Michelle Thompson re-offering as PC candidate in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – Michelle Thompson will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Antigonish in the next provincial general election.

First elected in 2021, Thompson has helped build up the constituency of Antigonish through the following investments:

  • New Collaborative Care Clinic for Antigonish opening in 2025, serving 10,000 patients;

  • New Emergency Health Services station in Antigonish County;

  • 1.45 acres in provincial land on Appleseed Drive transferred to the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society to support additional affordable housing units;

  • $2.84 million in upgrades to wastewater and water infrastructure, including the Antigonish sewage treatment plant;

  •  $1.9 million for water infrastructure in Antigonish, Lanark and St. Joseph’s;

  • Highways, roads and bridge work, including Highway 104 twinning;

  • $165,000 to the Antigonish Community Transit Society to provide door-to-door community transportation services;

  •  $160,000 to the Antigonish Food Bank to expand and modernize the building to to make it more accessible; 

  • $37.4 million towards the creation of a new health research institute at Saint Francis Xavier University; and

  • Contributions to community projects at L’Arche Antigonish, Canadian Association for Community Living, trail upgrades in the Town of Antigonish and Municipality of the County of Antigonish, Keppoch Trail, Antigonish Gaelic Society, Antigonish Highland Society, Celtic Sisters Gifts, Cummings Property Holdings, Fresh Food Matters Catering, Red Apple Children’s Centre, Antigonish Farmers’ Market Association, Antigonish Baseball Association, Antigonish Golf and Country Club, Arts Health Antigonish, Antigonish Arena, and main arena at Charles V. Keating Centre. 

“No matter what I do in public office, there is nothing more important to me than securing important investments for the people of Antigonish as their MLA,” said Thompson. “There’s still more work to do, that’s why I am standing as a candidate in the next election to keep building up from what was broken under the previous Liberal government.”

A registered nurse and long-term care administrator prior to her election to the Legislature, Thompson is a key member of Premier Houston’s cabinet, serving as Minister of Health and Wellness.

“Not only has Michelle Thompson played a major role in fixing healthcare after years of damage caused by previous Liberal and NDP governments, she has also worked day in and day out to deliver for the people of Antigonish,” said Premier Tim Houston. “I need Michelle Thompson back as MLA to continue the work of our government to build up Antigonish.  We can’t go back to a government that ignores healthcare, neglects seniors, fights with workers and supports the Liberal carbon tax.”