Corbett nominated for the NDP in Cape Breton Centre
September 7, 2013
(New Waterford, N.S.) Deputy Premier and Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Frank Corbett was nominated to run again in Cape Breton Centre at a meeting today, Sept. 7, at the New Waterford Fire Hall.
Corbett was among 18 first-time NDP MLAs elected in 1998. He was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2006 and again in 2009. He has also served as Minister of the Public Service Commission and Minister of Communications Nova Scotia.
“This election is about our province’s future and making sure we keep Nova Scotia moving in the right direction. Now that we have a balanced budget and better health care we don’t want to go back to the overspending and drastic cuts of the Liberals or the mismanagement of the Conservatives,” said Corbett.
Corbett says while there have been many NDP accomplishments over the last 4 years, the thing he is most proud of is legislation to reimburse pensions denied to 108 remarried widows whose husbands were killed on the job.
“Politics aside, I had always felt it was wrong to deny those families a pension they deserved. I’m proud the NDP finally made it right.”
Corbett was born and raised in New Waterford. Prior to his election he worked as a cameraman with ATV (Atlantic Television).