Conservatives the first campaign to have 338 candidates register with Elections Canada

September 29, 2019

Today, the Conservative Party of Canada became the first party to register all of their candidates with Elections Canada.

The deadline for candidates to register for the upcoming election is Monday, September 30th at 2 PM.

“The Conservative Party team is diverse, experienced, and ready to put more money in your pockets so that you can get ahead,” said Hamish Marshall, the National Campaign Manager for the Conservative Party of Canada. “This is a team that is ready to win on October 21st and a team that is ready to stand-up for Canadians as part of a new Conservative Government.”

The Conservative Party slate of candidates includes a record 107 women candidates, as well as Indigenous Canadians, LGBTQ+ Canadians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jewish Canadians, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists.”

The candidates also come from a variety of professional backgrounds:

  • Veterans
  • Police officers
  • Small business owners
  • Public servants
  • Farmers
  • Teachers
  • Stay-at-home parents
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Financial professionals
  • Engineers
  • Journalists
  • Professional athletes
  • A Juno-award winning country music star
  • A Paralympic gold-medalist
  • An Olympic gold-medalist

“This election will be about one thing: who do you trust to help you get ahead,” added Marshall. “Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives are the only party that will lead a government that lives within its means and puts more money in your pockets.”

Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives will:

  • Scrap the Trudeau Carbon Tax, lowering the cost of everyday essentials like gas, groceries and home heating.
  • Introduce the Universal Tax Cut, saving a couple earning average salaries $850.
  • Take the GST off home heating costs, saving your family $107 every year.
  • Introduce the Green Public Transit Tax Credit, saving a family of four who take transit up to $1,000.
  • Make maternity benefits tax-free, putting up to $4,000 back in the pockets of new parents.
  • Introduce the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, allowing parents to claim up to $1,000 for sports activities.
  • Introduce the Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit, letting parents claim up to $500 for arts and learning programs.
  • Expand the Age Credit, benefiting the lowest income Canadians the most and giving a senior couple up to $300.
  • Boost government-matching to RESPs by 50 per cent, helping parents get more for their kids’ education.
  • Introduce the Green Home Renovation Tax Credit, putting up to $3,800 back in the pockets of Canadians for green home improvements.