Dane Lloyd

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Dane Lloyd

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Dane Lloyd in the House of Commons
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Sturgeon River—Parkland
Assumed office
October 23, 2017
Preceded byRona Ambrose
Personal details
Born1990/1991 (age 28–29)[1]
St. Albert, Alberta
Political partyConservative
ResidenceSpruce Grove, Alberta
Alma materTrinity Western University (BA)
Military service
Allegiance Canada
Branch/serviceCanadian Army Reserve
UnitGovernor 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Prior to his election to Parliament, Lloyd worked as a parliamentary advisor to St. Albert-Edmonton MP Michael Cooper.[1] He also previously worked for the Honourable Ed Fast, former Minister of International Trade. Lloyd continues to serve as a Canadian Army reservist.[4] He currently holds a commission as an infantry officer with the rank of lieutenant.

As a youth, Lloyd demonstrated his opposition to political correctness.[4] 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."[4] 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".[5] 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.[4]

Lloyd was born in St. Albert, Alberta, where he was also raised.[1] In 2014, he graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science.[6] While completing his undergraduate studies, Lloyd was involved with the Trinity Western University Student Association, Laurentian Leadership Centre, and Trinity Western Model United Nations.[6]

Advocacy for the Families of Victims of Crime[edit]

St. Albert residents Lyle and Marie McCann went missing in July 2010 on a road trip from their home town to Chiliwack BC. Their charred motor home was discovered a few days later, resulting in a search that led to the arrest of Travis Vader for their murder[7]. While Vader is still unwilling to assist authorities in locating the McCanns’ remains he will be eligible for parole in 2021[8]. This was the catalyst for Lloyd’s commitment, in the 2017 Sturgeon River-Parkland Conservative Nomination, to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that would help families recover the remains of their loved ones[9]. The McCann’s oldest son, Bret McCann, worked with Lloyd in drafting of the bill after he was elected[10].

In March 2019, Lloyd introduced Private Member’s Bill C-437, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Prisons and Reformatories Act, also known as McCanns’ Law. If passed, willingness to assist authorities to locate the remains of the victim(s) would be a consideration for parole eligibility for someone convicted in the death of a person. According to Lloyd “the hope is not to necessarily punish people more, but to give them (an) incentive to cooperate, to give relevant information on the location of the bodies and then enable the families to have the closure of a funeral[11].”

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Sturgeon River—Parkland
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Dane Lloyd 53,235 77.5 +0.14
New Democratic Guy Desforges 6,940 10.1 +2.40
Liberal Ronald Brochu 4,696 6.8 -5.23
Green Cass Romyn 1,745 2.5 -
People's Tyler Beauchamp 1,625 2.4 -
Christian Heritage Ernest Chauvet 416 0.6 -2.30
Total valid votes/Expense limit 68,657 100.0
Total rejected ballots 314
Turnout 68,971 74.2
Eligible voters 92,965
Conservative hold Swing -2.26
Source: Elections Canada[12][13]
Canadian federal by-election, October 23, 2017: Sturgeon River—Parkland
Resignation of Rona Ambrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dane Lloyd 16,125 77.4
Liberal Brian Gold 2,508 12.0
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
Turnout 23.69
Eligible voters 87,968


  1. ^ a b c Henderson, Jennifer (August 16, 2017). "Two join nomination race for Sturgeon River – Parkland". St. Albert Gazette. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Conservative candidate poised to replace Rona Ambrose in Sturgeon River-Parkland". Edmonton Journal, October 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Cole, Jesse (October 26, 2017). "Lloyd wins, heads to Ottawa as MP for Sturgeon River - Parkland". The Stony Plain Reporter. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Dane Lloyd, Federal Tory Candidate, Once Tried To Start A Canadian NRA 'Movement'". The Huffington Post, October 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Conservative candidate in Ambrose's old riding regrets 'feminazis' remark". CTV News, October 4, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Dane Lloyd on LinkedIn, accessed on March 2, 2018.
  7. ^ SUN, Calgary; News; Alberta; Email, Share Alberta RCMP arrest Travis Vader again in connection to murders of Lyle and Marie McCann Tumblr Pinterest Google Plus Reddit LinkedIn; Tumblr; Pinterest; Plus, Google; Reddit; LinkedIn (2014-12-20). "Alberta RCMP arrest Travis Vader again in connection to murders of Lyle and Marie McCann | Calgary Sun". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  8. ^ Purdy, Chris; September 20, The Canadian Press Updated; 2017 (2017-09-20). "'No body, no parole:' Alberta candidate wants law to help victims' families | Calgary Herald". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  9. ^ News, Local (2017-09-20). "'No body, no parole:' Alberta candidate wants law to help victims' families | National Post". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  10. ^ March 1, Joshua Aldrich Published on; March 1, 2019 | Last Updated; Est, 2019 7:46 Pm (2019-03-01). "MP Lloyd presents McCanns' Law in Parliament". Spruce Grove Examiner. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  11. ^ "Lloyd introduces McCanns Law". StAlbertToday.ca. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  12. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 5, 2019.