Federal Conservative candidate John Nater hosted a coffee hour here with area MPPs Ted Arnott (Wellington-Halton Hills) and Randy Pettapiece (Perth-Wellington) on April 25. Both MPPs expressed support for Nater.
“John represents a new generation of leadership,” said Arnott. “His energy, along with his impressive experience at all levels of government, have well prepared him to serve the people of Perth-Wellington.”
“I’ve always admired Ted’s integrity and commitment to his constituents,” Nater said of Arnott, an Arthur native.
Having worked for Pettapiece, who currently represents Perth-Wellington including Arthur in the provincial legislature, Nater expressed appreciation for his support.
“Working with Randy was indeed a privilege,” he said. “People know he is capable, persistent and trustworthy. I’m honoured to have his support.”
Nater also commented on the recently unveiled balanced budget. “This budget reflects the values and priorities of folks in places like Arthur,” he said. “It supports families and small businesses; it also recognizes the priorities that are important to each municipality.”
Noting the presence of several municipal officials, Nater noted he looks forward to working with local mayors and councils to help identify infrastructure priorities.
Pointing to the budget’s heritage investments, he added: “I think we are all looking forward to the ways the Canada 150 Fund can help towns like Arthur, Canada’s most patriotic village, to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Confederation.”