Twila Grosse re-offering as PC candidate in Preston

DARTMOUTH – Twila Grosse will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in the constituency of Preston in the next provincial general election.

First elected in a by-election in 2023, Grosse has devoted her first year in office to building up her constituency through the following investments:

  • $5 million in new funding to the Preston Area Housing Fund to support the renovations and upgrades of approximately 50 affordable housing units in North Preston, East Preston and Cherry Brook-Lake Loon;

  • $2.3 million in annual operating funding and an additional $350,000 to cover one-time start costs for the creation of the Akwaaba Reverend Wallace Smith Sr. Campus;

  • A new investment of $2 million to the Community Housing Growth Fund to create a dedicated stream to support Black-led community housing initiatives;

  • $1.2 million over two years of new funding to the Black Cultural Centre to support several key projects including the creation of a digital repository to archive articles, multimedia resources and primary documents that showcase the culture, history, arts, language and traditions of African Nova Scotians;

  • Support for community projects with the Orenda Canoe Club, Akoma Holdings, Charles Taylor Theatre and Media Arts Association, and the Boys and Girls Club of Preston;

  • New 96-room long-term care facility near the historically Black suburbs of Loon Lake, Cherry Brook, North Preston and East Preston will open in 2025; and

  • The planning and design for the twinning of Highway 107 from Burnside to Lake Loon is underway.

“What a privilege it has been to bring the concerns of the people of Preston to the government decision making table. I am grateful for the faith and trust my constituents continue to place in me,” said Grosse. “I am seeking re-election so that we can continue to work together as a community to fix what was broken by the previous Liberal government.”

A finance professional for more than three decades and longtime community volunteer before her election as MLA, Grosse made Nova Scotia history when she was appointed by Premier Tim Houston as Nova Scotia’s first Black female cabinet minister. She serves as Minister of the Public Service Commission and African Nova Scotian Affairs.

“In just one year, Twila Grosse has changed the face of Nova Scotia politics and delivered millions of dollars of new investments to her constituency.  Just imagine what she can do with a full term in office,” said Premier Tim Houston. “I need Twila Grosse back at the Legislature to give the constituency of Preston its best voice as part of my team. We need people who care about health care, seniors, workers, and the environment.”