Chamber breakfast underway

Central Nova MP, who is Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, is the guest speaker this morning at a breakfast hosted by the Pictou County Chamber. Fraser will discuss the government’s priorities in the leadup to the 2020 federal budget. The event is currently underway at the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton. With Fraser...

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MacKay confirms: I’m in

Peter MacKay has reignited his career in politics. “I’m in. Stay tuned,” MacKay confirmed by way of Twitter on Thursday that he will contest the leadership for the Conservative Party of Canada. It is scheduled to elect a new leader to replace Andrew Scheer on June 27 in Toronto. Scheer was under extreme pressure to...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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NDP’s Betsy MacDonald proud of her campaign

New Democratic Party candidate Betsy MacDonald was “encouraged” by the results of the federal election and by the campaign in general. When contacted by phone on Monday evening, after Liberal incumbent MP Sean Fraser was declared the winner in Central Nova, MacDonald said she was “very proud” of her campaign. “We ran a very strong...

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Central Nova seeing red — again

A historic riding result has favoured the Liberals and returned Sean Fraser as Central Nova MP. Fraser took most of the votes cast in the riding as he won for the second straight time and helped the federal Liberals to form government once again. He remarked how it was the first time in the riding...

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Fraser wins Central Nova again

NEW GLASGOW – Jubilation reigned early tonight (Oct. 21) for Liberal supporters as incumbent Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was returned to represent the riding in the federal election.  Fraser was declared the winner barely an after poles closed on Monday evening.  “Everyone here has done themselves a big favour electing Sean again,” Fraser’s Campaign...

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DEBATE NIGHT: Central Nova candidates debate draws hundreds

STELLARTON — More than 400 people attended the Central Nova federal candidates’ debate on Thursday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. They came to hear the five candidates who attended: incumbent Liberal MP Sean Fraser, as well as challengers George Canyon of the Conservatives, Betsy MacDonald of the New Democratic Party, Green Party...

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Central Nova debate draws hundreds

STELLARTON – More than 400 people attended the Central Nova federal candidates’ debate on Thursday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. The audience fulfilled a request by moderators to withhold comments or clapping during the debate. However, those attending ended the event with a standing ovation to reflect its approval for the format...

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Candidates at Chamber

The Central Nova candidates in the 2019 federal election had an opportunity to speak to members of the Pictou County Chamber at a breakfast this morning. The discussion, held at the Holiday Inn Express, centred around relevant business issues in Pictou County. Each candidate was given an opportunity to talk about their vision for a...

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Roger MacKay resigns as mayor of Westville

WESTVILLE – Town council will have a special item on its agenda on Monday following the resignation of Roger MacKay as mayor. MacKay announced his decision late on Monday on a Facebook post to leave elected politics. Deputy Mayor Lennie White, who has chaired council in MacKay’s absence, said council will discuss next steps about...

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