compiled list of received submissions for deliberation at the upcoming regional meetings.

The resolutions will be deliberated in the order as appearing in the document at each regional meeting.

For any preliminary questions, the sponsoring EDA’s committee chair’s contact information is included.


BC Constitution Regional Meeting Resolutions



Bert Chen and Tony Leoni,

National Constitution Committee Representatives – BC

Conservative Party of Canada


BC EDAs Using Medallion

Here’s a list of the EDA’s in BC that are using the Medallion platform.


  1. Abbotsford
  2. Central Okanagan–Similkameen–Nicola
  3. Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam
  4. Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke
  5. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo
  6. Kootenay-Columbia
  7. Langley – Aldergrove
  8. Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon
  9. Nanaimo-Ladysmith
  10. Pitt Meadows Maple Ridge
  11. Port Moody – Coquitlam
  12. Saanich-Gulf Islands
  13. Skeena-Bulkley Valley
  14. Vancouver Centre
  15. Vancouver East
  16. Vancouver Quadra
  17. Victoria
  18. West Vancouver Sunshine Coast Sea to Sky Country


Regional Policy Meetings

Winning the next election starts now.

The Conservative Party will soon hold workshops where you and fellow Conservatives can work on the policies that the Conservative Party will take to Canadians in 2019.

These policy workshops will give you an opportunity to meet fellow Conservatives, to share ideas, and to directly influence our Party’s direction by voting on the policies that will form our platform in 2019.

Space is limited.

Please register for the session you would like to attend:

March 3           Surrey
Register here for the Lower Mainland Regional Meeting

March 10         Vernon
Register here for the Interior Regional Meeting

March 17         Duncan
Register here for the Vancouver Island Regional Meeting

The March 3 workshop includes a special luncheon address by the Hon. Jason Kenney, Leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta.  The cost of the full day program is $20, which covers lunch and coffee breaks.

For more information, please contact your representatives on the National Policy Committee:

Linda Hawes
Marc Vella 

and your representatives on the National Constitutional Committee:

Bert Chen 
Toni Leoni 

We look forward to working with you to give our Party a strong policy platform for the next election.


Marc Vella, Linda Hawes, Tony Leoni and Bert Chen

Your volunteer representatives for British Columbia on the National Policy and National Constitution Committees of the Conservative Party of Canada

Policy/Constitution Resources

Here’s some contact information as well as links regarding the Policy and Constitution committee work. Add yours in the comments.

National Policy Committee BC Representatives:

Linda Hawes
Marc Vella 

National Constitutional Committee BC Representatives:

Bert Chen 
Toni Leoni 

Ideas Lab – Has all proposals

Conservative Party of Canada Documents

Constitution, Policies, etc


[Abacus] The next 10%: Reflections and data on how the Conservatives can grow

Worth a read for all Conservative friends

By David Coletto

On Friday, I participated in a panel discussion at the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa. The title of the panel was Spotlight on The Next 10% and we discussed how the federal Conservative Party might grow towards winning the next election in 2019.

In preparing for that panel, I had a quick look at some recent public opinion data Abacus Data collected earlier this year.

In January, we interviewed over 1,450 Canadian adults and asked our core political questions plus a number of other questions meant to understand their broader political attitudes.

And here’s the basis of my analysis:


Medallion Resources

Here’s a few resources for using the Medallion EDA system.


Medallion is based on the Nationbuilder platform which is used by politicians, political parties and activist groups all over the world.  It integrates a few useful tools including websites, social media, prospect databases and email marketing to help you manage your EDA.  Once your Nationbuilder site has been set up by Torch they are who you need to contact for support:

Torch Agencies

Medallion is the brand name for the Nationbuilder platform with Conservative Party themes designed by Torch Agencies. Hamish Marshall (pictured) who is the CPC 2019 campaign manager runs Torch.

Mike Miller ( is our contact at Torch to help us set up our initial EDA site. Once your site is up and running contact Nationbuilder for your ongoing issues.

The Conservative Party tech support cannot help with Medallion except for assistance with moving data between CIMS and Medallion. (Toll free: 1-866-306-7779 | e-mail:

Support Documents & Links


Medallion Website

Here’s the link to the Medallion website extolling all of its benefits.

Join the Medallion Program

Medallion is a one-stop shop for all your online services. Gone are the days of paying exorbitant fees for programs like MailChimp and EventBrite to keep track of your emails and event pages – Medallion combines these into one integrated simple to use platform.



MLA Ellis Ross – Canada Needs to Wake Up

Ellis Ross the MLA for Skeena  explains how Canada is getting hosed by cancelling pipeline development. Net result is America buys our resources at a drastically discounted price and resells it on the world market.

Much of the opposition to pipelines in Canada is funded by American money coming from third parties such as Tides Foundation in the US.


Ellisb Ross

Canada needs to wake up


U.S. Boom, Canadian Bust: A Tale of Two Oil Industries

The U.S. oil industry is capitalizing on surging oil prices while competitors across the border are stagnating. Why? This article does a good job of comparing the areas in which Canada and the U.S. differ to cause such a marked contrast in outcomes: technology, regulation, and taxes-including a carbon tax.