MEET YOUR NEW MP,
We did it, HKLB! Thank you for your support! The people of Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock spoke loud and clear on election night. And I heard you! This is my home, and I am proud to live here. I will be your bright blue representative in Ottawa. We have much to do…
$200M for local infrastructure!Since 2008, the Conservative Government put almost $200 MILLION directly back into Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock! What did we buy with our tax dollars? We built arenas. We improved sports fields, trails, and conservation. We supported colleges, airports, libraries, and community centres. We upgraded roads and transit. We renovated buildings to make them accessible for seniors and those with disabilities. We improved water quality, and encouraged technology innovation. We supported affordable housing and youth employment. We funded concert, music, and art organizations. We stimulated construction and we created jobs. Click here to see what our taxes bought!
Conservative PlatformA strong economy, low taxes, millions of jobs, free trade, income credits—In 2015 alone, our low-tax plan will return as much as $6 600 back into the hands of each hardworking family in Canada.
Click here for our platform
Get in the know!
Here are some things you should know about your Conservative Candidate, as well as information on upcoming events:
Who is Jamie Schmale?
With a strong background in radio, journalism, and, for the past 11 years, politics, Jamie is the new face of the Conservative Party for HKLB.
Prior to entering politics, Jamie attended Fenelon Falls High School and Loyalist College, graduating from the Radio Broadcasting program. Jamie started his career as News Anchor and later News Director for CHUM Media. Covering news, municipal politics, and sports for 91.9FM Radio CKLY in Lindsay, Jamie covered the horrific attacks of 9/11, the blackout of 2003, and the amalgamation of the 16 municipalities of Victoria County into what is now the single-tier City of Kawartha Lakes.
Raised in Bobcaygeon, he now calls Lindsay his home with his wife, Julia (since 2003), and his 3-year-old son, Declan. A local professional, husband, father, and volunteer, Jamie is actively involved in local sports both as a cheering dad to Declan and as the referee assignor for Minor Hockey.
He is the go-to guy when it comes to being the Master of Ceremonies for fundraising campaigns and committees, including: the Victoria County United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Victoria-Haliburton, Easter Seals, Community Care, Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief’s Annual Ball, Kawartha Lakes Awareness Fair, the Multiple Sclerosis Walk, Lindsay Canada Day, COKL Awareness Fair, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, and the Lindsay EX parade committee.
As MP Barry Devolin’s Campaign Manager since 2004, Jamie helped Barry win his riding by a larger plurality each time in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011. As Barry’s Executive Assistant, a position that he enjoyed for eleven years, Jamie oversaw relations, media management, communications, and outreach. He also managed large, ongoing local issues such as the Trent Severn Waterway. Jamie could often be seen attending events across the riding representing the Government of Canada when Barry was not available. In 2014, Jamie was nominated by the Conservative party to become the next Conservative candidate for the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock (HKLB) riding.
Jamie is ready to continue his momentum, using his skills, experience, and energy to represent the people of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in Ottawa as the new Member of Parliament for our riding.
His political involvement
2015: MP Elect – Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
2015: Returning Officer, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leadership – Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
2014: Candidate for Nomination
2014: Candidate, Conservative Party of Canada, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
2013: National Convention, Calgary – Delegate
2011: Campaign Manager, Re-Elect Barry Devolin Campaign
2010-2014: HKLB CPC Communications Committee, Chair
2009-2010: HKLB Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, Board Member
2008: Campaign Manager, Re-Elect Barry Devolin Campaign
2008: National Convention, Winnipeg – Delegate
2006: Campaign Manager, Re-Elect Barry Devolin Campaign
2006-Present: Executive Assistant, Barry Devolin, MP
2006: Present: HKLB CPC Election Readiness Committee, Chair
2005: National Convention, Montreal – Delegate
2004-2005: Manager of Media and Stakeholder Relations – Barry Devolin, MP
2004: Campaign Manager, Barry Devolin Campaign
2004-Present: HKLB Conservative Party of Canada, Board Member
2003: Candidate for nomination, HKLB Conservative Party of Canada
2002-Present: Member, HKLB Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
2002-2003: HKLB Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Board Member
2013-2014: Co-Emcee – Lindsay Jolly Jog
2013: Co-Emcee – Lindsay Jolly Jog
2012-Present: Referee Assignor: Brock Minor Hockey
2010-2012: Race Director – Kawartha Lakes 5K and One Mile Challenge
2010-2011: Referee Assignor: Sunderland Minor Hockey
2010-2011: Referee Assignor: Brock Minor Hockey (Beaverton/Cannington)
2009-Present: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Community Task Force – Communications
2007-Present: Lindsay Central Exhibition Parade Committee – Communications Chair
2004-Present: Referee Assignor : Ops Minor Hockey Association
2004-Present: Referee Assignor: Lindsay Minor Hockey Association
2004-Present: Referee Assignor: Central Ontario Wolves AAA Hockey Association
2009: Member of the Lindsay-Nayoro, Japan Twinning Committee
2006-Present: Lindsay Canada Day Emcee
2008-Present: Multiple Sclerosis Walk (Kawartha Lakes): Honourary Co-Chair
2008: City of Kawartha Lakes Awareness Fair Master of Ceremonies
2006-2007: Communications Chair: 150th Anniversary of the Town of Lindsay Parade Committee
2007: City of Kawartha Lakes United Way Fundraising Campaign Cabinet member
2007: City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief’s Annual Ball: Master of Ceremonies
2006: City of Kawartha Lakes Community Care: Public Relations Committee
2002-2004: City of Kawartha Lakes Easter Seals: Communications Chair
2000: Victoria County United Way/Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Victoria-Haliburton: Celebrity Skip
1998-2001: Referee In-Chief: Bobcaygeon Minor Hockey Association
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Tories on Target FAQs
What is this event?
This is the 5th Annual Tories on Target shooting fundraiser in support of the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Conservative Party of Canada Riding Association.
Where is this event being held?
MilCun Training Center (MilCun Marksmanship Complex) is a registered Ontario company, founded in 1996 and located 6km north of Kinmount.
How many weapons will be available to shoot?
The handguns available will be mostly Glocks and M&P’s (tactical-style pistols) in .22 calibre, 9mm and .40 calibre.
Will there be supervision while on the range?
Yes. Licensed and experienced instructors will be on site at all times. In addition, a brief safety training session is mandatory for all shooters prior to entering the range (morning and afternoon).
How many rounds with each weapon?
Participants will be provided with sufficient ammunition for the amount of allotted time in the range. If people in the first group would like to keep shooting over the lunch hour, or people from the second group would like continue shooting from 3pm to 4pm, additional rounds can be purchased from MilCun.
Can I bring my own handgun and/or rifle?
Yes. You are welcome to bring your personal handgun and/or rifles with your own ammunition. The owner will be responsible for arranging his/her own travel permit with local police. Firearms over .50 calibre are not permitted.
What kind of targets will I be shooting?
The targets will be stationary targets about 5 to 10 metres in distance. At the end of your time, you will receive your used target complete with a certificate of accomplishment from MilCun Training Centre.
- No alcohol or smoking is allowed on site.
- Eye and ear protection must be worn at all times while on the firing line. if you have your own equipment, please bring it with you.
- The facility is located 6km north of Kinmount. For security reasons, only participants can attend. The exact address will be given to those people only.
For more information please contact Derrick at 705-879-2210 or Chris Henley at 705-953-5855.
Who are the people of Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock?The people here are as strong as our riding is beautiful. We put our hands to hard work, our voices to causes, and our hearts and minds to the challenges we face. We take care of our neighbours. We teach our children how to learn good things, grow good crops, make good choices, and respect those who have done these things a good deal longer than they have! We are a polite people who roll up our sleeves for the good of our towns, and we take our weekends seriously. We hear loons and frogs when we sleep, but we're a cozy drive from Toronto when we want a louder scene. We are farmers, machinists, protectors, and conservationists. We are gardeners, artists, doctors, trades people, and store owners. We pitch in and we take pride in our old buildings, stretches of natural land, and common sense. We have history, morals, and intention. And we know how to enjoy life here together.
“There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.”
—Sir Winston Churchill