Jason Kenney visits Yellowknife, WACA

On February 20, the Western Arctic Conservative Association was pleased to welcome special guest Calgary Southeast MP Jason Kenney. At a reception in Yellowknife open to all members, supporters and dignitaries, Kenney discussed many topics and got to know a little more about the issues impacting the North. To say in touch with all WACA […]

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Record Setting Year in 2013

  Friends, I’m happy to report that we sent our final numbers to Elections Canada today and we finished the last quarter more than $100,000 higher than we thought! That’s right, we raised over $5.3 million in the last quarter of 2013, making it a record non-election year fourth quarter. It also makes 2013 a […]

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Trudeau invisible in the North

The following editorial was published in Weekend Yellowknifer – Friday, January 17, 2014 Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau may be topping the polls, but he’ll have to step up his efforts in the Northwest Territories to match the presence of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Until then, local Liberal supporters will have a tough time making […]

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2014 CPC Internship Applications Now Being Accepted

Dear friends, the 2014 CPC Summer Internship Program application process is now open! This is your opportunity to spend the summer working in Ottawa with Campus Conservatives from around the country. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 16, 2014, at midnight. Applications can be submitted online via CampusConservatives.ca. If you have any questions, please […]

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Fundraising Reception with Northern Caucus

The Western Arctic Conservative Association invites you to join us for our first event of 2014. We’ll be hosting a fundraising reception with members of Northern Caucus including Yukon MP Ryan Leef, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq and Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson. Cost: $125 per person (you must register and buy your tickets using the form […]

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Harper Government moves forward with Devolution in the Northwest Territories

Ottawa, Ontario (December 3, 2013) – Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, introduced Bill C-15, Northwest Territories Devolution Act, in the House of Commons. This bill delivers on the Harper Government’s commitment to give the people of the North a greater say in their own affairs. “Our Government has […]

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Trudeau shows Northern ignorance

The following letter to the editor from Western Arctic Conservative Association President Floyd Roland appeared in the November 18th edition of NWT News/North. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau recently hosted a “Ladies Night” fundraiser in Toronto where he charged women $250 to hear about “his favourite virtue” and other vacuous, non-policy-related topics. Let’s set aside the […]

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Understanding Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Creating jobs and opportunities for Northwest Territories residents The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will bring benefits to every region of our country. It will unlock new opportunities by opening new markets for Canadian businesses and creating new jobs for Canadian workers. CETA is a 21st-century, gold-standard agreement and is Canada’s most ambitious trade initiative ever. It […]

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MP Ryan Leef on Navigable Waters

I read with interest Dennis Bevington’s Bill C-543 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Peel River). The Navigable Waters Act is an act designed to deal with obstructions to Navigation in respect to certain classes of vessels. It is not a body of legislation designed to protect the environment, habitat, or water […]

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