Peter Vander Zaag, local farmer and international agricultural scientist, has accepted the candidacy for the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP) in Simcoe-Grey Riding in the next federal election.
Dr. Vander Zaag was born and raised in Alliston. After his university education he spent 20 years helping farmers, scientists and governments with food production related issues. He has traveled extensively and worked in 60 countries throughout the world.
Dr. Vander Zaag has served on numerous organizations including the board of the Alliston Community Christian School (chairman for 6 years), the executive board of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (5 years), the executive board of Ag CARE (4 years), the Loaves and Fishes Growing Project of South Simcoe for the Canada Food Grains Bank (coordinator for 7 years). Peter also servers on the board of the Simcoe district farmer's co-op, and the Alliston Christian Reformed church.