In Touch

March 3, 2021


Scheduled Meetings

Key sessions of the 2021 AGM are available by clicking on the following links.  To watch Friday’s events CLICK HERE for the Meeting Opening, Leader Tim Houston’s Keynote Address and the Virtual Kitchen Party.  To watch Saturday’s events CLICK HERE for the Annual Business Meeting Reports, the Virtual Lunch presentation with Bill Murphy, the Volunteer of year Awards and the MLA’s Q&A.

Monday, March 8st @ 7:00pm -  “Talk with Tim” Zoom with leader Tim Houston each Monday at 7pm. Watch for your Zoom invitation by email each week and join in the discussion. 

Wednesday, March 10th @ 7:00pm -  Pictou East Virtual AGM Zoom Codes will be sent to members by email.

Tuesday, March 16th @ 7:00pm - Kings North Virtual AGM will be held by Zoom - Guest speaker is PC Leader Tim Houston. Please contact MLA John Lohr at [email protected] for the Zoom link to join the meeting. 

Thursday, March 18th @ 7:00pm -  Guysborough-Tracadie Virtual AGM Guest speaker: Tim Houston -  Zoom Codes will be sent to members by email.

Saturday, March 20th @ 2:00pm – Annapolis Virtual AGM will be held by Zoom - The Zoom link to join the meeting. 

Thursday, March 25th @ 7:00pm -  Bedford South Virtual AGM - Zoom Codes will be sent to members by email.

Given the Provincial COVID-19 Restrictions in Nova Scotia and to ensure a safe environment for our members, the PC Party continues to act in compliance with any provincial directives.  The safest resources for you to follow guidelines are through Public Health officials.  In Nova Scotia, you can learn what measures you should be taking and see what restrictions are in place:


Party News

The 2021 PC Party Annual General Meeting was held virtually with close to 600 delegates registered.  The new president of the party is David Bond of Chester St. Margaret’s. All positions proposed by the Nominations Committee were acclaimed. David MacGregor is Executive VP; Penny Morash, Secretary; Peter Orser, Treasurer; Stephen Taylor, VP Organization; Rob Shea, VP Policy and Julie Chaisson is Past President. There are 13 District Vice Presidents: District 1-Todd McDougall; District 2-Rob Andrews; District 3-Barry Landry; District 4-Hilton Moore; District 5-Andy Smith; District 6-David Conrad; District 7-Tristan Mills; District 8-Mike Salterio; District 9-Elizabeth Doyle; District 10-Lisa Bonang; District 11-Evelyn Snyder; District 12-Marc Blinn; District 13-Eric Meisner. Additional members of the Executive including committee chairs and members-at-large will be announced in March.

Also at AGM 2021: There were thirteen Volunteers of the Year honoured. John Brannen, Dartmouth North; Candice Clairmont, Yarmouth; Heidi Currie, Glace Bay-Dominion; Elizabeth Godreau, Northside-Westmount; Chris Guinan, Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River; David Henderson, Halifax Chebucto; Crystal Isert, Sackville Cobequid; Bruce MacCharles, Fairview-Clayton Park; Logan Morse, Kings North; Brendan Nichol, Pictou West; David Samson, Richmond; Evelyn Snyder, Lunenburg West.

The President’s Award was presented to Betty Thomas (Dartmouth North) - A valued member who in the estimation of the president, represents the finest qualities of dedication, support and hard work in promoting the aims and objectives and best exemplifies the grassroots of the PC Party.

The Youth Paul Levy Award was presented to Logan Oderkirk (Sackville Uniacke) - A youth member who best exemplifies the dedication and enthusiasm that continues to build the Party.

The Kings South Virtual AGM was held on February 24th. The new president is Sally Swansburg-Wallace taking over from Jim Frazee who served for a number of terms; 1ST VP Pat Stewart; 2ND VPP Wayne Merrill; Treasurer Ian Morrison; Secretary Lindsay Zwicker; Campaign OA Sandi Winchester; Legal Counsel Sharon Cochrane and Members at large:  Joe Rafih, Mark Landry, Mary Munroe, Sandy Barkhouse, Marg Lake, Curtis Weatherbee, Charlene Davies, Nathaniel Kimball, Cecil Lockhart, Karilynn Stewart.

The Cole Harbour-Dartmouth Virtual AGM was held on February 23rd. Returning as president is Penny Morash; 1st VP: Betty Walker; 2nd VP: Ed MacMaster; Secretary: Sieg Richardson-Prager; Treasurer: Lionel Conrod.

The Waverly-Fall River-Beaver Bank Virtual AGM was held on February 2nd.  Returning officers are Angela Conrad as president, Rob Shea & Brian MacLeod as VP’s, Marlene Leyte as treasurer and Alan Idler as secretary. Directors are Jason Crowell, Daniel MacKenzie, Gary Hines, Dan McNaughton and  Bryn Weadon. 

Penny Morash was recently selected to be the Provincial Campaign’s Director of Volunteers. This is a position that has been created to coordinate support of party members who are willing to donate their time to making Tim Houston the next Premier of Nova Scotia.  We are especially looking for people who can give us a couple of hours of time to help with data entry and other similar tasks but are also looking for a list of those who have specific skill sets they are willing to offer to the Provincial campaign team.  Penny can be reached at [email protected]

Capture Your Political Image - the Dartmouth East PC Association is offering political headshot photo sessions. Photos will be shot in front of a standard white background. Outfit changes and family portraits can be facilitated. Cost is $50* for 5 polished images. All proceeds will be donated to the Dartmouth East PC association. Email: [email protected] with questions or to book your appointment. *Family portraits or travel for on-location sessions available at additional cost.

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Check Out our Online Silent Auction

The Annual Silent Auction has gone Virtual and you have three more days to make a bid.

Every party member know has a chance to bid on unique items from constituency associations and party members across Nova Scotia.

Until March 6th, you can take part in the virtual silent auction on-line. Here is your link to have some auction fun, and help the party:

Take a few minutes, look at the items, and find something you like. Once you register and make your first bid, you will receive notifications if you are outbid on that item. It is an easy, mobile-friendly system, with a built in secure payment system. I really hope you enjoy the new format.

Happy bidding!   David Conrad, Chair, Silent Auction 2021

Don't Forget: You can also share this email with a friend and they may make their own bid.


Special Occasions

March 1stHappy Birthday to constituency president Gary Levy (Queens)

March 3rdHappy Birthday to constituency president Cynthia O’Connell(Chester St. Margaret’s)

March 4stHappy Birthday to constituency president Edwin Fraser (Hants East)

March 5thHappy Birthday to MLA Brad Johns (Sackville Uniacke)

March 10thHappy Birthday to constituency president Robert Plante (Cole Harbour)

March 10thHappy Birthday to past party president & former MLA Alfie MacLeod (Cape Breton East)


Sympathy Notes

February 24thDavid Samson (Richmond) passed away following a brief illness. David was a long serving and valued member of our association as well as a respected community supporter and well known educator locally and provincially. His life touched many near and far and his loss felt deeply by but none so dear as his family. Our condolences to his spouse of 56 years, Elaine, his 4 children Paula Landry (Cecil), Louisdale; Danielle Hart (Kevin), Louisdale; Nadine Carmichael (Ian), Halifax; Jason (Jennifer Di Persio), Upper Tantallon and his cherished grandchildren. David’s full obituary can be read here. On February 20th at the provincial AGM, David was honoured as Volunteer of the year for his service to the party locally, regionally and provincially.

February 25th  - Helen “Rae” Foshay of Pictou County passed away. Condolences to her family including daughter Heidi Foshay-Kimball & son-in-law Derrick Kimball (Kings South). Mrs. Foshay’s obituary can be read here.

February 23rd  - John O’Neill (Glace Bay-Dominion) passed away. John is a former president of the Glace Bay PC Association.  Condolences to his wife Francine O’Neill and family.  You can read John’s Obituary her.

February  21stRonald (Bo) Chisholm (Antigonish) passed away at the age of 83. Bo was prominent in the business community in Antigonish and served on countess community boards and activities in town and county.  Condolences to his family including his wife Liz Chisholm as well as five daughters and son. Bo’s obituary can be read here.


Notes of Interest

Nominations and Candidate inquiries:  The Nomination Process to choose a candidate for the constituency of Shelburne has closed.   The Nomination Process to choose a candidate for the constituencies of Annapolis, Argyle, Clare, Colchester-Musq. Valley and Inverness have opened. Applications will be received until March 18th at 5:00pm. Inquiries may be directed to the PC Party of NS at (902) 429-9470 or by emailing [email protected].  

The following candidates have been officially nominated for the next provincial election:

    • Bedford South: Sura Hadad
    • Cape Breton East: Brian Comer
    • Clayton Park West: Nargis DeMolitor
    • Chester- St. Margaret’s: Danielle Barkhouse
    • Cumberland North: Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin
    • Cumberland South: Tory Rushton
    • Dartmouth East: Tim Halman
    • Eastern Passage: Barbara Adams
    • Eastern Shore: Kent Smith
    • Fairview-Clayton Park:  Nicole Mosher
    • Hammonds Plains-Lucasville: Julie Chaisson
    • Glace Bay-Dominion: John White
    • Hants West: Melissa Sheehy-Richard
    • Kings North: John Lohr
    • Kings South: Derrick Kimball  
    • Kings West: Chris Palmer
    • Lunenburg: Susan Corkum-Greek
    • Pictou Centre: Pat Dunn
    • Pictou West: Karla MacFarlane
    • Northside-Westmount: Murray Ryan
    • Pictou East: Tim Houston
    • Queens: Kim Masland
    • Richmond: Trevor Boudreau
    • Sackville-Cobequid: Steve Craig
    • Sackville-Uniacke: Brad Johns
    • Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River: David Ritcey
    • Victoria-The Lakes: Keith Bain


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