1. Download Lobbying Document

2. Download Tips on Effective Lobbying Document

3. Templates

Email

Honorable [name],

I’m a resident of [community name], and I was hoping to meet with you to discuss policies to support Health Canada’s new healthy eating recommendations. Is there a good time this week to meet in person?

Sincerely,

Name
Address
City, Province
Postal Code
Email
Phone
(This information is required to verify you are a constituent in the MP’s riding.)

Phone call

Some supporters have found that phoning the office first, and following up with an email is most effective to secure a meeting.

Script:
Hello, my name is “x” and I am a constituent of (“MP Name’s) riding.  I am calling you today as I would like to schedule a meeting with them to talk about a subject that is very important to me and will influence my vote. (You are not required to say what the subject is.)

How can I arrange for a meeting with them?

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  • If the office admin says they have no availability before the election, ask when they have town halls or office drop ins scheduled before the election. You can also usually subscribe to emails or events from their website.
  • If the office admin says they will look into a meeting, advise them you will follow up with an email, and ask for their name and email address as well.

So now you are ready to send a follow up email to your MPs office.  Here is a sample script and you can use as well if you don’t want to call the office first.

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Karen McCrimmon, MP

I am writing to your office today as I would like to schedule a meeting with you to discuss a subject that is very important to me.  It will take no more than 20 minutes of your time to review the material.

On “x” date, I called your office and spoke with “x” who said they would look into a time to meet with you, preferably before the October 21 election.

I look forward to a favourable response.

Sincerely,

Name
Address
City, Province
Postal Code
Email
Phone
(This information is required to verify you are a constituent in the MP’s riding.)