In Touch

Provincial & Local Events of Interest

Monday, November 18th @ 7:00pm  Women’s Caucus Dinner and Fundraiser @ May Garden Restaurant – Halifax Casino. Topic – The Psychology of a Loss, how to prepare and what comes next – Speakers: Patricia Auchnie, Martha MacQuarrie and Pam Osborne. Tickets $30, your choice of 4 combo plate options, email [email protected] for more information or call Nicole at 902-999-9182

Thursday, November 21st @ 4 to 6:00pm Pictou Centre Christmas Meet & Greet @ the Trenton Rink Annex

Sunday November 24th  @ 2- 4 pm Pictou East PCs  Annual Christmas Social @ Westville Civic Center – 2042 Queen Street, Westville. Everyone Welcome.

 Tuesday December 10th @ 6-9:00pm Houston’s 2nd Annual Home for the Holidays – sponsored by the Fairview-Clayton Park PC’s @ Fairview United Church Hall, 3524 Dutch Village Rd. Tickets & Info: TBC  – Info:  Everyone Welcome

November – December 2019Founding Meetings for new constituencies under the re-distributed boundaries 2019.

November – December 2019Founding Meetings for new constituencies under the re-distributed boundaries 2019.

Wednesday, Nov 20th @ 7:00pm – The new EDA of Cole Harbour @ the Wesleyan Church at 50 Ritcey Cres in Cole Harbour

Wednesday, Nov 20th @ 7:00pm The new EDA of Sackville-Uniacke @ Weir Field – 2476 Sackville Drive, Middle Sackville

Wednesday, Nov 27th @ 7:00pm – The new EDA of Clare @ the Clare Veterans Center, 9938 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Saulnierville

Wednesday, November 27th  @  7:00pm – The new EDA of Queens @ Milton Community Hall Registration at 6:30pm

Thursday Nov 28th  @ 7:00pm – The new EDA of  Richmond @ Louisdale Lions Den, 3128 Whiteside Road, Louisdale – Registration beginning at 6 pm –  Contact Barry Landry at 902-227-5447 for more details

Sunday, Dec 1st @ 2:00pm – The new EDA of Hants East @ Shubenacadie Royal Canadian Legion Branch 111, 42 Mill Village Road, Shubenacadie –  Registration at 1:30 PM

Monday, Dec 9th  @ 7:00pm – the new Cape Breton East  @ Sydney River Fire Hall –  Registration at 6 pm

Tuesday, Dec 10th @ 6:00pm – The new EDA of  Glace Bay-Dominion @ Row Street Club in Bridgeport, Glace Bay

Please Note: To be able to vote at these meetings the membership rules are below:

  1. PC Party Membership must be current on November 20th
  2. Those whose memberships in the prior year have expired may renew at the meeting
  3. New memberships or expired  earlier than November 20, 2018 must renew 72 hours before meeting

Upcoming in 2020

Tuesday, January 7th @ 7:00pm  Hants West AGM  @  Windsor-West Hants Historical Museum on King Street in Windsor – Guest:  Guest Speaker – MLA Colton LeBlanc — Argyle-Barrington

February 7-8-9th – Announcing the 2020 Provincial Annual Meeting  @ The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax. Watch for special announcements on speakers, sessions and fun social events in the coming weeks. Registration opens on January 2, 2020

Special Occasions:

October 31st  – Happy Birthday to West Nova Member of Parliament elect & former MLA Chris d’Entremont (Argyle-Barrington)

November 4th Happy Birthday to former president, and VP Nova Scotia for the Conservative Party of Canada Robert Batherson (Halifax Armdale)

Sympathy Notes:

October 11th, 2019  Cheryl Walker (Fairview-Clayton Park) passed away. Condolences to her family including spouse of 51 years, Russell Walker.

The Celebration of Life for The Honourable John M. Buchanan was held at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. You may watch the video of the hour long event on You Tube by  Clicking Here

Notes of Interest

Sackville Cobequid PC AGM was held on September 18thPaul Russell returned as president; Michael MacDonald joined the executive as 1st VP; Bob Price is 2nd VP and Crystal isert  took over as secretary from Floyd FullertonGuy Harrington continues as treasurer and official agent.

Leader Tim Houston announced new caucus critic assignments:

“I am pleased to welcome Brian Comer, Colton LeBlanc and Murray Ryan to our Caucus,” Houston said. “With solid backgrounds in healthcare and finance, our three new MLAs bring important first-hand experience to the table. That will be invaluable as we head into the Fall sitting of the Legislature.”

Tim Houston remains critic for the Premier’s Office, Executive Council, Intergovernmental Affairs and the departments of Business and Immigration and Tourism Nova Scotia.

Murray Ryan, MLA for Northside-Westmount, becomes the Finance critic and Military Relations critic. He will sit on the Standing Committee for Veterans’ Affairs.

Argyle-Barrington MLA Colton LeBlanc takes on responsibility for Pre-Hospital and Preventative Care and Acadian Affairs.  He will also sit on the Standing Committee for Health.

Brian Comer, the New MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, was named critic for Labour and Advanced Education and Youth. He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Community Services.

Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, MLA for Cumberland North, adds responsibility for Nova Scotia Lands to her Department of Municipal Affairs critic role. She is a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Natural Resources.

The Honourable Pat Dunn, MLA for Pictou Centre and Deputy Leader, stays as critic for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.  He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Natural Resources.

PC House Leader Allan MacMaster is critic for Internal Affairs and Service Nova Scotia, Energy and Mines, Gaelic Affairs and the Election Act. He is a member of the standing committees on Internal Affairs, Assembly Matters and the House of Assembly Management Commission.

PC Caucus Chair Karla MacFarlane is the critic for Health and Wellness and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She is also a member of the Assembly Matters Committee and the House of Assembly Management Commission.

Caucus Whip and Queens-Shelburne MLA Kim Masland remains the critic for the Attorney General, the Department of Justice, and Communications Nova Scotia. She is a member of the Standing Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

PC Deputy House Leader Brad Johns is the critic for Aboriginal Affairs and for the departments of Environment and African Nova Scotia Affairs. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources.

Deputy Whip and Victoria-The Lakes MLA Keith Bain is the critic for Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Dartmouth East MLA Tim Halman is the PC critic for Education and Early Childhood Development. He remains a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Kings North MLA John Lohr is the critic for Addictions and Mental Health, as well as the Agriculture critic. Lohr is a member of the standing committees for Law Amendments and Private and Local Bills, Lohr.

Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage MLA Barbara Adams, PC Deputy Caucus Chair, is the critic for Seniors. She is also a member of the Standing Committee on Health.

Sackville-Cobequid MLA Steve Craig is the Progressive Conservative critic for Labour Relations and the Department of Community Services. He sits as a member of the Standing Committee on Community Services.

Larry Harrison, MLA for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, is the critic for the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage in addition to his responsibilities as the critic for the Public Service Commission. He is also a member of the Standing Committee for Human Resources.

Cumberland South MLA Tory Rushton is the critic for Lands and Forestry. He also sits on the standing committees for Law Amendments and Private and Local Bills.

There is a by-election expected within the next five months in  Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River with candidate David Ritcey who was acclaimed as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the constituency of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.
David is deeply involved in his community, particularly in his role as Director of Community and Business Development for the Community Credit Union in Cumberland-Colchester. He has also been actively involved in the Maritime Junior Hockey League, most recently in the role of Chairman of the Board and was honoured with the Moe Bent Builders Award for service and dedication to the League this past June. “Dave knows the importance of community involvement. He has dedicated much of his life to his own community as well as the Province,” said Houston. “Whether it’s through his work at the Credit Union, around the rinks in the Maritime Junior Hockey League, or his vast volunteer work, which includes the Town of Truro Police Commission and the Town of Truro Recreation Committee, he is an advocate for his community.”

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