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Pettapiece secures nomination

Acclaimed - MPP Randy Pettapiece, centre, was acclaimed as nominee for the Progressive Conservative party in Perth-Wellington in the next provincial election at a meeting in Monkton on Jan. 28. Matthew Rae of Harriston, left, will serve as the new president of the Perth-Wellington Progressive Conservative Association, replacing outgoing president Warren Howard of Listowel, right.  Submitted photo

Pettapiece secures nomination

MONKTON - Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece will be the riding’s Progressive Conservative candidate for the next provincial election, expected in June 2018.

Pettapiece was acclaimed at a meeting of the Perth-Wellington Progressive Conservative Association at the Elma-Logan Community Centre on Jan. 28.

A press release from the  riding association states Pettapiece believes “after years of rising hydro bills, waste and mismanagement,” Ontario is ready for a change.

“Our biggest priority must be getting to government,” Pettapiece stated.

He said PC leader Patrick Brown, is well prepared to be premier and, “works as hard as anybody I’ve ever seen.”

Pettapiece paid tribute to outgoing Perth-Wellington PC association president Warren Howard of Listowel for nearly seven years of leadership, both as riding president and as his campaign manager in the last two elections.

Pettapiece also thanked his supporters and riding association officials.

“I need your help,” he said. “I need your advice on the issues important to you, and I need you to support our team.”

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson thanked the association for supporting Pettapiece.

“We work hard to tell people what matters in southwestern Ontario, and why it matters,” she said.

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott was not able to attend the meeting but sent a message.

“Since his election in 2011, Randy has been a stalwart member of our Ontario PC caucus,” Arnott wrote.

“His honesty, decency, and sincere commitment to the people of his riding are displayed every working day at Queen’s Park and around Perth-Wellington.”

Following the nomination, the association installed a new executive. Matthew Rae of Harriston will serve as the new president.

“To everyone who wants to see a change in government, now is the time to get involved,” said Rae.

Rae encouraged everyone who is interested in joining  the association to contact him at 519-503-7874 or by email at


February 3, 2017


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