Baillie volunteers for leadership review

December 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

PC membership to vote at upcoming annual meeting

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie has asked for a leadership review vote to take place at the Party’s Annual General Meeting in February 2014.

The PC Party constitution requires a review to be held, but that review may not otherwise take place until as late as February 2015.

Baillie says he is looking forward to the Party’s AGM and for members to have their say.

“I’m very encouraged by what I’ve been hearing from our members since the election,” says Baillie, a chartered accountant and the former Chief of Staff to Premier Hamm. “I respect the democratic will of our Party and I am accountable to them as leader.”

The PC Party made important gains in the October election, forming the Official Opposition.

Earlier this week, Baillie wrote to PC Party President, Janet Fryday Dorey, requesting that the leadership review vote happen at the first AGM after the election. Yesterday, the PC Party executive accepted Baillie’s request and scheduled the vote for the upcoming annual meeting.

“Jamie became leader at a difficult time in our Party. He’s energized the grassroots and attracted hundreds of new members,” says Fryday Dorey. “We respect his request and look forward to hearing directly from our members.”

Baillie left his job as the President and CEO of Credit Union Atlantic in the fall of 2010 to become the leader of the PC Party, and subsequently, the MLA for Cumberland South.

The PC Party AGM will be held at the Westin Nova Scotia, February 7-9th, 2014. It continues to be one of the largest political events in the region, with hundreds of members from across the province in attendance.