TRURO – A Truro resident has filed his papers with the
Truro-Bible Hill Liberal Association in the hopes of leading the local party into the next provincial election.
Truro’s Evan Price, who has been president of the association since September, told the Truro Daily News that
one person, Barry Mellish of Truro, has already filed papers as a candidate.
On Sunday at the Best Western Glengarry, between 2:30 to 4 p.m., local Liberals will gather to choose their leader for this area. People can submit their nomination to the association before Sunday’s event or at the meeting. Participants must register before voting, which gets underway at 3 p.m.
Price said a good candidate would be someone who is “eager to have discussions” with constituents in and outside of the area about vital issues such as power rates, health and education.
“The real solution,” said Price regarding some of Nova Scotia’s woes, “is to get some stability to the power rates.”
Price said the next local Liberal leader could face great responsibility after an election.
“It’s likely the Liberal government will come into power,” in the next provincial election, believes Price. He said recent polls conducted through Corporate Research Associates Inc. in Halifax indicate the Liberals are ahead in voter popularity.
According to a Dec. 5, 2012 report by the Corporate Research Associates that’s posted on the Internet, the Liberals sit at 41 per cent of Nova Scotia support. That compares, according to the online report, to the NDP at 29 per cent, PC Party at 27 per cent and Green Party at three per cent.