President's Communications

Sep 2020

Dear fellow Conservatives,

Your Kingston and the Islands Conservative EDA is quite active lately.  In this time of CoViD pandemic stress and anxiety we held two public functions, carefully observing social distancing.

On September 16th, we were privileged to listen to a lecture by Dr Bruce Pardy, Professor of Law at Queen’s University.  Dr Pardy, a self-proclaimed libertarian, nonetheless extolled conservative values.  He issued a warning illustrating how the Liberal Party of Canada, and ‘progressives’  increasingly restrict the rights and freedoms to which we are heirs.  Essentially, their motivation is power, the means to this include increasing taxation and identity politics which reduce the rights of the individual socially, and in the face of the Government.

On September 19th, we held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and established a new Board of Directors.  There are 23 members of this Board, 24 with the Candidate of Record Mr Ruslan Yakoviychuk.

Looking forward, on October 1st, we will elect, or re-elect as the case might be, a new executive slate for the Board of Directors.  This pertains to the positions of President, Vice President, and Secretary. The Treasurer/Chief Financial officer (CFO) does not have to be a Board member, and the Committee Chair for Election Readiness will be appointed to the Executive.  This meeting will be virtual via the Zoom application due to increasing concern with the second wave of the pandemic.

Considering national issues, it appears like the Canadian public will not face a federal election in 2020.  Despite the amateur theatrics of Liberal proposals and NDP posturing, it is highly probable that these two actors cooked up a deal long before the Throne Speech.  It is well known that the NDP are in serious financial straits and the Liberals hope the miasma of scandal dissipates over time.  A lost vote of confidence at this point would provide a high-risk scenario for the left in their policy of power retention.

As this may be my last letter to you as EDA President, I offer my sincere thanks and expressions of profound respect for our Candidate of Record, my fellow Directors, and Party members who stood up to fight the good fight.  Keep on striving, donate as you are able, and spread the word.  Conservatives care about the present and future Canada.  We hold that personal standards of honesty and integrity do matter in public life.



Gordon Ohlke