Update 2020-02-10 17:28 hrs : Added donation form for Leslyn Lewis and instructions for returning to her campaign at bottom of page.
I stumbled upon Dr. Leslyn Lewis quite by accident.
The president of my Conservative EDA asked me to write an email to our members. He wanted to give them the opportunity to sign nomination papers for as many candidates as possible.
So we can have a leadership convention with more than two candidates on stage in June.
I discovered there are a lot of people who want to lead the Conservative Party, including Dr. Leslyn Lewis.
Most of them won’t stand a chance because of the high barrier to entry raised by the Conservative Party. (see Has the Conservative Party Forgotten its Grass-Roots Foundations? for my thoughts on this.)
What I discovered after visiting LeslynLewis.ca was an intelligent, hard-working woman who lives and breathes conservative principles. It’s refreshing.
Ms. Lewis is also the prototypical Canadian immigrant success story. She came here as a small child with her parents. They left everything behind to come to Canada in the hope of giving their children a better life.
They had nothing but willingness and their work ethic to guide them.
Now she’s a lawyer and educator running to lead the Conservative Party into the next federal election. She wants to be the next Prime Minister of Canada.
Hers is a great Canadian story – one I’ll be exploring in greater detail when I interview her for a newspaper article in about 10 days. Stay tuned for more on that.
She is insanely busy, as you can imagine, launching her campaign and putting together all the pieces a legitimate leadership bid requires.
If you believe as I do, we need a leadership convention with more than two men standing on stage, please download Leslyn Lewis’ nomination form, fill it out, sign it, and return it to her. (see the bottom of this page for links for every candidate in the race.)
Leslyn Lewis needs all the help she can get to achieve the signature and province counts required. She also needs donations. The $300,000 entry fee is a very big mountain to climb.
Sadly, the Conservative Party is determined to have a leadership coronation, not a leadership contest.
I’m committed to a leadership contest, not a coronation.
I hope you are too.
What do you think? Is the Party’s high barrier to entry a good or bad thing? Do candidates like Dr. Leslyn Lewis deserve a legitimate shot at leadership is the Party right to try and exclude them?
Let me know in the comments below.
How to Donate to Leslyn Lewis’ Campaign
To financially support Leslyn Lewis’ campaign, please download her “directed donation form” from the link below. When complete, please email the form to her campaign team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAVEAT: This is not an endorsement. Since the Party announced their criteria for the contest I’ve pushed to ensure every candidate who wants to be on stage at the Leadership Convention will be. Our Party and our nation deserves to hear from as many quality candidates as possible, not just the ones CPC HQ says we should.