22 Jan Liberal Candidate Chosen for Cape Breton Centre
At a nomination meeting held last night, former MLA Dave Wilton was chosen as the candidate in the riding of Cape Breton Centre and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in an eventual by-election. Wilton was acclaimed while surrounded by friends, family and a large number of local supporters.
Lowell Cormier, a well-known community leader and former CBRM councillor, moved Wilton’s nomination, highlighting his years of community advocacy and volunteerism.
“I’ve known Dave for decades – and there’s nobody more dedicated to their community than him,” said Cormier. “He has always tried to help those in need and was instrumental in securing funding for a new Breton Education Centre, as well as the new state-of-the-art collaborative care centre and long-term care home, right here in New Waterford” he added.
Wilton, who served as the MLA for the riding from 2015-2017, is a successful entrepreneur – and is the owner of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens and Wil-Tone’s Family Fitness Centre. He has served on the New Waterford Coal Bowl Board of Directors since its inception 38 years ago and has been the Chairman of the Board for the New Waterford Community Centre for over 20 years. Improving the health and well being of his community was a driving force behind the decision to seek the nomination and is one of many reasons he wants to represent the people of his riding.
“I’ve always been a strong supporter of the constituents of Cape Breton Centre. I want to continue to fight for the causes that mean the most to you – and if elected, I’m committed to once again being your voice in the Nova Scotia Legislature” said Wilton.
“We are incredibly excited to have Dave re-join our team,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Dave has shown tremendous dedication to serving his community, and he shares in our passion of working together to build a stronger future for all Nova Scotians” he added.