PICTOU, NS – Tim Houston will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Pictou East in the upcoming provincial election. Houston, a chartered accountant and businessman, was nominated tonight at an event with PC Party leader Jamie Baillie and over 600 enthusiastic supporters in attendance.
Houston says the residents of Pictou East will be better off under a Progressive Conservative government.
“A Progressive Conservative government will make life more affordable for people in Pictou East,” he said. “Pictou East residents know they can’t afford the high-cost agendas of the Liberals and the NDP and they’re looking to the PC Party to show them a better way forward.”
Houston 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 an experienced leader who knows how to create good jobs through lower taxes and affordable power rates. He will turn Nova Scotia’s economy around,” he said.
Houston 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. Houston 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 Houston’s candidacy.
“Tim’s experience in business and in finance will be put to use as we work to undo the damage the Dexter NDP have done to Nova Scotia’s economy,” Baillie said. “The people of Pictou East will be well served by having someone of Tim’s calibre representing them in the House of Assembly.”
Houston says he plans to spend the coming weeks and months meeting with voters and discussing their priorities.