SPRINGHILL – Progressive Conservatives leader Jamie Baillie says his record as MLA for Cumberland South speaks for itself.
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Baillie issued a press statement last night saying he’s proud of his record after taking on the role following a 2010 by-election.
“We’ve accomplished a lot together in Cumberland South and I’m proud to let my record speak for itself,” Baillie said in the release. “The new Progressive Conservative team is offering Cumberland South residents lower taxes, frozen power rates, an end to wasteful spending and more jobs.”
Baillie took on the role of MLA after PC Murray Scott retired from politics. Baillie, who was uncontested in his bid to become leader of the provincial Tories, accepted an invitation from the Cumberland South riding association to run as its representative.
Highlights Baillie called attention to included introducing legislation to lift the property taxes on the non-commercial portion of the Anne Murray Centre, issuing a call for the completion of the River Hebert school construction, introducing legislation to maintain traditional access to wilderness areas, challenging the NDP government on physician shortages in Cumberland South, defending construction at the Springhill Institution from federal Liberal criticism, standing with employers opposed to the First Contract Arbitration legislation, standing against the NDP over its decision to raise the HST and cancelling the construction of a provincial jail in Springhill, and introducing legislation to define cyberbullying and amend the Criminal Code to protect victims.
Baillie came out in defense of his record following a challenge from his Cumberland South opponent Kenny John Jackson, who challenged Baillie’s presence in the riding after being elected.
Baillie pointed out in his release he maintains regular office hours in Springhill, Parrsboro and River Hebert.