Congratulatory Letters

TOOLS: Model Congratulatory Letters [PDF] 

Congratulatory letters continue to develop the relationship with elected officials. Elected officials remember who has congratulated and thanked them, and who has not. Use the Model Congratulatory Letters [PDF] to guide you in writing your own congratulatory letters.

There are several types of congratulatory letters. Leaders' letters may be sent immediately after Election Day. Ministers and/or Critics letters may be sent as soon as they are appointed, usually within a few weeks of Election Day. Remember, election as a member of the provincial legislature, regardless of any other position, is an honour in itself and is to be congratulated. If you sent an election questionnaire, refer to it and any commitments you received in reply.

Leaders

  • A leader who has been re-elected as Premier;
  • A leader who is newly elected and has won government;
  • A leader who has been re-elected to his/her riding and maintained his/her opposition status;
  • A leader who is newly elected to his/her riding and opposition status;
  • A leader who has been re-elected to his/her riding, but has lost status as Premier or Leader of the Opposition.

Ministers

  • A minister who has been re-elected and re-appointed to their previous post;
  • A minister who has been re-elected, but appointed to another post;
  • A minister who has been re-elected, but not re-appointed to any post;
  • A minister who is newly elected and appointed to a new post;
  • A minister who has been re-elected, but is no longer in government.

Critics

  • A critic who has been re-elected and re-appointed to their previous post;
  • A critic who has been re-elected, but appointed to another post;
  • A critic who has been re-elected, but not re-appointed to any post;
  • A critic who is newly elected and appointed to a new post;
  • A critic who has been re-elected, but is no longer in the official opposition.
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