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Michael Schmidt on “Saving the PC party or saving the political process”

Michael Schmidt’s latest musings on the political process, in the aftermath of a PC candidate-selection process that many see as disastrous for the party integrity and morale:

Political passion -- more alive in Eastern Europe than in Canada? Picture is from the Ukraine.

“…I had interesting discussions with some outraged and frustrated PC members in regards to the current PC credibility crisis in Bruce Grey Owen Sound after the nomination. Continue reading


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Late arriving “Bruce Power” candidate sells twice as many memberships in race to represent Grey-Bruce-Owen-Sound for Progressive Conservatives

As a candidate himself in this race, Michael Schmidt has a unique window into the process. And he reports on it in the latest post on his “Reflections of a Nominee” blog:

"Bruce Power"... what's in a name? Photo of the paramilitary swat team Bruce Power reportedly uses to "guard the perimeter". Hopefully, the OPP will be able to resolve the issues area residents have with the movement of nuclear materials through their town.

“….Bill Walker is the undisputed front-runner in this process. He does not live in the riding and works for Bruce Power, which does not even appear on his promo flier.

He has been liberal worked on the campaign of the liberal Murray Elston, who then became head of the Bruce Power development. Interestingly enough it seems that Bruce Power needs urgently political support to ship radioactive scrap through Bruce and Grey and then through the great lakes. Continue reading


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Nominees debate — raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt vs real-estate agent Mark Wunderlich — Wed. Aug. 18th

Just who is this Mark Wunderlich, who, along with farmer Michael Schmidt, is in the running for nomination to be the Provincial Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding of Bruce Grey Owen Sound? Here’s what we learn from Mark’s online bio, from his “Agent Point” webpage:

Mark Wunderlich

“Born, Raised and probably conceived in the dunes at Sauble, Spent winters in Owen Sound. Family owned and operated Beachcomber Cottage and Store Rentals for 45 Years on the main corner of Sauble. Also operated Wunderlich Billiards our families home and commercial games room designs business for 38 years, Proud father of 4 Currently 3rd Term Municipal Councilor for Town of South Bruce Peninsula Council,. Team Member of RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc,. Wiarton Office….” Continue reading

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Raw milk pioneer Michael Schmidt declares his candidacy for local PC nomination to replace Bruce Grey Owen-Sound MPP Bill Murdoch

Here’s an excerpt from a report on the Owen Sound Sun Times by Paul Jankowski. According to a customer on the blue bus yesterday, this story was also carried by CBC radio news:

Michael Schmidt talks to constituents about their concerns.

“Durham-area farmer Michael Schmidt announced Tuesday that he is running to replace outgoing MPP Bill Murdoch as the Progressive Conservative standard-bearer in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. Continue reading


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