|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Sturgeon River—Parkland
|Assumed office |
October 23, 2017
|Preceded by||Rona Ambrose|
|Born||1990/1991 (age 28–29)|
St. Albert, Alberta
|Residence||Spruce Grove, Alberta|
|Alma mater||Trinity Western University (BA)|
|Branch/service||Canadian Army Reserve|
|Unit||Governor General's Foot Guards|
Dane Lloyd MP (born 1990 or 1991) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on October 23, 2017. Lloyd received 77.4 per cent of the vote, whereas the Liberal candidate received 12 per cent and the NDP candidate received 7.7 per cent of the vote.
Lloyd represents the electoral district of Sturgeon River—Parkland as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. He won his party's nomination over former Conservative Party leadership contender Rick Peterson, former political staffer Luke Inberg, and local party organizer Jamie Mozeson, who had been endorsed by outgoing MP Rona Ambrose.
Prior to his election to Parliament, Lloyd worked as a parliamentary advisor to St. Albert-Edmonton MP Michael Cooper. He also previously worked for the Honourable Ed Fast, former Minister of International Trade. Lloyd continues to serve as a Canadian Army reservist. He currently holds a commission as an infantry officer with the rank of lieutenant.
As a youth, Lloyd demonstrated his opposition to political correctness. In 2009, at the age of 18 he announced his intention to recruit enough members to create a National Rifle Association of Canada. He also espoused libertarian views on gun rights. However, during his 2017 election campaign, Lloyd stated that his views had changed since 2009 and he now favours a "commitment to cost-effective gun control programs designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals while respecting the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly." Lloyd also once referred to feminist activists at an Ontario University as 'feminazis' while commenting on a Facebook post regarding Guelph University's then-decision to close its women studies program—something he since regrets and says "is not a term he would use today". In 2015, he posted a comment on the Russia Today website opposing the removal of a 1945 memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park in Baltimore.
Lloyd was born in St. Albert, Alberta, where he was also raised. In 2014, he graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science. While completing his undergraduate studies, Lloyd was involved with the Trinity Western University Student Association, Laurentian Leadership Centre, and Trinity Western Model United Nations.
|Canadian federal by-election, October 23, 2017: Sturgeon River—Parkland|
Resignation of Rona Ambrose
|New Democratic||Shawna Gawreluck||1,606||7.7|
|Christian Heritage||Ernest Chauvet||605||2.9|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||20,844||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots|
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- "Conservative candidate in Ambrose's old riding regrets 'feminazis' remark". CTV News, October 4, 2017.
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