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Jimmy MacAlpine

Liberal Candidate for Digby - Annapolis

Jimmy recently retired from Council after serving as councillor for the Municipality of the District of Digby for the past 20 years, and most recently as Warden for the past 4 years. During his time on council, Jimmy served on the board of the Federation of Nova Scotia Municipalities and was elected as President in 2011. He also served as the Chair for Property Valuation Services Corporation and the Library Board Association of Nova Scotia for a number of years.

Throughout his time in municipal politics, Jimmy worked to enhance municipal transit, resulting in Kings Transit and Transport de Clare. He is committed to sustainability and led projects that work on climate change initiatives, such as the installation of tidal gauges in five locations to monitor sea-level rise. Before politics, Jimmy was employed at T & C Motors, a family owned and operated business for over 40 years.

Our Plan for Recovery and Growth

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Shortage of Physicians

There is a chronic shortage of family practice physicians in this riding. We have one physician in Digby seeing patients by appointment, and none at the Weymouth clinic. We do have a number of Nurse practicians that are doing great work but we have a need for six family practice physicians, we have residents having to travel to Yarmouth and up the Valley as far as Kentville to see a doctor.

Affordable Housing

Everyone should have access to adequate housing. It is very difficult to find such housing in this riding. There is a project planned by Compass Coop Housing but no start date has been established. Also because of the hot housing market, tenants are been removed from their rental units and the homeowners are listing the properties for sale. The COVID pandemic has also placed more pressure on an already strained situation as the cost of building materials has slowed the construction of new units

Cellular Service

We have many communities in this riding with little or no cellular phone service. This is not just a social connectivity issue, this is a health and safety issue and one That needs to be addressed. We are getting internet upgrades and l would maintain that with new towers constructed that action for upgrades to the cellular network could be achieved as well.

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