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
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.
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