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Battle River-Crowfoot CPC nomination

Dear Supporter,

If you're a paid-up member of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), please plan to vote for our two (2) pro-life, pro-parental rights contestants in the CPC nomination being held in your federal riding of Battle River-Crowfoot from July 14th to 17th

Campaign Life Coalition is urging our supporters who are CPC members to vote for these two strong social conservatives: Damien Kurek & Jeff Watson. 

The voting process uses a "ranked ballot" system, so we ask that you please vote for Jeff Watson and Damien Kurek as your #1 and/or #2 choices on the ballot, in your order of preference. No other contestants have been deemed to be supportable.

It's up to you to decide which of these two stellar pro-lifers to rank as #1, but whoever you chose as #1, make sure you rank the other person as #2. 


About our endorsed pro-life contestants

Both of these men are equally supportable in CLC's view and will do a fantastic job representing our values in the House of Commons. We provide a brief bio below, which, along with other selection criteria you may have in addition to moral issues, may be helpful to you in deciding whom to support for the #1 ballot position, and whom to support for #2. 

Jeff Watson

Jeff is a veteran politician who served as the MP for Essex from 2004 to 2015, but lost during Trudeau's Liberal wave in the 2015 federal election. During his time as an MP, Jeff had a perfect voting record on life & family issues. He was also a regular participant in the National March For Life, organized by CLC. 

Damien Kurek

Damien was an executive staff member of your retiring, pro-life/pro-family MP, Kevin Sorenson. In the recent past, Damien also provided invaluable assistance to CLC's pro-life and pro-family work, for which we are immensely grateful.

The third contestant

There is a third person seeking the nomination, a man named Jefferson McClung. He is also believed to be pro-life, although he has not answered CLC's questionnaire and does not possess the bona fides of Watson and Kurek. We ask you to rank McClung as #3 on the ballot.

Push back against the culture of death

We need a strong pro-lifer to become your next MP for Battle River-Crowfoot to replace retiring MP Sorenson -- somebody who will advance respect for the sanctity of human life and family values, against the culture of death that is so deeply entrenched on Parliament Hill.

Every vote counts, so please attend one of the nomination voting locations from July 14th to 17th and cast your ballot for our two pro-life nomination contestants!

Details of the nomination voting

To allow maximum flexibility and convenience for voting members of the CPC like you, the nomination voting will take place over four days, from July 14th to 17th, at eight different locations (see below).

Please choose only one of the following locations/dates and cast your ballot there.

Location 1 - in Oyen
Date: Sunday July 14th

Voting from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Seniors Recreation Centre, 216 2nd Street West, Oyen
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Location 2 - in Consort
Date: Monday July 15th 
Speeches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Voting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Consort Community Hall, 4604 50 Ave, Consort
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Location 3 - in Provost
Date: Monday July 15th
Speeches from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Voting from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Provost Recreation & Cultural Centre, 5113 42 St., Provost
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Location 4 - in Wainwright
Date: Monday July 15th 
Candidate Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Voting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Wainwright Communiplex, 700 2nd Ave., Wainwright
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Location 5 - in Three Hills
Date: Tuesday July 16th 
Speeches from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Voting from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Three Hills Community Memorial Centre, 212 Main St., Three Hills
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Location 6 - in Drumheller
Date: Tuesday July 16th 
Candidate Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Voting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller
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Location 7 - in Stettler
Date: Wednesday July 17th
Speeches from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Voting from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Stettler Community Hall, 5101 46 Ave., Stettler
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Location 8 - in Camrose
Date: Wednesday July 17th 
Candidate Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Voting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds, 4250 Exhibition Dr., Camrose
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Latecomers will lose their voting privilege, no exceptions. Please arrive at the voting area and cast you vote before the end of the voting times indicated in the chart above.

If you purchased or renewed your membership in the CPC on or before June 19th, then you will be eligible to vote in the nomination contest.

As per the Constitution of the Conservative Party of Canada, in order to vote, members must provide identification using either:

  • One original piece of identification issued by a Canadian federal, provincial or territorial government agency containing the member's name, photograph, and address.


  • Two original pieces of identification containing the member's name, one of which contains the member's photograph and the other of which contains the member's address.

Please remember that Damien and Jeff will need every single vote from social conservatives like you to ensure that one of them wins the nomination. DO NOT MISS THIS!

Keep us informed

Please let Campaign Life know if you're a current CPC Party member and plan to vote for Jeff Watson and Damien Kurek at the nomination from July 14th to 17th. Just click on the blue arrow below and email us.


If you can't see the blue arrow for any reason, please email us here. If you need a drive to the voting place, let us know and we'll try to arrange this through the candidates.


Thanks, and God bless,


Jeff Gunnarson
National President
Campaign Life Coalition


P.S. - Nominating and electing pro-life candidates is an expensive exercise. Would you please chip in $10 to help us bear these costs?