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The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has named Timmins mayor George Pirie its candidate for the Timmins riding in next June’s provincial election.
The nomination was confirmed during a riding association attended by Premier Doug Ford and several members of his cabinet Monday night.
At a news conference at the Timmins and District Hospital earlier in the day, Ford called Pirie “one of the greatest mayors in the province”.
Sixty-eight-year-old Pirie’s family has been in the Porcupine for more than a century.
Prior to becoming mayor in 2018, he spent over 35 years as a mining executive. That includes being president and CEO of three mining companies.
The provincial election will be held Thurs., June 2nd, 2022.