In Touch

July 28, 2021

 

Scheduled Meetings

Key Dates for the Provincial Election:

Please note:  You may vote if you are 18 on or before August 17th, lived in Nova Scotia since January 17, 2021 and are a Canadian citizen.

Now to August 14th : You may Vote at any Returning Office in Nova Scotia between 9am-6pm (except Sundays)

August 7th to August 14th : Advance Polls are open at multiple locations in your Constituency. Electors may choose to vote at any of theadvance polls in the province between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm (until 8:00pm on Thursday and Friday)

Now: You may apply for a Mail in Ballot Until August 7th from Elections Nova Scotia. https://electionsnovascotia.ca/WriteinBallot

Tuesday, August 17th  - 8am – 8:00pm  Election Day 2021

Here is a link to Elections Nova Scotia for detailed information on casting your vote.

6:00 pm-7:30pm - Thursday, July 28TH – CBC Live Debate:Leaders from Nova Scotia's Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative parties will come together for a live, commercial-free, 90-minute debate to discuss important issues affecting Nova Scotians on Wednesday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The debate will be broadcast live on CBC TV and CBC Radio One, and streamed on CBC GemCBC Listencbc.ca/ns,Facebook and YouTube.

Thursday, August 5th – CTV Election Round Table featuring the Party Leaders - Host Steve Murphy

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: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

 

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Last day for our Summer CA$H "50/50" Raffle

Sales end at 11:59pm today:

Draw:  Friday: July 30th at 2:00pm on FaceBook Live

Tickets are: $10 each; 3 for $20; 8 for $50 and 20 for $100

Here’s the link https://rafflebox.ca/raffle/pcpartyns

THANKS for supporting our Diverse Communities Initiatives and GOOD LUCK.

Jim David, Provincial Director    Sponsored by the PC Party of Nova Scotia – Lottery License # AGD-308572-21

 

Special Occasions

July 26thHappy Birthday to member of the provincial executive and DVP Tristan Mills (Chester St. Margaret’s)

July 27thHappy Birthday to candidate in Hammonds Plains-Lucasville & past party president Julie Chaisson (Hammonds Plains-Lucasville)

July 30thHappy 88th Birthday to one of our senior members Russell Fisher (Cumberland South)

August 3rdHappy Birthday to member of the provincial executive and DVP Marc Blinn (Clare)

August 4th  -  Happy Birthday to Carol Houston (Pictou East)

August 8rdHappy Birthday to former MLA Neil LeBlanc (Argyle)

August 9th  -  Happy Birthday to constituency president Clinton Saulnier (Argyle)

 

Sympathy Notes

July 24thKenzie MacNeil  (Sydney-Membertou) passed away at the age of 68. Kenzie MacNeil wrote and sang The Island back in the 1970s. It became the unofficial anthem of Cape Breton. Kenzie was a Conservative candidate in the Sydney-Victoria riding in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections. Our condolences to his family including his four daughters.

 

Notes of Interest

The following candidates have been officially nominated for the August 17th provincial election:  Annapolis: Jennifer Ehrenfeld-Poole; Antigonish: Michelle Thompson; Argyle: Colton LeBlanc; Bedford Basin: Nick Driscoll; Bedford South: Sura Hadad; Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier: Bryden Mombourquette; Cape Breton East: Brian Comer; Chester- St. Margaret’s: Danielle Barkhouse; Clare: Carl Deveau; Clayton Park West: Nargis DeMolitor;  Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley: Larry Harrison; Colchester North: Tom Taggart; Cole Harbour: Darryl Johnson; Cole Harbour-Dartmouth (Karina Sanford);Cumberland North: David Wightman; Cumberland South: Tory Rushton; Dartmouth East: Tim Halman; Dartmouth North: Lisa Coates; Dartmouth South:  Chris Curtis; Digby-Annapolis: Jill Balser; Eastern Passage: Barbara Adams; Eastern Shore: Kent Smith; Fairview-Clayton Park: Nicole Mosher; Glace Bay-Dominion: John White; Guysborough-Tracadie: Greg Morrow; Halifax Atlantic: Tim Cranston;  Halifax Armdale: Richard MacLean; Halifax Chebucto: John Wesley Chisholm; Halifax Citadel-Sable Island: Sheri Morgan; Halifax Needham: Scott Ellis; Hammonds Plains-Lucasville: Julie Chaisson; Hants East:John MacDonald; Hants West: Melissa Sheehy-Richard; Inverness:Allan MacMaster; Kings North: John Lohr; Kings South: Derrick Kimball; Kings West: Chris Palmer; Lunenburg: Susan Corkum-Greek; Lunenburg West: Becky Druhan; Northside-Westmount:Murray Ryan; Pictou Centre: Pat Dunn; Pictou East: Tim Houston;Pictou West: Karla MacFarlane; Preston: Archy Beals:  Queens: Kim Masland; Richmond: Trevor Boudreau; Sackville-Cobequid: Steve Craig; Sackville-Uniacke: Brad Johns; Shelburne: Nolan Young;Sydney-Membertou: Pauline Singer; Timberlea Prospect: Bill Healy ; Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River: David Ritcey;Victoria-The Lakes: Keith Bain; Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank: Brian Wong; Yarmouth: Candice Clairmont.

Tim Houston to lead the most diverse PC team in Party’s history
Tim Houston will lead the most diverse PC team in the Party’s history into the next election. “With wide ranging backgrounds and perspectives, our PC team is bringing forward the bold, common sense solutions to fix our healthcare system and get Nova Scotians back to work in better jobs,” Houston said.  

Input from diverse PC candidates informed the Hope for Health and Universal Mental Health plans which will knock down the barriers that have traditionally prevented underserved and marginalized communities from accessing care. Of the 55 PC candidates, 26 are women or from a diverse background. “People who have never considered the PC Party are drawn to Tim Houston’s inclusive and respectful approach,” said PC Preston candidate Archy Beals. “That’s not good luck. That’s strong leadership.”  

Among the innovative ideas Tim Houston’s PC team has brought forward is the Better Pay Cheque Guarantee and Nova Scotia Loyal. This ground-breaking solution throws away the tired ideas of the past and capitalizes on Nova Scotia’s untapped potential by giving Nova Scotia businesses the option of paying their taxes to their employees in salary - rather than paying it to the government. “It is time for Nova Scotia to move beyond soundbites and towards solutions that can fix our economy. It’s time to embrace what is possible,” said Houston. “That means listening to voices from every community and taking bold action.”

 

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