PCs take decisive win in Truro by-election

The Progressive Conservative Party won a decisive by-election victory in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River where Dave Ritcey was elected today as the newest Member of the Legislative Assembly.

“I want to thank the people of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River for the trust they have put in me,” said MLA-elect Ritcey. “Hard work, determination and a great team will always win the day.”

Ritcey’s victory is the second seat gained by Tim Houston and his team since the last general election. In addition to holding seats in four other by-elections, Progressive Conservatives have won six out of seven races.

Ritcey says that healthcare and safe roads were the most important issues for voters.

“This result shows that the people in and around Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River were ready for a change,” continued Ritcey. “Too many Nova Scotians are without a doctor and too many people feel disappointed by the ethical lapses of this government.”

PC Leader Tim Houston echoed Ritcey, noting voters rejected the McNeil Liberals’ approach to healthcare and the economy and showed their support for the party they feel would best govern our province.

“From Truro to Salmon River, people are telling us that Stephen McNeil’s approach to the healthcare crisis is not working,” says Houston. “Nova Scotians are looking for a new government with fresh ideas, and I’m excited and humbled to see more and more people put their confidence in the PC Party.”

Houston also took this opportunity to thank the PC candidate in Cape Breton Centre, Louie Piovesan.

“Louie worked extremely hard advocating for better healthcare for Cape Breton," says Houston. “I had the opportunity to knock on doors with Louie and the team and I know he will continue to be a voice for Cape Breton Centre.”

Stephen McNeil is now on notice: two more by-elections where his government has been rejected. The PC Party and Tim Houston will give Nova Scotians a true alternative in the next election.