Lee, MacLeod secure Progressive Conservative nominations

January 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

SYDNEY, NS – Edna Lee will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Cape Breton Centre, and Alfie MacLeod will be the PC candidate in Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg in the upcoming provincial election.

Active in numerous community organizations, Lee was nominated earlier this afternoon at an event with PC Party leader Jamie Baillie and over 65 enthusiastic supporters in attendance.

Lee says Cape Bretoners will be better off under a Baillie Progressive Conservative government.

“Cape Breton families know they can’t afford the high-cost agendas of the Liberals and the NDP and they’re looking to the PC Party to show them a better way forward,” said Lee. “Jamie is an experienced leader who knows how to create good jobs by lowering taxes, freezing power rates and stopping wasteful spending.”

MacLeod has a strong history of dedication to his community and to public life. He served as MLA for Cape Breton West from 1995-1998, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2009. He has also served as the Government Caucus Chair and Speaker of the Legislature.

At a meeting of over 150, MacLeod says it’s an honour to be given the opportunity to carry the PC banner in an election.

“Families have been hit hard by bad NDP policies that are costing jobs and forcing people to leave,” said MacLeod. “We need a leader that will make the right choices and turn our economy around to create jobs and opportunities for Cape Bretoners.”

Lee (formerly Edna Budden) 56, has two children and five grandchildren. She has received numerous awards for her advocacy including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal 2002, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012, Certificate of Recognition from the Province of Nova Scotia and CTV “Maritimer of the Week Award.

Lee says she made an informed decision to run for the PC’s after meeting Jamie Baillie, a chartered accountant and former Credit Union Atlantic president. 

“I know Jamie Baillie is someone I can trust and trust is important to me,” said Lee. “He has the right experience to turn Nova Scotia’s economy around.”