About Elizabeth


Growing up on a dairy farm in Linden, Cumberland County, Elizabeth’s led of life of hard work, caring for others and bringing out the best in those around her.

She attended Dalhousie University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Several years later, she attended Saint Mary’s University, where she completed an Executive MBA.

With more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and the owner/operator of four small businesses, Elizabeth brings firsthand experience in front line health care delivery, creating jobs and meeting a payroll.  She also served as Vice President, Policy, of the PC Party of Nova Scotia.

Following her election last year as MLA for Cumberland North, Elizabeth was named Progressive Conservative critic for Health and Wellness.  She quickly championed a voice for health care professionals in health care decision making, sponsoring amendments to the Health Authorities Act. Following the conclusion of the spring sitting of the Nova Scotia Legislature, Elizabeth stepped away from this role to focus full-time on her leadership campaign.

Elizabeth is running to be the leader of the PC Party and Premier of Nova Scotia to change our province’s reality for the better.  She will build a team and a government that will focus on private sector job creation, healthier citizens, food security, a new partnership for learning and more effective approaches to supporting our most vulnerable Nova Scotians.

Elizabeth is happily married to Murray McCrossin for 26 years and together they have four children: Thomas, Matthew, Joel and Sharon.

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