EASTERN PASSAGE, NS – Long-time community volunteer, Barbara Adams, will be the Progressive Conservative candidate for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage in the next provincial election.
Adams won the nomination earlier this evening against Lloyd Jackson.
A registered physiotherapist and researcher, Adams brings a wealth of experience in the healthcare field. She’s also very active in the seniors community, working with several boards including CARP NS as their Health Chair, Serving Seniors Alliance and VON as well as several non-profit organizations. Adams says she was drawn to enter the race after the McNeil Liberals tried to sneak through a 19 per cent rate hike to Seniors’ Pharmacare, a one per cent budget cut to long term care facilities and the fact that 10 per cent of Nova Scotians do not have a family doctor.
“As someone who works with seniors on a frequent basis, I think it is shameful the way Premier McNeil is treating seniors,” Adams says. “They have worked all their lives and contributed to the province. Now, when they should be able to enjoy their lives, they are being disrespected by the McNeil government. I’m excited about being a strong voice for seniors and for all Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage residents on the floor of the House of Assembly.”
Jamie Baillie, leader of the PC Party, says Adams is a true advocate for seniors, children with special needs and those with chronic illness and knows her experience will serve her well in the next PC government.
“Barbara has been interviewed many times for Radio and TV and the newspaper and is passionate about improving the health of all Nova Scotians. Barbara works with seniors, veterans and the disabled and those with chronic pain on a daily basis and understands their needs and struggles,” Baillie says. “I know she will listen intently and bring their concerns to the Legislature as the MLA for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.”
Barbara and her husband Kerry live in Eastern Passage. They have four sons and four grandchildren.