Bob Chapman, Oshawa's Ontario PC Candidate


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Bob Chapman seeks Ontario PC nomination in Oshawa

Oshawa Regional Councillor, former police Superintendent, Army Colonel and longtime volunteer aims to carry PC Party banner at May 3 candidate selection meeting


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Bob was nominated as Oshawa's Ontario PC candidate on May 3, 2017 by the Constituency Association's membership.


OSHAWA, March 9, 2017 – Bob Chapman, an Oshawa Regional and City Councillor, former Durham Regional Police Superintendent, Army Colonel, and longtime community volunteer, today announced his candidacy for the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party’s May 3, 2017 nomination contest in the redistributed provincial electoral district of Oshawa.


“I am a lifelong resident of Oshawa. I grew up in central Oshawa, spent my teen years on Nonquon Road, raised my children in South Oshawa and now reside in the northeast portion of our city. I spent three decades policing the streets of Oshawa and volunteering with numerous community groups. I know Oshawa and want to give our residents the representation they deserve at Queen’s Park.”


At the municipal level, Chapman has served as Oshawa’s Deputy Mayor, Chair of the City’s Community Services Committee, a member of its Development Services Committee and a Director of Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery. He currently chairs Durham Region’s Finance and Administration Committee and its Affordable and Seniors’ Housing Task Force. Chapman is the Vice-Chair of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority and Secretary-Treasurer of the Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation.


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“Community service has always been an important part of my life and I’ve delivered some positive changes for the residents of Oshawa. But that work is not finished yet,” said Chapman. “If successfully nominated, I will continue to work with – and for – the citizens of Oshawa, ensuring that our community has a strong voice in a new and accountable PC government led by Patrick Brown.”


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Chapman served his community as a member of the Durham Regional Police for over 30 years, having retired as a Superintendent in 2010. He also served Canada for over 37 years as a member of the Canadian Army (Regular and Reserve components). Chapman was Commanding Officer of the Oshawa-based Ontario Regiment (RCAC) and upon promotion to Colonel in 1999, commanded 33 Canadian Brigade Group which is comprised of 15 Reserve Army units and approximately 2,300 soldiers garrisoned in the communities of Eastern Ontario from Oshawa to Cornwall, Central Northern Ontario, and the National Capital Region. He is a Member of the Order of Military Merit and a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.


“I am bringing scores of new members into the PC Party and our local constituency association. I have assembled a diverse team of new and experienced campaigners who are ready to reclaim Oshawa’s seat from the New Democrats and challenge the Wynne Liberals’ decade of scandal, mismanagement, soaring hydro rates, and abysmal record on jobs and our economy.”


The Oshawa PC Constituency Association holds its candidate selection meeting on the evening of Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Oshawa. The timings and meeting location will be posted online at in the near future.


“Oshawa PC supporters are eager to nominate a candidate with deep roots in our community and a proven record as their standard bearer in 2018. I am that candidate. I know Oshawa and the issues facing residents, business owners, community builders and our volunteer sector.”


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