Etobicoke-Lakeshore Conservative Association
The Etobicoke-Lakeshore Conservative Association is the electoral district association (EDA) of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) in the federal electoral district of Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Our primary purpose is to advance the conservative message within Etobicoke-Lakeshore and to prepare for upcoming federal elections.
We are proud to be among the most active and engaged EDAs in Canada. Some of our recent initiatives include the following:
- We host an ongoing series of Political Plug-In events where conservative thought leaders share their insights and perspectives with our members.
- In June 2020 we hosted a virtual leadership forum for our national CPC leadership candidates, focused on urban issues relevant to the GTA. We were the first of only two EDAs across Canada to organize such an event despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- We have a long tradition of constructive participation in CPC policy development. In advance of each bi-annual CPC national policy convention, we sponsor policy meetings and our popular “policy breakfast” sessions to which many EDAs across the GTA send representatives. These grassroots events have been successful in identifying policies we have forwarded to the CPC National Policy Committee.
- Like many EDAs, we hold fundraising events to support the election campaign of our candidate, and we hold nomination meetings before each election where our Etobicoke-Lakeshore members select our candidate. For example, our last nomination meeting was held in March 2019 and over 200 local CPC members chose Barry O’Brien to be our candidate in the October 21, 2019 election.
We hold an annual general meeting of all of our Etobicoke-Lakeshore members usually in March/April of each year. At these AGMs a slate of members is elected to serve on the board. The President is then chosen at the new board’s first meeting. The current President is Geoff Turner, and our current 2020-21 board members are as follows:
The federal electoral district of Etobicoke-Lakeshore has a population of 129,081, with boundaries as outlined below, courtesy of Elections Canada.
“Consisting of that part of the City of Toronto described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the Humber River with Dundas Street West; thence southwesterly along said street to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southerly along said railway to Mimico Creek; thence generally northwesterly along said creek to Kipling Avenue; thence southerly along said avenue to Bloor Street West; thence westerly along said street to Highway No. 427; thence southerly along said highway to Dundas Street West; thence westerly along said street to the westerly limit of the City of Toronto; thence generally southerly and north-easterly along the westerly and southerly limits of said city to the southeasterly production of the Humber River; thence generally northwesterly along said production and the Humber River to the point of commencement.”