MLA Jim Morton announced Feb. 18 that he will seek the nomination for the New Democratic Party in Kings North for the next provincial election.
“We’ve begun a great deal of work that needs to be continued,” said Morton. “We’ve been laying an exciting foundation for a new and sustainable economy, encouraging innovative health services and getting our finances under control while still finding ways to invest in people and the services they need. There is much more to do and I want to help our plans move forward.”
In Kings North, Morton cited Canning’s proposed fire station and administrative complex and replacing Kentville’s Cornwallis Street bridge as two projects that need to be moved forward.
“Our educated, industrious people, our important agricultural sector, our beautiful landscape and icons like Cape Split and Grand Pre are assets that have tremendous potential,” Morton said. “Tying those assets to our provincial plan for an innovative, productive and competitive economy will help us turn the corner to a more prosperous future. And that in turn will help us afford the services that people need, like health care, education, better roads and supports for those who need help the most.”
Morton will be formally nominated, along with fellow NDP, Kings South MLA Ramona Jennex, at a joint nomination meeting at the Louis Millett Community Complex in New Minas on March 3. Premier Darrell Dexter will also be on hand as the featured speaker for the event, which starts at 2 p.m.