Reverend acclaimed PC candidate in Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley

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BROOKFIELD – Rev. Larry Harrison will represent the Progressive Conservatives party in Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley in the upcoming provincial election.

Rev. Larry Harrison will represent the Progressive Conservatives party in Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley in the upcoming provincial election.

Harrison, who leads congregations at the Knox United Church in Brookfield and Middle Stewiacke United Church, was acclaimed as the party candidate.

“Since I announced my intention to seek this nomination almost a month ago, I have spoken with numerous votes in this constituency,” said the minister for the past 41 years in a news release. “What I have heard first-hand is a desire not only for a change in government, but a complete change in direction for Nova Scotia.”

Harrison, a long-standing spiritual support worker with palliative care, has two children – Brent and Stacey – with his wife Susanne.

“Families I’ve heard from in Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley want taxes lowered. They want wasteful spending stopped. They want power rates frozen, and strategies that create jobs in rural Nova Scotia,” he said.

Along with his work with palliative care, Harrison is a member of the ethics committee at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre and serves as chaplain of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Politics and public service have played a huge part in Harrison’s life – his brother, Bev, has served over 20 years as an MLA in New Brunswick, including two terms as Speaker of the Legislature.

Party leader Jamie Baillie is excited about Harrison’s candidacy and can’t think of anyone better suited.

“He’s a natural community leader and as a church minister, he knows first-hand the struggles local families are facing,” Baillie said in the release.

Harrison said he’s looking forward to the “very challenging work ahead” and joining Baillie and his fellow candidates in laying “the foundation for this change in direction beginning right here in Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley.”



Organizations: Knox United Church, Brookfield and Middle Stewiacke United Church, Colchester East Hants Health Centre Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department

Geographic location: Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

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  • Eric
    May 16, 2013 - 13:13

    Apparently, Yadda doesn't have a great deal of understanding as to the actual tenets of conservatism. Conservatism promotes individual rights, freedoms and responsibilities, the free market, limited government and other positive values that, ironically, facilitate the achievement of many of the goals that Yadda claims to want. Yadda also seems to have some issues surrounding ageism and racism as he thinks seniors and white people cannot make a positive contribution. He could not possibly be more in error.

  • yadda yadda yadda
    March 25, 2013 - 17:27

    And just like a broken record this guy spews on. I'm a young person under 30. I want IDEAS and VISION !!!!! Conservatism says to me ''keep everything exactly the same''. That is the last thing we want. We need people to be less car dependent. We need energy efficient houses. We need locally grown food. We need skilled high tech workers who WANT to live here. We need artists and visionaries to interpret our lives and tell stories about the past, present and future. We do not need staid old white men just like this guy telling us - the new generation that is the future of this region and province - what we can and can't do and holding us back from our potential. It just irks the snot out of me. I won't be voting for Harrison, that's for certain. Unfortunately the complete lack of vision amongst the fossils of this riding will likely vote for him and get more of the same pathetic leadership that this province has suffered under for centuries....