Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston welcomed the news of the by-election call in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.
After waiting five months since former MLA resigned, Stephen McNeil has finally called the by-election.
“I’ve been wanting the Premier to call the by-election in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River,” says Houston. “Residents have gone too long without representation and it’s time for them to have their say on who should be their next MLA.”
PC candidate, Dave Ritcey, is happy to hear the Premier finally called the by-election.
“I’ve been knocking on doors and making phone calls. I’ve been listening to the concerns of my community and I’m prepared to represent them in the Legislature,” says Ritcey. “Our team is ready and I can’t wait to meet with more voters in the coming weeks.”
Ritcey knows there’s a healthcare crisis in Nova Scotia. The PC Caucus has been listening to healthcare professionals and will work collaboratively with them.
“Over the past few months, I’ve heard time and time again that the McNeil Liberals are failing to address the healthcare crisis and are ignoring the needs of the Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River community,” said Ritcey. “The PC Party is building a strong team to form the next government, and I look forward to taking my seat at their caucus table.”
Ritcey 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.