The Orléans Conservative Electoral District Association (EDA) is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization focused on promoting the principles of the Conservative Party of Canada through active public outreach and citizen engagement in our beautiful community of Orléans. We believe that building a strong and prosperous Canada begins right here with families, friends, and neighbours, all doing our part to get involved and become active members of the Orléans community to ensure its future remains bright for many years to come.
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Royal Galipeau was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 to represent Orléans. In 2008, he was re-elected, the first Conservative MP in 136 years to win back-to-back elections in this constituency. He earned a third consecutive mandate in 2011, increasing again his plurality over his closest adversary.
Chair of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs and Federal Government Interlocutor on the City of Ottawa’s light-rail transit (LRT), Royal Galipeau is very active when it comes to issues that matter locally. A staunch defender of the LRT project since his years as a Gloucester City Councillor, Royal Galipeau was a major player in securing federal funding of $1.8 billion granted to the City of Ottawa to carry out the two phases of this project – the most ambitious project in Ottawa’s history since the construction of the Rideau Canal.
Royal Galipeau is also a life-long defender of the environment. He sponsored the Motion that proclaimed National Tree Day on the third Wednesday of every September. He is committed to protecting the Greenbelt against the building of an interprovincial bridge in Orléans, and he actively supported the federal investment of $100 million for the three phases of the Ottawa River Action Plan.
Using the federal assets in Ottawa’s East end as a base to build upon, which includes the National Research Council (NRC), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Royal Galipeau is working to attract new technology companies involved in R & D and cybersecurity to Orléans.
Royal Galipeau is also a history buff and an ardent defender of linguistic minorities. In the 1980s, he served as a director of TVOntario where he participated in the TFO implementation team.
Active member of the Standing Committee on Official Languages from 2011 to 2013, he was a major player in the renewal of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018, the most generous plan in history with an investment of more than $1.1 billion over five years. In the 41st Parliament, he intervened 215 times on the floor of the House of Commons. His voting record is 99.5% (1,218 times).
His family has been involved in community life and local politics for four generations. Both his grandfathers – Louis Galipeau and Omer Lacasse – were local municipal Councillors as well as his uncles Joseph-Édouard, Raymond, Bernard and Léon. As such, he has inherited a genuine concern for public service and advocating for the betterment of his community. A steadfast family man, Royal Galipeau has been married to Anne Pallascio for 41 years. They have four community-minded children, three sons and a daughter.