Thompson to run for Baillie’s Progressive Conservatives in Antigonish

November 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

ANTIGONISH, NS – Darren Thompson will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Antigonish in the upcoming provincial election. Thompson, a physiotherapist and community leader, was nominated today at an event with PC Party leader Jamie Baillie and over 100 enthusiastic supporters in attendance.

Thompson says the residents of Antigonish will be better served under a Progressive Conservative government.

“We can do better through lower taxes and ending corporate giveaways to create more jobs,” he said. “Antigonish residents can’t afford the high-cost agendas of the Liberals and the NDP.”

Thompson supports PC leader Jamie Baillie’s vision of balanced budgets, lower taxes, putting affordability first in power rates and fair labour laws.

“Jamie Baillie has a plan to put Nova Scotia on the right track and I am excited about being a part of his team,” he said.

Thompson 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. Thompson 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 today’s event and is excited about Thompson’s candidacy.

“Darren is a respected community leader and he will be a strong voice for the people of Antigonish in the House of Assembly,” he said. “He is an important member of the new PC team.”

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