Smith-McCrossin named critic for Dept. of Health, Wellness

Published on June 19, 2017

Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin


Amherst  - In her first run at politics, Cumberland North MLA and Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin has been named to a high-profile critic responsibility with the Official Opposition to the Liberal Government.

eThe Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives leader announced June 19 Smith-McCrossin will be the official critic to the office of the Minister of Health and Wellness, who saw Liberal MLA Randy Delorey installed as the department’s minister just last week.

The portfolio appropriate for Smith-McCrossin, who earned her bachelor of science in nursing in 1991 from Dalhousie University before becoming the president and owner of East Coast Holistic Ltd. in 2000. She is also owner of Damaris Spa and Wellness Centre, Simply for Life, and Manasseh Local and Organic Food.

The role of the opposition critics, PC leader and Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie said, will be to hold the government accountable for addressing Nova Scotians' top priorities.

"I am excited to be working with such a strong, capable group of MLAs. We have a great team and we are looking forward to working on issues and opportunities that are important to Nova Scotians,” Baillie said. “As the Official Opposition and with our expanded team, we will continue to hold Stephen McNeil and the Ministers accountable for fixing the crisis in our health and mental health systems, improving education for children and making a better climate for job creators.”

McNeil installed his new cabinet June 15.