Key MPs Set to meet with CCSTA at Oct. 31 Lobby Day

Andrew ScheerCCSTA Board of Directors are set to meet with key political players from across Canada this week, including the Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer.

Scheer was elected as the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada in May, 2017. This comes after serving as the youngest Speaker of the House of Commons in the country’s history. He was elected within the Regina—Qu'Appelle riding in Saskatchewan.

The CCSTA Board of Directors will sit down with him for a 20-minute discussion on Oct. 30 about the importance of Catholic education within the Canadian education system.

The following day, CCSTA Board of Directors will split up to meet with other MPs from across the country including:

  • Earl Dreeshen, CPC MP (Alberta)
  • Peter Fonseca, LIB MP (Ontario)
  • Chandra Arya, LIB MP (Ontario)
  • Lloyd Longfield, LIB MP (Ontario)
  • Harold Albrecht, CPC MP (Ontario)
  • Todd Doherty, CPC MP (British Columbia)
  • Marco Mendicino, LIB MP (Ontario)
  • Charlie Angus, NDP MP (Ontario)
  • Terry Sheehan, LIB MP (Ontario)
  • Francesco Sorbara, LIB MP (Ontario)
  • Omar Alghabra, LIB MP (Ontario)
  • Chris Bittle, LIB MP (Ontario)

“Each MP we’re meeting with gives us the opportunity to connect and build lasting relationships,” says CCSTA President Marino Gazzola. “It’s so important to have these discussions so that there is full awareness about how much of a role Catholic education plays within our society.”

A reception will take place on Tuesday evening, where MPs, key staff and CCSTA will gather for networking and conversation.


(photo credit:  By Andrew Scheer -, CC0,