Your Fraser Regional Association
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The Fraser Regional Association is an electoral district association (EDA) that represents more than one electoral district. In our case, we represent the executive and administrative arm of the People's Party of Canada at the district level.
An electoral district, more commonly referred to as a constituency or riding, is a geographical zone with boundaries based on population. It is the building block on which Canada’s representative democracy is built. Each electoral district is made up of roughly 80,000 eligible voters and there are currently 338 electoral districts from coast to coast to coast.
Just as electoral districts are the building blocks of Canadian democracy, an electoral district association (EDA) is the local building block of the Party infrastructure, a franchise so to speak. It plays an integral role in electoral success at the district level as it engages with its constituents year-round and supports candidates during the election period.
An Electoral District Association (EDA) is an organization of party members residing in a certain electoral district that act as the party infrastructure at the local level. EDAs are legal entities that must comply with legislation and by-laws set out by Elections Canada in the Canada Elections Act.
As a party directly representing the best interests of all Canadians, the PPC functions in a decentralized fashion with Electoral District Associations taking on the bulk of responsibilities in local organizations and their respective Provincial and Regional Coordinators providing support. The main Party infrastructure at National Headquarters will provide guidance and direction.
Paraphrased from the People's Party of Canada EDA Manual, 2018
Fraser Regional Association Goals
Support and promote the principles, policies, and objectives of the Party
Raise money and organise finances to support the Association and the Candidate
Reach out to, and select a candidate to represent the constituency and the Party
Seek out and recruit new Party members and volunteers