Armstrong makes first appearance on the Hill

Jason Malloy
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TRURO - Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley's newest member of Parliament will be officially sworn in today.

Scott Armstrong was notified yesterday about this morning's 11 a.m. ADT ceremony and will be introduced in the House of Commons prior to Question Period at 3:15 p.m. ADT.

"For me personally, I have been at this now for probably eight months, since the start of the nomination period, so it's a huge step forward," Armstrong said Tuesday. "To actually walk in the House of Commons tomorrow afternoon is going to be a very, very exciting event."

Armstrong's parents Tillie and David Armstrong will be attending the ceremony and others were trying to make arrangements yesterday after being notified of the swearing in.

"This is going to be a rewarding experience for me and my family, but for our riding we haven't had a member of Parliament now since April," Armstrong said. "I think it will be good to have Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley represented in the House of Commons once again."

Armstrong won the Nov. 9 byelection garnering nearly 46 per cent of the 24,359 votes cast.

During the election campaign, Armstrong said he wanted to be in the House for the final reading of a private member's bill to abolish the gun registry. Yesterday he said being sworn in would allow that to occur.

jmalloy@trurodaily.com

Organizations: House of Commons, Armstrong's

Geographic location: TRURO - Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley

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