PC Party Leadership Convention

THE PC PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE
HALIFAX EXHIBITION CENTRE
ON OCTOBER 26TH AND 27TH, 2018!

A FEW NOTES AHEAD OF THE CONVENTION

Only a few more days until we choose the next leader of the NS PC Party! We are excited and are sure you are as well.

There are a few things to know before you arrive at the Halifax Exhibition Centre on Friday. 

Registration: Some of you have not voted by mail and plan to vote at the Convention.  In order to vote at the Convention, you must be registered no later than 9:00 am Saturday morning. There are two opportunities to register:

  • Friday from 2:00 pm – 6:45 pm; and
  • Saturday from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.

Delegates must register to pick up their convention badge (to be worn at all times on site) and voter ID PIN during the hours listed above if they intend to vote on site Saturday, during the convention.

* We want to flag for you that failure to register and pick up your PIN at the above mentioned times will mean you cannot vote on site.

If you have a friend or family member who did not register in advance, please bring them along! On-site registration is still available and as long as you are a Party member, you are eligible to vote. 

Convention Voting: Before casting a ballot, you will be required to show one piece of government issued, photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport or other ID or document that proves your identity and address.

First ballot voting will take place from 10:30 am to 12 noon, and the results will determine if there are subsequent ballots.

Getting Here and Getting Around:   Please note that the Macdonald Bridge will be closed on Saturday beginning at 7:00 am so be sure to make allowances for possible congestion on the MacKay Bridge and other routes into Halifax.

There will be a shuttle bus running on a loop, available for delegates to access transportation to five local hotels: the Best Western Chocolate Lake; Comfort Inn Bayers Lake; Coastal Inn Bayers Lake; Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Future Inn Bayers Lake. The shuttle will operate during the following times:

  • Friday, October 26 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and then 10:00 pm – 1 am.  (Last bus leaves Exhibition Centre at 1:00 am after Hospitality Suites).
  • Saturday, October 27 from 8:00 am – 12 noon.

If you are at one of the hotels waiting for the shuttle and you want to know how where the bus is on the loop, call Rob, our volunteer transport coordinator at 902-999-6167. 

Food and Drink: Food will be available for purchase at the Exhibition Centre from 5:30 – 11:00 pm on Friday, and 9 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday.  At the opening reception there will be a cash bars.  The hospitality suites will also have their own cash bars.  ATM Machines are available on site. Please note that ID will be required for those who may be under 25.  

You can view the program of events below.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!!

Chris D’Entremont and Tara Erskine, Co-chairs of the Leadership Selection Committee

Convention Program:

*Exact times subject to change

Friday, October 26

2:00 – 6:45 pm           Registration* 

5:30 -6:45 pm             Welcome Reception for All Convention Attendees

7:00 pm                       Convention Opening and Candidate                                                                Presentations

10:00 pm                    On-Site Hospitality Suites Hosted by                                                             Leadership Candidates        

* Please note: entrance to main venue does not open until 5:30 pm but delegates are free to register in the afternoon and return at 5:30 pm.

Saturday, October 27

8:00 – 9:00 am          Registration

10:00 am                       Review of Voting Process and Rules

10:30 am -12:00 pm    First Ballot Voting

12:00 – 1:00 pm          Tribute & Thank You To Leader Karla                                                              MacFarlane

                                       The Honourable Andrew Scheer,                                                                      Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

                                     

1:00 pm                         First Ballot Results

          *Remainder of Events Depend on Outcome of First Ballot*

                Address by New Leader of the Nova Scotia PC Party

Hotel Information

Click on the tabs on the left to find information about each hotel that is offering preferred rates to those attending the PC Party Leadership Convention on October 26th and 27th, 2018. 

Please make sure you are using the correct booking reference when reserving your accommodations.

Thank you!

Coastal Inn

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-855-603-8999

Booking Reference: PC Party of Nova Scotia

Distance from venue: 2km

Price of room (before tax): $129 – standard room, $149 – suite

Comfort Hotel

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-902-405-4555

Booking Reference: 3383147

Distance from venue: 2km

Price of room (before tax): $159

Best Western Chocolate Lake

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-902-477-5611

Booking Reference: PC Party Leadership Convention

Distance from venue: 4km

Price of room (before tax): $130

Future Inns Halifax

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-800-565-0700

Booking Reference: 1810Conservative

Distance from venue: 4.5km

Price of room (before tax): $129

Atlantica Hotel

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-902-423-1161

Booking Reference: PC Party of Nova Scotia

Distance from venue: 8.2km

Price of room (before tax): $139

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-902-444-6700

Booking Reference: PC Party of Nova Scotia

Distance from venue: 10km

Price of room (before tax): $145

Chateau Bedford Hotel and Suites

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-902-445-1100

Booking Reference: PC Leadership Convention

Distance from venue: 9.8km

Price of room (before tax): $119

The Westin Nova Scotian

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-902-421-1000

Booking Reference: PC Party of Nova Scotia

Distance from venue: 11km

Price of room (before tax): $169

Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites

Book by visiting their website or calling 1-902-423-6331

Booking Reference: 40434

Distance from venue: 9.1km

Price of room (before tax): $169