Charles Cox to run for Baillie’s Progressive Conservatives in Truro–Bible Hill

June 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

TRURO, NS – Charles Cox will run for Jamie Baillie’s Progressive Conservative Party in the constituency of Truro-Bible Hill in the next provincial election.

Cox, a lawyer and deputy mayor of Truro, was officially nominated on June 21 by the almost 900 members of the Progressive Conservative Party in Truro-Bible Hill.

An accomplished community leader, Cox has served as a Truro town councillor for the past 14 years and is a small claims court judge. He is married to June and the father of two grown daughters.

Cox says Darrell Dexter and the NDP have taken Nova Scotia in the wrong direction.

“The NDP have raised taxes to the highest levels in Canada and are forcing families to ‘bite the bullet’ and pay more for power,” he said. “I want to be part of a Jamie Baillie-led government that will make affordability a priority for power rates.”

Cox says Jamie Baillie, the former President and CEO of Credit Union Atlantic, has brought strong, new leadership to the PC Party.

He says the PC Party is the clear choice to counter the unaffordable and out-of-touch NDP.

“The next election will be a choice between the unaffordable NDP and Jamie Baillie’s people-first approach,” he said. “Darrell Dexter is cutting teachers, but only Jamie Baillie will cut MLA pensions. Darrell Dexter allows cancer surgeries to be cancelled, but only Jamie Baillie will put patients first, not union bosses.”

Baillie spoke at tonight’s event and said he is excited about Cox’s candidacy.

“Charles is an established leader who understands his community and represents its values,” he said. “He will be an important part of the Progressive Conservative team as we work to undo the damage done by Darrell Dexter’s unaffordable NDP policies.”

Cox says he plans to spend the coming weeks and months meeting with local residents to discuss their priorities.