Bracebridge native Alan Fraser has announced that he is running for the Conservative nomination in Parry Sound-Muskoka for the upcoming federal election, according to a news release from May 8.
Fraser, who attended Monck Public School and Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School, is a lawyer and studied at the University of Toronto, the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Fraser worked in a local small business after completing his studies, has family living and working in the community and is aware of the challenges faced by small businesses and families in Parry Sound-Muskoka, according to the release. Fraser said he believes that the constituency requires a Conservative candidate that knows the area, knows the people and understands the economic, social and environmental forces that affect and impact the quality of life in the riding. His priorities are economic development, having an accountable government, environment, affordable housing and the opioid crisis.
Fraser also founded a charity to support Canadian Forces families that raised almost $1 million while he attended the University of Toronto. The initiative is important to him because his late grandfather, who brought his family to Muskoka in the late 1940s, was a veteran of the Second World War.
Jackie Mitchell, an educator and Fraser’s former music teacher, said that she believes he has the right knowledge of the constituency for the position.
“Alan grew up here in Muskoka and is well-versed in the year-round needs of Parry Sound-Muskoka constituents, not just seasonal,” Mitchell said. “Alan is accomplished, well-travelled, a leader in his own right and is familiar with the inner workings of the federal government having already initiated and developed a successful charity that supports military families.”
Visit www.alanfraser.ca to learn more about Fraser and his campaign.