Reverend acclaimed PC candidate in Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley

Published on March 24, 2013
Rev. Larry Harrison will represent the Progressive Conservatives party in Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley in the upcoming provincial election.

BROOKFIELD – 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.”