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Michelle Wilson

Liberal Candidate for Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier

Born and raised in Whitney Pier, Michelle Wilson is passionate about her community, and doesn’t shy away from a challenge. She opened her own business in 2005, Timeless Moments Bridal Salon & Formal Wear, winning awards in areas such as marketing, retail, and woman in business, among others. She sold the business in January of 2014 and soon after was hired as Executive Director with Sydney Downtown Development Association after serving as an active volunteer and board president.

Michelle is the daughter of Regina Murphy and the late Ernie Moss, and stepdaughter to Kevin Murphy. She went to South Bar School before heading to Sydney to take French Immersion. From dancing at a young age to swimming and basketball, cheerleading and several school clubs, she has enjoyed being involved in sports and group activities her whole life. She followed her passion for sports by continuing with cheerleading through university and coached for six years until she had her first child in 2007. Michelle graduated from Riverview with her French immersion certificate, and then from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology.

She has been married to Angus for 15 years, is the proud mom of Angus Jr. and Ryan, stepsons Brandon and Nicholas, and her two cats.

Michelle cares deeply about people and her community and is excited to have the opportunity to share her passion with the riding of Cape Breton Centre – Whitney Pier and the rest of Nova Scotia.

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Committed to Community

Michelle’s enthusiasm for her work and community is contagious. She works tirelessly to carry out the mandate of SDDA through advocacy, focused initiatives and implementation of key projects, and inspiring people to open businesses in the downtown core. She prides herself on building strong relationships and working with businesses and the government to find creative ways to get the job done.

She has been a member of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce for many years, on the board since 2014, and has served as board chair. Michelle has been on several committees, such as barriers to business, events, and communications over the years. This role as a board member has enabled her to advocate for good business policies, and important projects for Sydney.

She is also a board member for Downtowns Atlantic Canada, an organization that brings together business improvement districts from the East Coast to learn from one another, and work together through the sharing of information about advocacy, projects, and best practice.

Lifting Up Marginalized and At-Risk Communities

Social supports for our vulnerable and at-risk community members are key to breaking the cycle of child poverty, addiction, and mental illness. These are all issues we face across Cape Breton Island, and it is evident in the riding of Cape Breton Centre – Whitney Pier. It is a broad and complex issue with no easy answer, but one that cannot be ignored.

Michelle is committed to working with organizations that support the marginalized, and bringing the voices of our most vulnerable population forward and working with communities to bring about change. She has the drive and determination to advocate for the implementation of initiatives and build on the work already being carried out by our Liberal government.

Infrastructure Investments

Some areas in the communities of Cape Breton Centre – Whitney Pier are in need of key investments in infrastructure, and Michelle is up for the challenge. She is no stranger to advocating for projects big and small.

Building on current projects such as the important investments in New Waterford that has an already completed beautiful new outdoor facility that houses a multipurpose outdoor sports complex, and soon to come collaborative facilities valued at over $200 million dollars.

Investments like this, as well as smaller strategic investments like those in our Main Streets, public gathering spaces, historic and significant places/structures, community centres, and amenities result in job creation, pride of place, the attraction of doctors, and things to do for families and youth.

How to Vote for Michelle

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Every Day: You can vote every day at 310 Convent Street, New Waterford – 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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