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Joe MacDonald

Liberal Candidate for Pictou East

Joe is a life-long resident of Pictou East and currently lives in Kenzieville with his wife Laura. After graduating from East Pictou Rural High School, he worked at his family-owned small business which he now co-owns with his brother. In 1987, Joe joined the Barney’s River Volunteer Fire Department and has served as Chief for the past 24 years. He currently serves as the President of the Pictou County Firefighters Association and is involved with the County Council Liaison Committee, the Nova Scotia Hemophilia Advocacy Committee, and the Kenzieville Cemetery.

As a community advocate, Joe has accomplished many projects to improve the lives of Pictou East residents. He has been recognized by the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal for his work in the industry and was named Pictou County’s Volunteer of the Year in 2017. Since 2011, he has been a champion for improved insurance for firefighters in Pictou County. Most recently, Joe was a strong voice to ensure that a dangerous section of Highway 104 would be twinned by 2023 to protect the lives of Nova Scotians.

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How to Vote for Joe

Elections Nova Scotia has made it easy and convenient for you to vote safely in this election. Now is the time to make your vote plan to ensure your voice is heard.

Every Day: You can vote every day at 2340 E River East Side Rd, Plymouth – Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm

Advance Poll: You can vote early at Advance Polls from August 7 to 14

Mail: You can apply for a write-in ballot, visit

Election Day: Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, August 17

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