Press Releases


An Open Letter to the Prime Minister

October 22, 2019

The Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Congratulations on securing a minority government in Canada’s 43rd general election. I look forward to working cooperatively with you in Parliament on issues of shared concern in the coming months. However, as a member ...


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Historic Elm Tree Coming to St. Marys

August 21, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release Perth—Wellington, ON – An historic elm tree will be planted in the Town of St. Marys on Saturday September 14, 2019. The sapling was propagated from the Historic Elm Tree on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, which grew next to the statue of Canada’s First Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. ...


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Nater, Pettapiece Congratulate West Perth on Henry St. Funding

August 20, 2019

For Immediate Release Mitchell, ON – John Nater, Member of Parliament, for Perth–Wellington and Randy Pettapiece Member of Provincial Parliament for Perth—Wellington congratulate the Municipality of West Perth on their successful application for federal and provincial funding for the Henry Street Reconstruction Project in Mitchell through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. This funding will ...


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M.P. Nater Disappointed as Perth County is Denied Immigration Funding

August 16, 2019

For immediate release: Perth County ON – John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington is disappointed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has denied Perth County’s application for funding to create a Local Immigration Partnership (LIP). The Perth County LIP Initiative would have taken on the role as an entry point for services, resources and ...


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Statement by John Nater, MP on the passing of Hugh Edighoffer

July 3, 2019

Statement by John Nater, MP for Perth—Wellington on the passing of former Member of Provincial Parliament Hugh Edighoffer For immediate release: It is with great sadness that I have received word on the passing of Hugh Edighoffer, former member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Hugh was a loyal public servant for our community and ...


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Pre-Election Budget Fails the People of Perth—Wellington

March 19, 2019

For Immediate Release Ottawa – John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington called today’s federal budget a failure for the people of Perth—Wellington. “Federal budgets have the opportunity to make life better for Canadians. Unfortunately, this budget is little more than a document of distractions introduced by a scandal-plagued government” said M.P. Nater shortly after ...


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Letter to the Minister of Rural Economic Development

February 20, 2019

The Hon. Bernadette Jordan, P.C., M.P. Minister of Rural Economic Development House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6   Dear Minister Jordan: Congratulations on being appointed to serve as Minister of Rural Economic Development. It is my hope your new portfolio will lend a willing ear and a strong voice to the needs of rural ...


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M.P. Nater Introduces Bill to Protect Vulnerable Canadians

January 28, 2019

For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington introduced Bill C-424 in the House of Commons to better protect young people and Canadians living with disabilities from Sexual Exploitation. “This Bill addresses the very real concern of the people of Perth—Wellington; particularly those in Stratford. Our community was angered when ...


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New Canada Food Guide Could Hurt Meat and Dairy Industry

January 22, 2019

For Immediate Release Perth—Wellington, ON: M.P. John Nater is concerned over how the Liberal government’s updates to the Canada Food Guide could impact local farmers and agriculture businesses. “I support decisions that are made on factual, science-based research. To ignore the significant health benefits that come from meat and dairy products does a disservice to ...


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Canada Summer Jobs 2019 Applications Now Open

December 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stratford, ON John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington, announced today that the employer application process for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs 2019 program is now open. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, young Canadians have the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and in the ...


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