09 Jun Heather Peters acclaimed as Liberal candidate for Cape Breton East
(Halifax, NS) – Heather Peters has been acclaimed as the candidate for Cape Breton East and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the next provincial election. Due to COVID-19, the nomination process was conducted virtually.
Heather has lived in Cape Breton East for nearly her entire life. Her professional endeavours include working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the regional hospital and nursing homes, in the classroom as a student aide, and nearly a decade working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Heather also worked in the federal government at Revenue Canada Taxation in Ottawa and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For the past twenty five years, Heather has played an instrumental role in working with her family’s company, Peters’ Construction Limited where she was responsible for the health and safety of workers on large projects such as the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Clean Up Project.
“I am honoured to be the Liberal candidate for our beautiful and diverse riding of Cape Breton East,” says Peters. “I am excited for the opportunity to present positive changes and new opportunities for our communities. Together, with the leadership of Premier Iain Rankin, we can achieve great things in Cape Breton East.”
As a single mother of two, Heather was an active member of the School Advisory Council at Mira Road Elementary School, held membership on both the Riverview and Sydney Families of Schools and School Options Committees. She has also coached local sports teams for youth and helped with fundraisers and children’s summer camps. Heather also opened her family’s home to the Alternative Family Support Program through the Department of Community Services as a strong advocate for people with special needs.
“I’m thrilled to see Heather come forward to represent her community,” says Premier Iain Rankin. “Her passion for the people of Cape Breton East will make her an excellent MLA.”