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Media release - The PPC Nominates Prominent Toronto Lawyer for York-Simcoe By-Election

PPC HQ, Gatineau, January 15, 2019 — Today, Clinton Desveaux, Executive Director for Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada, announced the nomination of Robert Geurts as candidate for the York-Simcoe by-election. He will represent the PPC in its first electoral fight in Ontario since the party was officially launched on September 14, 2018.

More information about the candidate:

Robert Geurts began his long and distinguished legal career as a senior criminal prosecuting attorney for the Attorney General of Ontario. Since 2001 he has been a successful trial defense lawyer within the Ontario Bar. He has put criminals behind bars as well as defended their innocence. This has given him unique perspectives into how to defend your best interests when it is you who are the accused.

Mr. Geurts is a recognized expert in his field, having lectured and taught widely on various subjects related to criminal law. During his 20-year career, he has been an instructor for the Ontario Bar Admissions Program, and a University lecturer in criminal law within the Justice Studies Program at Ryerson University. He also lectured at the Rogers School of Business until 2007.

Robert Geurts specialized in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, receiving his LL.M at Cornell University, NY. He also received a Masters of Arts concentrating in Constitutional Politics at the University of Toronto.


“The people of York-Simcoe never saw the benefits of real reform from Peter Van Loan or from the Conservative and Liberals governments during the past 14 years. Both were more interested in distributing corporate welfare and serving special interest groups such as the dairy cartel instead of the moms and dads in York-Simcoe.

I am truly proud to represent the People’s Party. Maxime Bernier has shown courage and is championing greater fairness for all. He is defending the middle class as we fight the decline of the average Canadian's buying power. His leadership should inspire all Canadians.” – Robert Geurts, Candidate

“Robert is a prominent criminal lawyer and recognized legal expert. The People’s Party is already attracting outstanding candidates from various walks of life. Our party has only existed for four months, but we are deadly serious about putting up a real fight. I am really proud that we have such a principled and experienced candidate in York-Simcoe.” — Maxime Bernier, PPC leader