Progressive Conservatives nominate Brian Pickings in Lunenburg

November 02, 2012 at 2:56 pm

LUNENBURG, NS – Brian Pickings will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Lunenburg in the upcoming provincial election. Pickings, a Red Seal Journeyman carpenter who owns his own carpentry business, was nominated tonight at an event with PC Party leader Jamie Baillie and over 100 enthusiastic supporters in attendance.

Pickings says the residents of Lunenburg will be better off under a Progressive Conservative government.

“The people of Lunenburg deserve a government that will make life more affordable and put their interests first,” he said. “Lunenburg residents can’t afford the high-cost agendas of the Liberals and the NDP.”

Pickings says he was drawn to the PC Party by its leader, former Credit Union Atlantic president Jamie Baillie, and his new direction for Nova Scotia’s economy.

“Jamie Baillie is the right leader for the right time. He knows what it will take to turn our economy around,” he said.

Pickings went on to draw contrast between Baillie’s affordable agenda and the policies of the other parties, pointing out that both the Liberals and the NDP have expensive energy plans that will cost ratepayers more. Pickings also noted the NDP and Liberals stood side by side in letting labour disputes shut down hospitals and neither party supports Baillie’s plan to cut MLA pensions.

Baillie spoke at tonight’s event and is excited about Pickings’ candidacy.

“The skills and knowledge Brian has gained as a small business owner will be put to use as we work to build a stronger economy and bring our young people home,” Baillie said. “Brian will be an important asset to the PC team and a strong voice for the people of Lunenburg in the House of Assembly.”

Pickings says he plans to spend the coming weeks and months meeting with voters and discussing their priorities.