Tories nominate Judi Giroux in Cumberland North

May 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Amherst, NS – Community leader Judi Giroux will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Cumberland North in the next provincial election.

Giroux was officially nominated on May 29 in front of over 250 enthusiastic supporters at an event with PC leader Jamie Baillie.

“For too long Darrell Dexter and the NDP have been taking Cumberland North in the wrong direction,” she said. “The NDP’s expensive electricity plan has driven our power rates to the highest levels in Canada. Making sure that power is affordable has not been a priority for the NDP, but it is for the families in Cumberland North.”

Giroux says Baillie, the former President and CEO of Credit Union Atlantic, has brought strong, new leadership to the PC Party. She says the PC Party is the clear choice to counter the unaffordable and out-of-touch NDP.

“With Jamie Baillie at the helm, we’ll have leadership that puts everyday people ahead of the special interests that run the NDP,” said Giroux. “We need to replace this NDP government that thinks it is okay to break their promises and raise taxes, costing each Nova Scotian over $1,000 in extra HST.”

Baillie says he’s excited about Giroux’s candidacy.

“Judi is a dedicated community leader who will put Cumberland North’s best interests first,” he said. “She will be an important member of the PC team as we go forward undoing the NDP’s damage by creating good jobs and growing the local economy.”

Giroux says she believes her many years of service to the community have made her uniquely aware of the important issues facing Cumberland North residents.

She is currently the President of the United Way of Cumberland County, Chair of the Cumberland YMCA, President of the Amherst Lioness Club, Chair of Silent Witness (Cumberland Chapter), and a member of the Amherst Y’s Men.

“The people of Cumberland North deserve to have a strong and effective voice in the House of Assembly,” she said. “I will always put them first.”