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January 11, 2020

Canada’s Conservatives Demand Accountability on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, James Bezan, Shadow Minister for National Defence, Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety, and Todd Doherty, Shadow Minister for Transport, issued the following statement calling on the Trudeau Liberals to take immediate action regarding the developing situation in Iran:“Last night, the Iranian regime took responsibility...

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December 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on One Year Anniversary of the Detention of two Canadians

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued this statement marking the one year anniversary of the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor by the Chinese government:“A year ago today two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the Chinese...

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December 06, 2019

Andrew Scheer statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre

Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre:“There were 14 of them. They were young, smart, and filled with ambition. Exactly 30 years ago today, these young women were heading to university.“When...

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December 03, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on NATO Leaders Meeting

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued this statement ahead the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders Meeting today in London, United Kingdom: Since 1949, Canada has been a committed member of NATO. We have stood shoulder to shoulder with our allies in Europe...

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Helena Konanz

Meet The Candidate

Helena has lived in the South Okanagan for over 25 years. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and played for the UCLA national championship tennis team. Helena traveled the world as a professional tennis player, playing in tournaments such as Wimbledon and the US Open, achieving a top 100 world ranking.

After tennis, Helena went on to work for NIKE at their world headquarters in Portland Oregon, where she met her future husband Adam. They married and lived in Vancouver where she worked as a footwear buyer for Superstar Athletic Company. After having their first child Zakary, the couple moved to Adam’s home town of Penticton and they had their second child, Zoe.
After moving to Penticton they opened their small business, Konanz Chiropractic Centre, inside Okanagan Chiropractic Centre, and they recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Helena was first elected onto Penticton City Council in 2011, garnering the second highest votes that year, and was re-elected in 2014 as one of the top vote-getters. Helena also represented the city on the board of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen(RDOS), the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA), the Southern Interior Municipal Employers Association (SIMEA), and was council liaison to many organizations including the Penticton Industrial Development Association and the Penticton Chamber of Commerce.

While on city council Helena always voted in a conservative and fiscally responsible manner, fighting tirelessly to keep both taxes and electric rates low. She was also tremendously responsive to her constituents, answering emails, phone-calls and setting up many personal meetings with concerned citizens.

Helena attained her master’s degree at UBC Okanagan in Political Science in Fall, 2018.
She has won seven national Canadian tennis championships and has spent nearly a decade volunteering as a coach for the Penticton Secondary School Tennis Team. She has... Read Bio