Mitchell to run for federal Liberals

STRATFORD – Local Liberals are set to gather  in Stratford for a “Team Trudeau” 2019 nomination meeting on Aug. 12.

Pirie Mitchell is expected to be nominated as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Perth-Wellington.

The meeting will begin at 7pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8 at B-804 Ontario Street in Stratford.

Liberal party riding officials state Mitchell has “deep roots in the community and a passionate commitment to building a better future for families throughout the region.”

Following a career as an elementary and secondary special education teacher, he went on to lead churches in St. Marys, Stratford and Palmerston as a minister with the United Church of Canada.

Mitchell and his wife Ruth are “proud parents and grandparents,” with five children and three grandchildren between them.

A press release from the riding association states Mitchell is committed to working with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to protect the environment, lower the cost of living for families and “offer real help for everyone, right here in Perth-Wellington.”

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