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Businessman Mitch Bonnar Yarmouth's PC candidate in next provincial election

Mitch Bonnar of Yarmouth is running for the PC party in the 2017 provincial election.
Mitch Bonnar of Yarmouth is running for the PC party in the 2017 provincial election.

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Local businessman and community volunteer Mitch Bonnar will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Yarmouth in the next provincial election. 

Bonnar, the president of Tri-Star Charters and for 27 years co-owner of Tri-Star Industries, says the McNeil Liberals are taking Nova Scotia in the wrong direction and it’s time for a change.

“We need to get the economy growing so we can create jobs and make investments in important areas like healthcare and education,” said Bonnar in a media release issued by the PC Party. “Jamie Baillie’s Progressive Conservatives have a vision for Nova Scotia and a plan of action to get the province moving in the right direction. I’m excited to be on the winning team.”

Bonnar says Baillie is the right choice for Premier.

“Nova Scotia needs a leader who has what it takes to get us in a position where we’re creating jobs and moving forward again,” said Bonnar. “Nova Scotia has flatlined with Stephen McNeil in charge. Jamie Baillie will turn things around.”

In the media release Baillie says he’s thrilled to have someone of Bonnar’s high caliber stepping forward for the Progressive Conservatives.

“We need more strong local leaders like Mitch Bonnar stepping forward for public life,” said Baillie. “His experiences in business and in the community will make him a key member of the next Progressive Conservative government.”

In addition to his work with Tr-Star and other local businesses, Bonnar is a high-profile community leader. He is the president of the Yarmouth Arts Council. He has also volunteered with Yarmouth RibsFest, minor hockey and other community projects. He is an owner of the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners club.

Also running in the Yarmouth riding in the next provincial election will be incumbent MLA Zach Churchill for the Liberals and NDP candidate David Olie.

The PC Party of Nova Scotia is still in the process of lining up its candidates for the next provincial election, expected to be called very soon.

Jim David of the PC Party Office says potential candidates were invited to put their names forward. Bonnar was the only one to step forward in Yarmouth and has been acclaimed as the Yarmouth candidate. There are a couple of PC nomination meetings taking place elsewhere in the province over the next few days.

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