Dr. Bruce Pretty secures PC candidacy in Timberlea-Prospect

August 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm

TIMBERLEA, NS – Dr. Bruce Pretty will be the Progressive Conservative candidate for Timberlea-Prospect in the next provincial election.  

A recently retired ophthalmologist, Dr. Pretty lives in Timberlea and has spent most of his medical career working in Halifax. He said he was excited to represent the PC Party and advance issues that matter most in the Timberlea-Prospect riding. Front and center for Dr. Pretty are Otter Lake, health care and transportation – especially for seniors and those who have medical and social visits to the urban core of HRM.  

“The experience I gained through a career in health care inspired me to help fix the system and gives me a unique perspective on health care issues,” Pretty said. “Reforming Nova Scotia’s system to one that puts front line patient care first is a top priority. Only Jamie Baillie’s plan to reduce the number of health authorities from ten to three will cut wasteful spending and put resources where they matter most.”  

Dr. Pretty says PC Party leader Jamie Baillie, a chartered accountant and former Credit Union Atlantic President, has the right experience to kick start Nova Scotia’s struggling economy.  

“Life under the NDP government is too expensive for families with taxes, user fees and power rates soaring,” Dr. Pretty said. “Nova Scotia is looking for change that works through lowering taxes, stopping wasteful spending and creating more jobs.”  

PC Party leader Jamie Baillie spoke highly of Dr. Pretty’s dedication to his community and said he is excited about his candidacy.  

“Dr. Pretty is a strong community member and highly regarded medical professional who knows firsthand the challenges we face in reforming the health care system,” Baillie said. “Timberlea-Prospect would be well served by having Dr. Pretty as their representative in the House of Assembly.”  

On issues of health care, the NDP defend the status quo while the Liberals want one health super board that would ignore the needs and priorities of rural Nova Scotians.  

Dr. Pretty served as a member of the Nova Scotia Health lnsurance Commission. He is a member of Doctors Nova Scotia, the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and he is a staff member of QEll Health Science Center. He plans to spend the coming weeks canvassing in the Timberlea-Prospect area and engaging with constituents.