The four candidates have another forum this week, Friday night at 6:30 at the Antigonish Education Centre. Sponsored by Nova Scotians for Thriving Communities, candidates will be focusing on questions related to education, libraries and rural communities.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and a candidate in this provincial election wants to see easier access to breakfast for school kids. Liberal incumbent for Antigonish, Randy Delorey discussed a plan during a meeting held last evening by the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and the Poverty Reduction Coalition.
Delorey says that children are often the people who suffer from poverty the most. Not having a nutritious meal in the morning can negatively affect test scores, well being and overall health for students:
Delorey hopes that being re-elected into a Liberal held government will give him and the party a chance to build on momentum from the past 4 years. Continuing to work on initiatives, such as breakfast programs over two terms is most effective in Delorey’s mind.
Antigonish Liberal incumbent Randy Delorey says there are some common issues being raised by voters as he’s going door to door. Delorey says the topics aren’t surprising, ones that are top of mind at election time; Roads, Health Care, education, and jobs and the economy.
Delorey says one positive result from his two campaigns has been gathering with his supporters at a major intersections and waving at passing motorists. Delorey says it raised his profile in the 2013 election, and has prompted some voters to approach him on the street or in his office to talk about issues.
Antigonish Liberal incumbent Randy Delorey says he’s sensing positive feedback from voters on the performance of the government during the past term. Delorey says in going door to door, generally the response from the electorate has been agreement with the tough decisions government had to make to get the province on a better track.
Delorey says his party is looking forward to the opportunities to build on that in the second mandate, if elected.
Delorey says other developments include the construction of Mulroney Hall and the Xaverian Commons at St. FX; and twinning the 104 highway between Sutherlands River to Antigonish, creativing jobs in the area
The candidates on the ballot for the riding of Antigonish addressed a number of topics this morning in a forum before a business audience. The candidates were asked questions about roads, taxes, access to cellular phone services, cuts to nursing homes and attracting young people to the riding. The event was organized by the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce.
Liberal incumbent Randy Delorey says government did have to make some tough choices, but it continued to invest in Nova Scotia. Delorey says a new Liberal government will continue to support projects to bolster the economy.
PC Candidate Ray says his party supports a more favourable business climate to attract investment to the riding , reducing red table, tax relief for job creation, and re-instatement of the Film Tax Credit.
NDP Candidate Moraig Macgillivray says her party is committed to investment to grow the economy.
Atlantica candidate Ryan Smyth says his party’s platform centres on democracy and the economy including electoral reform, MLA recall, more transparency in the Legislature and cuts to MLA pensions and salaries. Smyth says his party also favours tax cuts.