Shane Buchan, PC
Occupation: Business owner/operator
Family: Wife Tina, sons Brock and Dillon
Past relevant experience: Volunteer leadership roles.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“From my father, Gerry Buchan – he told me to honour your word and work hard. If it’s easy, anyone will do it – if it’s hard, work harder.”
Who is your biggest influence?
“Probably my father and Jamie Baillie. My father was the warden of the county for a number of years, I worked with him my whole life. He passed nine years ago. He was my mentor and best friend. Jamie’s an inspiration, I’m in awe at his knowledge on the issues and what Nova Scotia really needs to get back to balance.”
What are you passionate about?
“Helping people. I was a Shriner for 15 years, worked by way up to Potentate in 2010, and then, after my good friend passed away in 2011, I finished his term. It’s important to me to help kids.”
If you could offer one piece of advice to teens today, what would it be?
“Listen when people speak and live within your means.”
Why are you running?
“At work, we were just bogged down with the high costs of everything, electricity…and I really feel the NDP do not support local business. We were frustrated with the roads, the lack of support, the lack of response from the MLA.”
What do you think is the single most important issue in your riding?
“Accountability – you need to be accountable to the people, whether it’s about roads, healthcare, someone who needs money for home heating fuel.”
Why should people vote for you?
“I am approachable, I will work hard and that’s all I can promise people.”