Jaimie Bail­lie:

Cape Breton Post - - Province / Atlantic -

Vet­eran Tory leader takes sec­ond kick at elec­tion can

Party: Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive Party

Age: 51

Home­town: Truro, N.S.

Job be­fore pol­i­tics: A char­tered ac­coun­tant, he worked as a se­nior part­ner at hu­man re­sources con­sult­ing firm Robert­son Sur­rette; vice-pres­i­dent of fi­nance for Cit­i­Group Prop­er­ties; chief of staff to for­mer premier John Hamm; and pres­i­dent of Credit Union At­lantic.

Lead­er­ship his­tory: Elected leader in Au­gust 2010; was first elected to the leg­is­la­ture in an Oc­to­ber 2010 by­elec­tion in Cum­ber­land South.

No­table mo­ment: Lost 2013 cam­paign, but brought the party back to sec­ond place with 10 seats af­ter it fell to third when the NDP swept to power in 2009.

Spot­ted in his of­fice: A small print of the late U.S. pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy sits next to a base­ball signed by for­mer Red Sox and Ex­pos left­hander Bill (Space­man)’ Lee.

Quote: “We be­lieve we have a vi­sion for where to take this prov­ince and a plan of ac­tion to make lives bet­ter for peo­ple.’’

Jaimie Bail­lie

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