Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins

MP Calkins throws support in for Erin O’Toole

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins gives his official support for Erin O'Toole as the conservative leadership candidate.

Conservative MP Blaine Calkins (Red Deer – Lacombe) has officially declared his support for Conservative Leadership Candidate, Erin O’Toole (Durham).

“It is important to me that the Conservative Party of Canada has a Leader who understands how to build the best team from across Canada to champion our economy and bring jobs back to our country,” said Calkins.

“Erin O’Toole is that leader. He is natural team builder who brings his military and private sector experience into everything he does. His positive approach and his encouragement of all caucus members to share their diversity of opinions will help strengthen the Conservative Party to be able to beat Trudeau in 2019.”

Erin O’Toole was first elected in 2012 during a by-election.  After serving as Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade, he was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Minister of Veterans Affairs.  Since becoming a Member of Parliament, Erin has visited the riding on two occasions and has listened to the concerns of the people that live here.

“Erin is aware of the challenges that Albertans are currently facing.  He understands that a strong Alberta means a stronger Canada and is anxious to put Albertans back to work and to put more money back in the pockets of hard-working Canadian taxpayers.  Erin is honest, straightforward and passionate about Canada and I am ready to support our next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.”

The leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada will be decided on May 27, 2017.  For more information on Erin O’Toole and his campaign go to


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