During this election period, the incumbent for Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie has heard from residents about varying topics. Roads, health care and education are the front running topics around the province. In Canso, however, conversations on space ports are brought to the forefront.
That’s what Liberal candidate Lloyd Hines says he hears often when travelling through the communities in his constituency. Hines says residents are excited to see the development in Canso:
This location would host a commercial launch complex for the Cyclone 4M orbital launch vehicle from Ukraine. The 100 million dollar complex expects to have launches by the summer of 2020.
Covering a large area during a provincial election is no small feat, but it’s a challenge the Liberal Incumbent enjoys. Lloyd Hines has held the seat for Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie since 2013, and enjoys hearing from the people within his area — an area that covers more than 5,200 square kilometres.
Hines says that hearing from residents through the area reveals unique challenges, and also results in new revelations about what’s happening down the road:
Hines says the big concern he hears is not surprising. His area has many dirt roads that need constant attention, and the new capital plan that was announced before the election will address these concerns.