Fred Tilley acclaimed as the candidate for Northside-Westmount

(Halifax, NS) – Fred Tilley has been acclaimed as the candidate for Northside-Westmount and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the next provincial election. Due to COVID-19, the nomination process was conducted virtually.

Fred was born and raised in Northside-Westmount and currently resides in Sydney Mines with his wife, Jean. For the past 30 years, Fred has held various leadership positions in a variety of industries including retail, construction, fishing, and harvesting, as well as post-secondary education. For the past twenty years, he has held senior management positions at Nova Scotia Community College, Marconi Campus and has been Principal for the past eight years. 

“I am thrilled to receive the nomination for Northside-Westmount and I am proud to be a part of Team Rankin. My years of leadership experience, community involvement, and public service have prepared me to be a strong voice for Northside-Westmount in the next Liberal government,” says Tilley. “It would be an absolute honour to be able to be able to represent the community that I love and see it prosper as we recover from the pandemic.”

Fred has played a significant role in the development of the new NSCC campus on the waterfront in Sydney and is very active in the community. He was elected to the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board in 2004 and served until 2018, including two terms as Vice Chair. Fred currently sits on the Cape Breton Partnership Board, is chair of the CBRM Regional Enterprise Networks, and has been involved in the Little League Canadian Championship and Canadian Cancer Relay for Life event.

“I’m so happy to welcome Fred to our team,” says Premier Iain Rankin. “He is a pillar in his community and the residents of Northside-Westmount would be fortunate to have him as their MLA.”


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