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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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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Candidates debates in Cumberland-Colchester

TRURO – A number of debates are in the works for the candidates running in Cumberland-Colchester in the upcoming federal election. The Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce has announced a debate for Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m., at Alumni Theatre at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. The participating candidates include, in alphabetical order by last name,...

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Growing opposition to Liberal education reforms

HALIFAX – With the announcement of the results of yesterday’s vote, Nova Scotia teachers have clearly added their voice to those who have lost confidence in the McNeil government’s approach to the education system. “We would not be in the current situation had the Liberal government not insisted on moving forward with these dramatic changes...

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Houston: We have no problem

WESTVILLE — Tim Houston has the overwhelming support of voters in Pictou East. The Progressive Conservative candidate garnered nearly 75 per cent of the votes to return as its MLA to help the party gain more strength in the legislature. An enthusiastic crowd joined him during a victory celebration at the Walter Duggan school gym...

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Getting it Dunn

Pictou Centre showed its true colours Tuesday evening as incumbent MLA Pat Dunn of the Progressive Conservative Party held his seat in the riding. Dunn was pleased to welcome incumbent Pictou West and East MLAs back to the legislature with him as well. “I’m really pleased that all three of us from Pictou County are...

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MacFarlane bringing back the blues

Karla MacFarlane enjoyed a landslide victory Tuesday in the 2017 provincial election, making sure Pictou West stayed true blue. The incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA received almost four times the number of votes of her nearest competitor. “I am thrilled to be back in,” she said when she learned she was victorious. “I take this position...

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County stays true blue

Pictou County stayed true to Progressive Conservative blue on Tuesday night in the 40th Provincial General Election. All of the Progressive Conservative incumbents in the ridings of Pictou East, Pictou Centre and Pictou West were resoundingly re-elected. Nova Scotians elected a Liberal majority government with 27 districts electing Liberals, 17 electing Progressive Conservatives and seven...

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Meet the candidates of Pictou East …

It’s election time in Nova Scotia and The Advocate gave each candidate an opportunity to touch on topics of local interest. Here are the three candidates from Pictou East … Deborah Stiles NDP Pictou East How will you/your party deal with the lack of physicians in rural areas of Nova Scotia, like Pictou County? The...

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Meet the candidates of Pictou Centre …

It’s election time in Nova Scotia and The Advocate gave each candidate an opportunity to touch on topics of local interest. Here are the three candidates from Pictou Centre … Jeff Davis Liberal Pictou Centre How will you/your party deal with the lack of physicians in rural areas of Nova Scotia, like Pictou County? Just...

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