PC leader says candidates will focus on taking care of people, growing the economy and creating jobs
June 13, 2015
For immediate release
SYDNEY, NS – Today, it was announced that the by-elections in Cape Breton Centre and Sydney-Whitney Pier will be July 14, 2015.
Edna Lee, the Progressive Conservative candidate for Cape Breton Centre says she’s humbled by the support she’s received so far.
“After years of advocacy work on behalf of people in industrial Cape Breton, I’m excited for the opportunity to continue that work and fight for the people of Cape Breton Centre,” said Lee. “The Liberals have made life harder for Cape Bretoners, including those suffering from mental illnesses. As the MLA for Cape Breton Centre, I will put people first and make sure no one is left behind.”
PC leader Jamie Baillie says he’s proud to have Edna Lee running under the PC banner and believes she will be great representative for Cape Breton Centre.
“Edna is a strong candidate, with years of advocacy and community work,” said Baillie. “She works extremely hard and will be a force to be reckoned with in the Legislature.”
Brian MacArthur, the Progressive Conservative candidate for Sydney-Whitney Pier and owner of the Cape Breton Business College says he’s looking forward to the campaign trail.
“It would be an honour and a privilege to represent the people of Sydney-Whitney Pier in the Legislature,” said MacAthur. “I am overwhelmced and grateful for the support I have received so far and will work hard to earn the trust of voters.”
One of MacArthur’s key campaign commitments is to pressure the Liberals to take job creation on Cape Breton seriously.
“The Liberals renamed the Economic Development department, but have done nothing real in regards to job creation in Cape Breton. In fact, they’ve made things worse by leaving Cape Breton behind,” said MacArthur. “As the MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier, I will fight for the new Department of Business to have an office in Sydney and not just in Halifax. It’s a key way to show government is serious about bringing new jobs to Cape Breton.”
Baillie says Brian is an honest, hardworking guy with great integrity who will make a strong MLA.
“Brian has deep roots in Sydney-Whitney Pier and has the real experience necessary to help rebuild the Cape Breton economy,” said Baillie. “Unlike the Liberals, who don’t understand how to manage our economy, Brian knows how to create good jobs. Cape Breton needs a guy like him in House of Assembly.”
Baillie says Liberal incompetence has taken its toll on industrial Cape Breton. He says havoc in the healthcare system and too many missed opportunities for job creation prove the Liberals are unfit to govern.
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