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Ontario Optometrist Wins Close Provincial Election

Will Bouma, a St. George-based Optometrist running for the Progressive Conservative party, was narrowly victorious in the race to become the MPP-elect for the Brantford-Brant riding in the recent Ontario provincial election.

The margin between Bouma and the second-place NDP candidate was only 621 votes (24,080 versus 23,459 votes). The third place Liberal candidate received 5,349 votes.

In an interview with the Brantford Expositor, Bouma said his priorities are improving transportation and getting Brantford a state-of-the-art hospital.

Bouma, a University of Waterloo graduate, completed his optometry training in Michigan before moving back to Ontario. In 2014 he was elected a Brant County Counselor, and prior to that spent eight years on the Brant County Committee of Adjustment.

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