Conservative Nominees Announced, Date for Candidate Vote Set

Guelph’s Conservative Electoral District Association (EDA) has announced that it will be either Dr. Ashish Sachan or Derek Matisz that will be their candidate in the 2019 Federal Election. Local Conservatives will meet in the first week of June to determine which one it will be.

Dr. Sachan is a the chief science officer of a green technology company, he’s licensed in Toxicology by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), and he recently edited a book called Food Toxicology – Current Advances and Future Challenges.

Dr. Sachan immigrated to Guelph from the United States with his family in 2013, and has been actively involved the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership Leadership Council since 2015 and serves as the president of the Hindu Society of Guelph, according to a Conservative Party press release.

Matisz, meanwhile, is a senior executive at a consulting firm, and is a certified project manager with a master’s degree in public policy and administration. When not working, Matisz serves on a number of local boards, has volunteered as a mentor, and is a member of the local Rotary Club.

As the Conservative candidate, Matisz says he wants to “fight to keep taxes low, reject the Carbon Tax, expore Guelph’s green technology nationally and internationally, increase transit in and out of the city, increase investment in the city, building a Canadian data strategy, and help repair Canada’s image on the world stage.”

Whether it’s Dr. Sachan or Matisz who will run for Guelph in October, it will be for Conservative members to decide between them first. The nomination meeting will take place on Thursday June 6 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre on Scottsdale. Doors open at 6 pm, the nomination meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Acclaimed candidates in Guelph so far include incumbent Lloyd Longfield for the Liberal Party, Steve Dyck for the Green Party, and Mark Paralovos for the People’s Party.

Election Day is October 21.

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