Nadine Bernard elected as the candidate for Victoria-The Lakes

(Halifax, NS) – Nadine Bernard has been elected as the Liberal candidate for Victoria-The Lakes and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the next provincial election. Due to COVID-19, the nomination process was conducted virtually.

Nadine has strong roots in Cape Breton as she grew up in the community of Waycobah with many of her extended family. Nadine has an education in Business Administration and has been involved with the Coady Institute. As part of their Indigenous Women’s Community Leadership program in 2017, she launched her business, Slow Cooked Dreams, which empowers low income community members with skills to prepare healthy food options for themselves and their families.

“I am excited to represent Team Rankin and the Liberals in the upcoming election in the riding of Victoria-The Lakes,” says Bernard. “It’s such a privilege and honour to be among the Island’s candidates who are eager to listen and hear from all constituents.”

Nadine has also started Indigevisor Advisory and Consulting to bridge the gap between First Nations and the construction sector to help employ people for large infrastructure projects. This has led to involvement in projects with teams in the UK, Arizona, and most recently the Cape Breton Regional Hospital redevelopment. She has also been a strong advocate for advancing women in leadership positions, and particularly women of diverse backgrounds. As a Project Consultation Officer with Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn (Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative) Nadine has tremendous experience negotiating on important files such as environment and agriculture.

“It is an honour to have Nadine’s voice on our team,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Nadine has a strong record of advocating for Indigenous peoples and women across the country. I know that in our new Liberal government, Nadine will continue to break barriers when she becomes the first Mi’kmaq MLA in our province’s history.”

 



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