John Nater was raised on his family farm in Logan Township (now West Perth). He learned from a young age the importance of hard work and contributing to the community. This inspired John to a life of public service.
John was elected and proudly served on West Perth Municipal Council from 2010 to 2014 representing the Mitchell Ward. From 2012 to 2015, John worked as a Lecturer at King’s University College.
John also has experience in the public service working as a Grievance Analyst with the Correctional Service of Canada and a Policy Analyst with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management (BPAPM) from Carleton University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Queen’s University.
John was elected as the Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington in the 42nd General Election on October 19, 2015 and re-elected in the 43rd General Election on October 21, 2019.
In November 2021 John was named Shadow Minister for Canadian Heritage.
John and his wife Justine live in Mitchell with their children Ainsley, Bennett and Caroline.