Chris d’En­tremont to seek Con­ser­va­tive nom­i­na­tion in West Nova

15-year MLA, for­mer cabi­net min­is­ter ready to bring ex­pe­ri­ence to the House of Com­mons

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - BY TINA COMEAU SALTWIRE NET­WORK YAR­MOUTH, N.S. [email protected]­coun­ty­van­guard.ca

Af­ter 15 years in Nova Sco­tia’s House of As­sem­bly, with six of those years spent at the cabi­net ta­ble, Chris d’En­tremont says he’s ready to rep­re­sent West Nova in the Par­lia­ment of Canada.

The flu­ently bilin­gual five-term MLA ended weeks of spec­u­la­tion on Nov. 20 by con­firm­ing he will seek the Con­ser­va­tive Party of Canada’s nom­i­na­tion in West Nova for the up­com­ing fed­eral elec­tion.

“The peo­ple of West Nova de­serve an MP who knows how to get things done in gov­ern­ment and has the ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary to de­liver on big, im­por­tant files,” said d’En­tremont. “I will bring my 15 years of leg­isla­tive ex­pe­ri­ence, and knowl­edge gained at the helm of some of our most im­por­tant gov­ern­ment de­part­ments, with me to Ot­tawa. I will be a strong, ef­fec­tive ad­vo­cate for the peo­ple of West Nova.”

In a me­dia re­lease an­nounc­ing his in­ten­tion, d’En­tremont says he de­cided to run be­cause the Trudeau Lib­er­als have taken West Nova for granted. He says he has the ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary to help Con­ser­va­tive Leader An­drew Scheer de­liver for the At­lantic re­gion.

“Justin Trudeau promised the peo­ple of West Nova their voice would be heard, but in­stead he has ig­nored At­lantic Canada and taken us for granted,” he said. “Work­ing along­side An­drew Scheer, I’ll undo the dam­age done by the Trudeau Lib­er­als and make sure fam­i­lies in West Nova are able to get ahead.”

D’En­tremont was first elected to the Nova Sco­tia House of As­sem­bly in 2003. Un­der pre­miers John Hamm and Rod­ney MacDon­ald he served as the Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture, Fish­eries and Aqua­cul­ture, Health, Aca­dian Af­fairs and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices at var­i­ous times. He briefly served as Nova Sco­tia’s Min­is­ter of Fi­nance in 2009.

Since 2010, he has been the Of­fi­cial Op­po­si­tion House Leader in the Nova Sco­tia House of As­sem­bly. He is cur­rently the MLA for Bar­ring­ton-Ar­gyle.

The Con­ser­va­tive Party has yet to an­nounce a date for the West Nova nom­i­na­tion meet­ing. D’En­tremont will spend the weeks ahead earn­ing the sup­port of Con­ser­va­tives in West Nova.

CON­TRIB­UTED

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