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January 11, 2020

Canada’s Conservatives Demand Accountability on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, James Bezan, Shadow Minister for National Defence, Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety, and Todd Doherty, Shadow Minister for Transport, issued the following statement calling on the Trudeau Liberals to take immediate action regarding the developing situation in Iran:“Last night, the Iranian regime took responsibility...

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December 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on One Year Anniversary of the Detention of two Canadians

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued this statement marking the one year anniversary of the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor by the Chinese government:“A year ago today two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the Chinese...

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December 06, 2019

Andrew Scheer statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre

Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre:“There were 14 of them. They were young, smart, and filled with ambition. Exactly 30 years ago today, these young women were heading to university.“When...

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December 03, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on NATO Leaders Meeting

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued this statement ahead the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders Meeting today in London, United Kingdom: Since 1949, Canada has been a committed member of NATO. We have stood shoulder to shoulder with our allies in Europe...

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Terry Dowdall

Meet The Candidate

An experienced and trusted community member who is proud to call Simcoe-Grey home!

Terry Dowdall has had 18 years of municipal experience, serving the Township of Essa, most recently as Mayor.  He served as a Simcoe County councillor since 2003, and was elected in 2014 and again in 2016 as the County’s Deputy Warden.  He finished his municipal career serving as the Acting Warden of Simcoe County, when he won the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) nomination in March 2018, for Simcoe-Grey. Additionally, he has served three terms on the board of directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.  The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal governments since 1901.  Its board is comprised of elected municipal officials   from various sized communities across Canada.  FCM carries the municipal message to the federal government.  

A champion of the community and keen on building relationships across sectors

Terry has forged strong partnerships with representatives from the public and private sectors, in order to effectively advance key inter-municipal initiatives, including infrastructure and development projects, area transportation systems, policing models, housing strategies, and budgetary and funding issues.  He was also instrumental in orchestrating a pilot partnership with the Township of Essa, the Simcoe County District School Board, and the Nottawasaga OPP, to develop a model whereby shared space would enable the construction of new facilities in the community, all under one roof, using different sources of funding.  This initiative resulted in significant cost savings to the tax payers. 

A local small business owner who raised his family in Simcoe-Grey

His meaningful and directly relevant public sector experience is complemented by his private sector background as a small business and commercial property owner.  As an employer, Terry gained strong financial management, leadership and business skills. ... Read Bio