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December 7, 2016

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Amanda Simard wins new PC Ontario candidate

Candice Vetter

Villager Staff

EMBRUN — Russell Township Councillor Amanda Simard is the new Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

She was acclaimed last week. Her nomination meeting was to be held on Sat., Dec. 3, in Embrun. But her only opponent, Derek Duval, was disqualified by the party, with the official reason being a video made many years ago showing locker room hijinks.

Simard hopes her Francophone roots, bilingualism and gender will help gain Conservative voters in the next provincial election in this traditionally Liberal riding.

“Amanda brings a wealth of experience and an important perspective to our modern, inclusive, and pragmatic Ontario PC team,” said party leader Patrick Brown. “Amanda is a popular local city councillor, a law graduate from the University of Ottawa, and very active in the francophone community. I have no doubt that Amanda will be a powerful voice for the people of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell at Queen’s Park.”