Elect Matthew Conway for National Council
My goal is simple.
Message to Quebec members of the Conservative Party of Canada – Parti conservateur du Canada and the delegates who will vote for our three (3) representatives on National Council.
Whether as an activist and volunteer, as a “staffer” for 10 years or as a candidate in 2011, I have always fought for our party.
Even though I retired as a “staffer” for family reasons, I still have a passion for our cause and our leader.
It is with this in mind that I am running for one of the three (3) Quebec spots on National Council. I want to continue working for our cause, to put the knowledge I have acquired over the years at your service and to serve our cause.
My goal is simple: to vigorously represent the members and the interests of Quebec within the party and to work with the Quebec team in order to send more of our extraordinary candidates to the House of Commons after the next campaign, under the leadership of the next Prime Minister of Canada, Erin O’Toole.
We would all like to elect 78 MPs in Quebec. Maybe one day, but in the short term, our chances of growing the Quebec team in Ottawa go through the 418, the 819 and the 450. Being a former candidate in the 514, I will always have a bit of hope for Montreal ?
Our EDAs are vital to support our candidates. I promise to be your voice within the party. Without our members and volunteers, there is no party. No matter where you are in Quebec, I will be your voice.
Those who know me know that I am passionate about and work hard for our cause.
For those who don’t know me.
Yes my name is Matthew Conway and yes it is an English first and last name. I am proud of my roots. I am a Francophone. My mother’s family, the Landrevilles and the Limoges have been in Quebec for several centuries. I am also proud of my Irish and British roots.
I went to French schools (including university) except for CÉGEP (I wanted a challenge). French is my mother tongue. It was only around the age of 5-6 that I started speaking full sentences in English. A big accent for several years.
I’m bilingual. I have studied and worked in both languages.
All that to say that whatever your name, your roots or your riding, I will be there for you.
I hope that I can count on your support during our virtual convention from March 18 to 20.
In the meantime, I look forward to discussing with you!
“He’s a team guy and he’s got the party’s logo tattooed on his heart.“
“It is with great pleasure that I endorse Matthew Conway’s candidacy for the Conservative Party of Canada‘s National Council. I have known Matthew for several years and even had the opportunity to hire him as a political advisor and researcher while I was Leader of the Government in the Senate.
Highly efficient and keenly intelligent, Matthew is a very loyal person who can be counted on with complete confidence. He’s a team guy and he’s got the party’s logo tattooed on his heart.”
— Senator Claude Carignan, P.C.
“He will be an excellent member of National Council.”
“I have known Matthew for over a decade and we had the honour of both being candidates in the 2011 general election. Matthew is committed to our party.
He has touched many facets of political operations, having also served as a political advisor in the Office of the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives where he was able to stand out through his advice. He will be an excellent member of National Council.”
— Pierre Paul-Hus, Member of Parliament, Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles
“I support Matthew wholeheartedly.”
“Knowing Matthew for many years and having worked with him when he was on the Hill, there is no doubt in my mind that he will tackle his responsibilities with rigour and commitment.
I support him wholeheartedly not only for our great Canadian Conservative family but also for us in Quebec, which he will proudly represent.”
— Bernard Généreux, Member of Parliament,
“I am proud and happy to support Matthew’s candidacy for National Council.“
“I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew during the leadership race. He is committed and has been involved in our party for a long time. He knows it well and has its best interests at heart. He is generous with his time and always available. He’s a good guy—a man who combines head and heart!
He will be a great addition to National Council. He is determined and a go-getter—essential qualities for our party.”
— Patricia Morrissette, Candidate, Rivière-du-Nord
“I have […] always known him to possess true conservative principles.“
“I have known Matthew for more than 15 years and have always known him to possess true conservative principles. A proud Quebecer and Canadian, Matthew has served our country, our province and our movement brilliantly, in multiple capacities.
I am proud to support his candidacy to continue that service and represent Quebec as a member of National Council.”
— Senator Leo Housakos
“We will be lucky to count on Matthew’s contribution to our party.“
“Matthew and I were colleagues for a few years. I am pleased to support him for a position on the Conservative Party of Canada’s National Council. Matthew is a proud Conservative and a proud Quebecer. He does not count his hours and will bring energy and creativity to our National Council.
I am sure that he will resolutely represent the interests of Quebec members while forging the necessary alliances with his colleagues. We will be lucky to count on Matthew’s contribution to our party.”
— Jean-Martin Masse, President, Joliette Conservative EDA & our Joliette Candidate (2019)
Both a native and current resident of Montreal, I am fluently bilingual (French and English) with French being my mother tongue. I have also been highly active in Quebec politics in the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) on top of my years helping and volunteering for the Conservative Party of Canada.
I hold a Bachelor of Law from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) along with a degree in Paralegal Technology from O’Sullivan College in Montreal where I received the Governor General’s Academic Medal for academic excellence in 2005.
My Decade As a Staffer
In my 10 years as a staffer, I have advised several Ministers, including the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Honourable Tony Clement, Honourable James Moore, Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, and the Honourable Senator Claude Carignan.
Years in Ottawa
During my time in Ottawa, I served as Press Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Tony Clement, handling day to day media relations and highly sensitive issues. I also served as a policy advisor as well as a legal and political researcher to the Honourable Senator Claude Carignan during his term as Leader of the Government in the Senate.
At Queen’s Park
During my time at Queen’s Park, I headed Francophone Affairs for Minister Mulroney including reaching a deal with the Government of Canada for the joint financing of a French Language University in Toronto, helping develop the framework for an upcoming Francophone Economic Development Plan, and led the preparations for the modernization of the upcoming French Language Services Act.
- Director, Francophone Affairs for the Minister of Francophone Affairs in Ontario
- Communications Advisor to the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition
- Policy Advisor and Researcher to the Leader of the Government in the Senate
- Press Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board
- Special Advisor for Quebec to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
- Quebec Advisor and Organizer for Erin O’Toole in the 2017 Leadership race
- Candidate, 2011 Federal Election and the 2008 Quebec Election
- Advisor for the following federal campaigns:
- Westmount-Ville-Marie (2006 and 2008)
- Pierrefonds-Dollard (2008)
- Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount and Shefford (2015)
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