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                                  Electoral District Association                                                                 S UIT E #424
                                                                                                                          W AT ERLOO , ON
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                                                                                                        INSI DE THIS ISSUE:
Annual General & Delegate Selection Meetings                                                            AGM & DSM                  1
                                                                                                        Fundraiser—Sen. Hugh Segal 1
          All Members are invited to the upcoming                        getting                        President’s Message           2
Annual General Meeting and Delegate Selection Meeting                    THINGS DONE                    Protecting Families & Defending
         Date:       Saturday, May 31, 2008                                                             National Interests            2
                                                                                     for all of us      Youth Update                  3
         Time:       Registration: 2:00 - 2:30 pm                                                       3 Ways to Renew & Donate 4
                     Meeting: 2:30 pm                                                                   Membership Form                         5
          Location: Rm # 104, Rim Park, 2001 University Ave., Waterloo, ON                              Members’ Mall                           6

Annual General Meeting:                                                                                 BOA RD OF DIRECT ORS
Matters pertaining to the AGM will be first on the agenda. You will be updated on the business
                                                                                                        Nancy Pearce
of the past year and have the opportunity to vote for your 2008 - 2009 Board of Directors. (Please
note that to be eligible to vote you must have been a member for at least 21 days and bring to the      Vice-President:
meeting two (2) pieces of identification, one of which must have a photo and address.)                  Joe Whitney
Interested in being a Board Member?                                                                     Finance Agent:
Any member wishing to seek nomination to the Board, must complete a Nomination Form with a              David Bellingham
signature from their nominator and seconder (both valid members). The nominating committee,
Ted Spicer and Robert Schummer, are seeking interested individuals who are eager to become              Ted Spicer
active members of the KW EDA. Nominations will remain open until the general meeting on       
May 31st. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the AGM.                                     Communications Chair:
                                                                                                        Charlotte Whaley
For more information please contact: Ted Spicer: (519) 888-9398 email:   
Delegation Selection Meeting                                                                            Fundraising Chair:
                                                                                                        David Bellingham
DSM will follow the AGM. The National Meeting of the Conservative Party of Canada will take             Membership Chair:
place in Winnipeg, November 13 - 15. Our EDA is able to send up to 10 delegates. Delegates to           Marg MacDonald
                                                                               See AGM/DSM page 4
                                                                                                        Youth Chair:
                                                                                                        Eric Merkley
                                                                                                        CPC Candidate:
                                                                                                        Peter Braid
Fundraiser Event with Senator Hugh Segal                                                                Directors at Large:
                                                                                                        Caroline Armstrong
                        Come and enjoy an evening with Senator Hugh Segal at a                          Scott Braid
                                                                                                        Michael Cohen
                        fundraising event for our local Kitchener-Waterloo EDA.
                                                                                                        Mike Connolly
                        Date:     Thursday, June 12, 2008                                               Kent Craig
                        Time:     5:30 pm - 7:30 pm                                                     Margo Foster-Cohen
                                                                                                        Tania Harper
                        Place:    Westmount Golf & Country Club, 50 Inverness Dr., Kitchener            David Horman
                        Cost:     $100 * per person (includes cocktails and hours d’oeuvres)            LeRoy Johnson
                                                                                                        Ajmer Mandur
           * Tax receipts will be issued for ticket price less expenses (ie, cost of food and drinks)   Joan McKinnon
                         To reserve your tickets please contact:                                        Ian McLean
 David Horman:        or        Sam Marshall:                  Herb Radford
 t: 519-746-9147 c: 519-504-0480                        c: 226-338-9942                                 Andrew Rehage
                                                                                                        Lavinica Strauss
                                                                                                        Peter Sumlick
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President’s Message
I would like to invite all members to        coming a board member or casting your        take into the next election as well as
attend our upcoming Annual General           vote for a fellow EDA member.                changes to the CPC National Constitu-
and Delegate Selection Meetings. Both        The National Meeting of the Conserva-        tion. It is an opportunity to make your
meetings will be held on Saturday, May       tive Party of Canada will take place in      voice heard within the Party.
31st beginning at 2 pm in Room 104 at        Winnipeg, November 13 - 15. Our              I encourage all members to come out on
RIM Park. This is a terrific opportunity     EDA will be sending up to 10 delegates       May 31st and take part in these very
for members to take a more active role       (9 adult and one youth under the age of      important meetings.
in the local EDA either by standing as a     23). Delegates to this meeting will vote
                                                                                          Nancy Pearce,
delegate for the National Meeting, be-       on the policy issues that the party will     President

Protecting Canadian Families & Defending our National Interest
                   The Conservative          Canadians more control over their own        economy. This announcement is a dou-
                   Government continues      h e a l t h    p r o t e c t i o n .         ble win for all Canadians," concluded
                   to respond to the con-                                                 Prime Minister Harper.
                   cerns of Canadians and    The proposed Food and Consumer
                                                                                          Another strong example of leadership by
                   defend the interests of   Safety Action Plan will improve upon
                                                                                          the Conservative Government was dem-
                   our country.              Canada’s existing processes by:
                                                                                          onstrated recently when Industry Minis-
                 In April Prime Minis-       • preventing problems in the first           ter Jim Prentice advised that he was not
   Peter Braid   ter Stephen Harper            place;                                     confident the sale of Canadian aerospace
                 unveiled the details of                                                  company Macdonald Dettwiler and
 CPC Candidate                               • targeting the products that present the
                 the Conservative Gov-                                                    Associates Ltd. was of net benefit to
                                               highest risks;
ernment’s comprehensive Consumer                                                          Canada.
Protection Plan that will better protect     • and providing rapid response to prob-
                                                                                          From the renowned Canadarm, to Dex-
the health and well being of Canadian          lems when they occur.
                                                                                          tre and our RADARSAT satellites, Can-
                                             Other highlights of the legislation in-      ada has a record of excellence in the
The legislation is designed to improve       clude:                                       space sector.
the safety of food, consumer, and health
                                             • a general prohibition against the          Canadians are rightly proud of their
products in Canada. Such changes are
                                               manufacture, importation, advertise-       accomplishments and no one should
long overdue. Canada’s old product
                                               ment or sale of consumer products          doubt the determination of the Conser-
safety rules were drafted decades ago
                                               that are a danger to human health or       vative Government to protect Canada’s
and had fallen behind rapid changes in
                                               safety;                                                 see Protecting Families page 3
technology            and      trade.
                                             • a requirement of mandatory reporting
                                               by suppliers of serious product-
The legislative package proposes
                                               related incidents;
amendments to the Food and Drugs Act
as well as a new Canada Consumer             • dramatically increased fines for vio-
Product Safety Act. The changes include        lations; and                                     Support our Advertisers.
a crack down on negligent manufactur-
                                             • a new power for the federal govern-                 They support Us!
ers, importers and retailers who know-
                                               ment to order recalls of unsafe con-
ingly endanger their customers. Public
                                               sumer products.                                   For advertising details contact:
access to information about product                                                              Peter Sumlick (519) 746-5654
safety would also be improved, giving        "Good for consumers. Good for the
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Protecting our Families
continued from page 2                         interest in strategic industries, Canadi-   foundations in place for a strong and
                                              ans can count on the Conservative Gov-      impactful campaign. Our focus contin-
interests. As Prime Minister Harper told
                                              ernment to defend our national interests    ues to be canvassing, fundraising and
Parliament: “As far as the aerospace
                                              at home and abroad.                         community awareness. We look forward
sector is concerned, Canadians are
                                                                                          to your continued involvement and sup-
proud of it. This government is deter-        The next election will provide us with
mined to do what it takes to ensure the       an opportunity to defend our record and
success of this sector, which is so im-                highlight our many accom-          Peter Braid
portant to the economy and to Canadian                 plishments.     We will also       CPC Candidate
sovereignty in the long term.”                         clearly demonstrate to the
                                                       people of Kitchener-Waterloo
Whether it is leading the new NATO
                                               the importance and benefit of having
consensus on Afghanistan, defending
                                              our own strong voice in government.
our Arctic sovereignty, implementing
tough measures to improve our environ-        Both our EDA Board and my Campaign
ment or protecting Canada’s national          Team continue to work hard to put the

                       Conservative Youth Update
by Eric Merkley - Our electoral district     In addition to regular youth events the      geared towards helping the people of
of Kitchener-Waterloo is fortunate to be     campus clubs in our ridings are turning      Afghanistan. These projects are still in
the home of two first class universities.    a corner with big plans for the next         the works so stay tuned.
This provides an excellent opportunity       school year. The Laurier Campus Con-
for our EDA and candidate to reach out       servatives (LCC) and the University of       If you would like more information on
to gain the volunteers necessary to bring    Waterloo Campus Conservative Asso-           youth happenings feel free to check out
victory in the next election.                ciation (UWCCA) both held successful         o u r      w e b s i t e           a t
                                             Annual General Meetings with the elec- or e-mail
Our EDA took its first major step in this    tion of fresh new executives.                me at
regard by helping fund a youth event in
our district on March 29th. It was at-       The Laurier AGM brought out almost
tended by Kitchener-Conestoga’s MP           forty people in what was one of the first
Harold Albrecht, our candidate Peter         contested presidential races we’ve had
Braid and Kitchener Centre’s candidate       in a long time. Sharlene Mohlman, the
Stephen Woodworth, who all got the           new president of the UWCCA and my-
chance to introduce themselves to the        self as the new president of the LCC are             BOARD MEETINGS
conservative youth in the region and         looking forward to continuing the de-
take any questions they had.                 velopment of our campus clubs to pro-        7:30 pm,
                                             vide a reliable volunteer base for Peter     Rec Centre, Rm 201
It also provided an opportunity for                                                       Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo, ON
                                             in the coming election.
youth to meet and network with like-
minded individuals: an opportunity not       We have several goals for the new year       Nov 7     Dec 5       Jan 2      Feb 6
provided at the school. This event was       including bringing in a cabinet minister
the first step in an ongoing process to      to campus for a speech and hosting a         Mar 5     Apr 2       May 7      June 4
cultivate youth in our riding.               fundraiser for an aid organization
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this meeting will vote on the policy issues that the party will take into the next election as well as, changes to the CPC National
Constitution. To stand as a candidate for one of the delegate positions you must meet the following criteria:

•       Be a member in good standing of the KW EDA as of March 1, 2008

•       Either reside in the electoral district or be a non-resident member of the EDA Board

•       Complete a Delegate Candidate Information form which must be signed by the delegate candidate and his/her nominator and
        seconder (both of whom must be members of the EDA). These forms will be available at the DSM meeting or can be obtained
        in advance of the meeting by contacting Ted Spicer at

To cast a vote at either the Annual General Or Delegate Selection Meeting you must:

•       Be an EDA member in good standing as of May 9, 2008

•       Provide two (2) pieces of official identification at least one (1) of which must contain a photo. A list of acceptable identifica-
        tion can be found on the EDA website

Three Ways to Process Your Renewals & Donations
by Marg MacDonald - Important news               plete the credit card section on the          credit of $75.00 making your actual cost
– we now have three ways to process              membership form and provide your              just $25.00.
your membership renewals and dona-               signature to authorize processing the
tions.                                           credit card. Follow the mailing instruc-      Don’t wait – Renew and Donate now.
                                                 tions above.
By cheque: To ensure your donation
goes to help the local campaign, use a           On Line: To purchase a membership or
cheque and make it payable to your               make a donation on line, use the follow-
K-W Conservative EDA. Mail your                  ing link:
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          Suite # 424,                   and help our EDA get our candidate,                            Speakers Luncheon
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                                         tive voice in Ottawa. We need more                        3rd Thursday of each month.
If you are enclosing a membership with   members and many donations to accom-
your donation, please print                                plish this. Talk to                    For Guest info & Reservations
the membership form avail-       We can’t wait             your friends and                                   visit:
able from our website at: for an election, neighbours about                               as                                   joining the Conserva-                             or call:
                                  we must all
you must sign the member-                                  tive Party at the local                   Jamie @ (519) 747-3014
                                     act now!              level.
ship form. And, remember
to SIGN THE FORM!                                                                                  Upcoming Speakers:
                                                 Remember that your donation to the
                                                                                                         May 15 - Max Blouw
                                                 party comes off your tax payable rather
                                                                                                       June 19 - Gloria Kovach
By Credit Card: If you wish to make a            than taxable income. For example, a
donation using your credit card com-             donation of $100.00 gives you a tax
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