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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

April 16, 2019

Five Conservative candidates for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound riding


Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound residents packed the auditorium at East Ridge Community School Monday evening to hear speeches from the five candidates seeking the Conservative nomination to replace the retiring Larry Miller... Rick Byers, Paul Vickers, Ken Brown, Chad Richards and Alex Ruff each spoke for seven minutes before heading into the nearby foyer of the school where they spoke with constituents...


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April 15, 2019

Five candidates now in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservative race

By Rob Gowan, Published on: April 15, 2019 | Last Updated: April 15, 2019 10:20 PM EDT. Local Conservatives are poised to select their candidate to replace retiring Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller... Hamley issued a statement on Monday announcing that he was withdrawing from the nomination and endorsing Ruff...


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Owen Sound The Sun Times

March 6, 2019

A ‘Rock ‘n’ Bowl’ for Kids Sake makes a difference for youth

By Sandy Lindsay, March 6, 2019...The event began Friday evening when more than 100 supporters came out for the fun ‘Rock ‘n’ Bowl’ and then continued into Saturday when two shifts of more than 200 took part...


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Saugeen Times

March 5, 2019

Conservative Nomination Candidate Alex Ruff Hosts Meet & Greet at Tobermory Brewing Company

On February 15th Alex Ruff took advantage of a break in the wintery weather to travel up the Peninsula for a Meet & Greet at the Tobermory Brewing Company, stopping for a photo op with Shirley...


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The Bruce Peninsula Press

January 21, 2019

Tara native and retired Colonel seeks Conservative nomination

Retired Canadian Armed Forces Colonel, Alex Ruff, has thrown his hat into the ring for the nomination of Member of Parliament (MP) of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound for the Federal Conservative party. Ruff officially made his announcement on Sunday, January 20th, in his hometown of Tara, ON where almost 100 people... 


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Saugeen Times

January 18, 2019

Retired colonel announces bid for Conservative nomination

Tara native and retired Col. Alex Ruff announced Friday he will seek the Conservative nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, the same day as Conservative MP Larry Miller announced he would not seek re-election.... 


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Owen Sound The Sun Times

June 13, 2018

Presentation to Arran-Tara Elementary School

Col. Alex Ruff speaks to Arran-Tara Elementary School.

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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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Carleton University

Jan 30, 2013

Guest presenter at University of New Brunswick Conference

“Will Canada’s Training and Mentoring Experience Matter in Future?”
Lieutenant-Colonel Alex Ruff...


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University of New Brunswick

Feb 28, 2012

Canada strengthens the Afghan army to put down the insurgency

Soldiers armed with cultural training are teaching a new generation of Afghans how to protect their family. 

by Michael Petrou, Feb 28, 2012.


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Feb 13, 2012

New wave of troops deploy to Afghanistan as part of NATO training mission

CFB GAGETOWN, N.B. – Family members wept and hugged each other as almost 100 soldiers departed Canadian Forces Base Gagetown on Monday night for Afghanistan to train troops from that nation...

By Kevin Bissett The Canadian Press


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Global News

Feb 3, 2012

Gagetown soldiers prep for new Afghan role

CBC News · Posted: Feb 03, 2012 10:29 AM AT | Last Updated: February 3, 2012. 

Soldiers from CFB Gagetown are once again preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, but this time it won't be in a combat role. The soldiers will be training soldiers and police with the National Afghan Security Forces.


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CBC News

Jan 18, 2008

Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division


Tara, Ontario, New Brunswick, Canada. Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division

Meritorious Service Cross. Awarded on: January 18, 2008 

Invested on: March 26, 2008


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The Governor General of Canada

June 2007

Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence

Rick Casson, MP Chair. June 2007 39th parliament, 1st session. THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DEFENCE has the honour to present its FIRST REPORT Pursuant to its mandate under Standing Order 108(2), the Committee has studied Canadian Forces in Afghanistan...


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House of Commons Canada

May 24, 2007

Area soldier, students writing back and forth

NEWS May 24, 2007. WHT Reporter.

Students in Cathy Cormack's Grade 7 class at Brant Central School have gotten some first-hand information about the war in Afghanistan. Major Alex Ruff, commanding officer of Hotel Company with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, began...


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January 18, 2019

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.

“I’ve spent my whole adult life in service. I've always considered it a privilege and honour to serve Canada...

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