Seeking the Conservative nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound 


Alex Ruff is a proud Canadian and a trusted, proven leader dedicated to serving his community and country.  He won the federal Conservative nomination on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 and became the Conservative candidate for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound (BGOS). Subsequently, on October 21st, 2019 at the conclusion of the federal election, he was elected to the 43rd Parliament as the Member of Parliament (MP) for BGOS. He grew up on a farm just outside Tara and is no stranger to the unique issues facing a rural riding. He attended Chesley District High School (CDHS) and spent his summers farming and lifeguarding at the Tara Pool.


With multiple postings across Canada, he has developed a huge appreciation for the vast diversity and challenges that face everyday Canadians. Alex has always maintained his deep connections to the local community through his involvement with the Tara Legion and local community events. He frequently speaks to schools across the region, attends local Remembrance Day events and has even opened the Desboro Fall Fair.

In 1997, Alex graduated from Royal Military College with an Honours Bachelors of Space Science degree, and subsequently went on to command troops as an infantry officer in The Royal Canadian Regiment. He has extensive experience with six operational deployments including the 1998 ice storm in Eastern Ontario and Quebec, two in Bosnia, two in Afghanistan and most recently in Iraq.  From his 2007 combat deployment to Afghanistan, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General due to his "outstanding defeating a determined enemy."[1]

Recently, he returned home from a posting in Baghdad, Iraq, as a key leader in the international efforts to defeat ISIS terrorists in the region.

Alex believes that politicians represent the people who elected them, first and foremost. He would be honoured to continue his deep commitment to serve as the next Member of Parliament in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound where he can put his youth, experience and passion to work ensuring the constituents of this incredible riding are represented.





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 Alex Ruff, Conservative candidate for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, "Politically Speaking" Rogers TV, September 18, 2019

Alex Ruff Conservative Candidate Speech.

Alex Ruff, Conservative Candidate Speeches, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, April 15, 2019

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Lieutenant Colonel Alex Ruff Introduced to NB Legislature by MLA Brian Macdonald


 Seeking the Conservative nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound (BGOS) 

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Any concerns of the constituents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound are concerns for Alex             

"Canadians don’t know what a gift they get in people like Alex Ruff serving them so quietly and effectively, with true courage and incredible values. Alex is a great leader who cares about his people first and foremost with the tenacity and drive to ensure the mission is always accomplished. A proven combat leader."

- Gen (retired) Rick Hillier, former Chief of Defence Staff


April 23, 2019

By Rob Gowan, published on: April 23, 2019 | Last Updated: April 28, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

Retired Canadian Army Col. Alex Ruff is looking forward to a new mission as the federal Conservative candidate in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.

Ruff was declared the winner over four other candidates after the third ballot of a vote by more than 1,700 party members at East Ridge Community School on Monday...


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Owen Sound, The Sun Times

January 18, 2019

Tara native and retired Colonel Alex Ruff seeks the Conservative nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

For immediate release

Friday, January 18, 2019 – TARA, ONT: After 25 years serving Canada in the Canadian Armed Forces, Alex Ruff returns to his roots for the opportunity to serve Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound...


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Press Release,

October 4, 2017

Lecture to Carleton University: "How the Canadian Armed Forces conducts operations"

LEARNING IN RETIREMENT. The Canadian Profession of Arms: Peacekeepers or Warriors? How the CAF conducts military missions... 


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Alex Ruff, Lecture, Carleton University







We're into the final few days of this election before you cast your ballot. As you're making your choice, I'd like to offer the following:

1. A personal thanks to the other candidates from the other parties who came forward to run. It is never easy putting yourself out in the public eye. I've been serving in the public eye for over 25 years now but the last 10 months have elevated the level of scrutiny.

2. Thanks to all my supporters, friends, family and our volunteer team that worked so hard throughout the campaign and the pre-writ period leading up to the campaign. P.S. Don't let up now, we only have a few more days until you can take a breather.

3. Thanks to Larry Miller, Bill Walker and Bill Murdoch for setting the example of politicians that represent the people of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound first and foremost.

4. Thanks to all of you who have already voted and who will vote on Monday, October 21, 2019. Participating in the democratic process is arguably one of the most important things we can do regardless of who or what party you vote for. I've been in many countries where people don't have the privilege or right to vote. Please vote.

#voteAlexRuff - a trusted, proven leader dedicated to service

Thank you.






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