Brian Comer re-offering as Progressive Conservative candidate in Cape Breton East

SYDNEY RIVER – Brian Comer will be the PC candidate in Cape Breton East in the next provincial general election.

First elected in a by-election in 2019 and re-elected in 2021, Comer has helped build up the constituency of Cape Breton East and communities across Cape Breton Regional Municipality through the following investments: 

  • More than $17.9 million to Transit Cape Breton to purchase six electric busses, install charging infrastructure and build a new maintenance facility;

  • New medical school at Cape Breton University will be opening in the fall of 2025 with 30 seats for first-year medical students, focusing on practicing in rural Nova Scotian communities;

  • $400,000 towards the Gabarus Seawall;

  • New PET-CT scanner to help detect cancer and heart disease will be located at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the second one in Nova Scotia;

  • $196,000 to transform Knox United Church into the Coxheath Hills Cultural Centre;

  • $125,000 for upgrades to snowmaking, chair lift and lighting at Ski Ben Eoin;

  • $59,000 to replace the siding at the Donkin Fire Hall;

  • $50,000 for heat pump installation at the Louisbourg Fire Hall;

  • $50,000 for repairs and upgrades at the Howie Centre Fire Hall;

  • New Cardiac Catheterization Lab will support almost 900 patients a year from traveling to Halifax to receive their diagnosis and care;

  • More than $43,000 for community emergency generators housed at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall; 

  • $42,000 to replace the septic system at the Spanish River Community Centre; 

  • Contributions to community projects at the Mira Boat Club and Seniors Community Centre, Coxheath Volunteer Fire Department, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Louisbourg, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Donkin, Two Rivers Development Association, Coxheath Hills Wilderness Association, Louisbourg Crab Festival Committee and Louisbourg Road Race Society; and

  • Led the creation of the province’s first mental health acute day hospital through his ministerial role, offering day treatment for those in the Halifax area requiring intensive mental health support.

“Every day, I wake up thinking about what I can get done for the people of Cape Breton East as their voice in Premier Tim Houston’s government,” said Comer.  “Thanks to the support of my constituents, we have accomplished a lot together, but there’s more work to do. Let’s keep building up from what was broken under the previous Liberal government.”

A registered nurse and lobster fisherman before his election to the Legislature, Comer is a member of Premier Houston’s cabinet, serving as Minister of Addictions and Mental Health, Communications Nova Scotia and Youth.

“As a key member of my team, Brian Comer makes sure that Cape Breton East gets its fair share of government support,” said Premier Tim Houston. “I need Brian Comer back at the Legislature to continue the work of our government to build up Cape Breton.  We can’t go back to a government that ignores health care, neglects seniors, fights with workers and supports the Liberal carbon tax.”