NDP nominates candidates in Sydney-Whitney Pier and Northside-Westmount

March 20, 2017

For Immediate Release

Sydney—This weekend, the Nova Scotia NDP nominated two candidates, Madonna Doucette for Sydney-Whitney Pier and Ronald Crowther for Northside-Westmount.

Doucette is a community organizer, LGBTQ leader, and Program Coordinator at the Ally Centre of Cape Breton.

Crowther is an active member of CUPE Local 1183 and serves as a Shop Steward. He works at Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney.

At a town hall in Sydney following Doucette’s nomination Saturday night, NDP Leader Gary Burrill spoke about the major social and economic issues affecting Cape Breton.

“People are increasingly concerned about rising income inequality,” said Burrill. “Over 5,000 jobs in Cape Breton have disappeared since the Liberals came to power. This is unacceptable.”

Burrill also spoke about the NDP’s plan for social investment.

“We can raise the minimum wage to $15. We can make it so that no kid in our province has to go to a food bank,” said Burrill. “It’s time to get rid of a government that tells us we can’t do anything, and elect a government that says we can do this.”

“The days of balancing the budget on the backs of our kids’ education and our seniors’ health care need to end,” said Doucette. “The NDP can deliver the change that Cape Bretoners have been crying out for.”

“Only an NDP government can make the investments we need in our schools, our hospitals, and our communities,” said Crowther. “I’m proud to stand with Gary and offer something better to the people of Northside-Westmount.”

On Friday, the NDP announced that if elected it would invest $3.3 million to open Collaborative Emergency Centres in New Waterford, Glace Bay and North Sydney.


For more information, contact Mike Poworoznyk at 902-225-7777