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Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:30 pm Post subject: Tim Ogilvie is new conservative candidate in Malpeque
Tim Ogilvie to carry Tory banner for Tories in Malpeque
The Malpeque Conservative Association announced today that Dr. Tim Ogilvie has accepted the nomination to serve as the Conservative Party of Canada’s candidate in the next federal election.
“We are thrilled to have a candidate of Dr. Ogilvie’s stature stand for election and I know that his experience and grasp of the challenges and opportunities facing the residents of Malpeque makes him the voice we need in Ottawa,” said Malpeque Conservative Association vice president Jamie Ballem.
Ballem says the party’s constitution provides a set period of time for candidates to come forward once the electoral district is released.
“The party undertook a search process this fall to identify potential candidates able to commit themselves to a candidacy. We are fortunate indeed that Dr. Ogilvie is prepared to invest the time and energy needed for a successful campaign,” said Ballem.
Liberal Wayne Easter is the riding’s sitting Member of Parliament. No date has been set for a federal election although there is speculation Canadian may be going to the polls in late winter.
Ogilvie is immediate past-dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI.
Previously, Ogilvie served the university as acting dean from 1998-99 and as chair of the Department of Health Management from 1990. During this time, he was also co-director of AVC's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Ogilvie joined AVC as a founding faculty member in 1985 after serving as director, Animal Industry Services Branch of the P.E.I. Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
He received his doctor of veterinary medicine and master of science degrees from the University of Guelph and after graduation was employed in private practice in Kensington.
Ogilvie has served his community on Kensington Minor Hockey Council for several years and has been warden for St. Thomas’ Anglican Church and the Parish of New London. Tim and his wife, Lola, reside in Spring Brook. Lola is active in community outreach programs. They have two sons, Thomas and Adam who are enrolled in the Veterinary Medicine program at AVC.
Ogilvie has been a participant in the several Canadian and Atlantic Business/Trade Development Missions; including to the U.S., Poland, Japan, Spain, Scotland and China.
He has served as a member of the UPEI Senior Management Group, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and as president of the Canadian Faculties of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine.
He was recently honoured by having the AVC Vet Camp, Canada’s only veterinary camp of its kind, named “The Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp” during its recent 10-year celebration.
The AVC Vet Camp also received an award for the Best Community Outreach Program in Canada by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.
Recently, he has been Chair and Member of the PEI Lobster Industry Roundtable and Member of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada.
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Tim Ogilvie is new conservative candidate in Malpeque