Featured Endorsements

2014 Rural Physician of the Year

“What’s missing in health care is leadership. Leadership that reflects a willingness to listen, a curious intellect, a background that connects with front-line professionals, compassion for workers, patients and their families and an ability to communicate. These are the characteristics I see in Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin. That’s why I joined the PC Party to support Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin to be the next PC leader and Nova Scotia’s next Premier.

Elizabeth understands that people are better able to accept change, when they are part of the change. I have always known Elizabeth as someone who is able to sit
down with front-line health professionals and listen to what’s going on.

Elizabeth is unafraid to ask the tough questions and find solutions where most politicians fear to tread. Elizabeth has the credentials and qualities that we need in the Premier’s Office. She’s the new way for our province.”


I have reviewed the platforms of every candidate for the leadership of our party in detail. Our business community in Nova Scotia needs to compete on a global level in 2018 and beyond. The forces of the status quo say we can’t do this. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is the only candidate with a plan to end Nova Scotia’s high tax, low growth status quo. Let’s invest in our people with a Mega Tax Break. That’s what Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is standing for. That’s why I’m part of a growing team standing with her.

Halifax Citadel- Sable Island

“I encourage doctors and other front line health care professionals to mobilize, join the PC Party and choose the person who will likely be the next Premier. The best person in this race to provide new leadership for better health care is Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin. I am grateful with the meaningful role Elizabeth is asking health care professionals to play to make lasting, meaningful improvements to health care to benefit patients and their families.”

Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, Former MP

I believe it is time for our PC Party to make a fresh start. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin can connect us more closely with a wide range of Nova Scotia voters. Elizabeth brings the kind of hands on leadership experience we need in government: in health care, in business and in getting things done. Elizabeth has the heart, the guts and the smarts to make a real difference. Nova Scotia needs Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin! And to make that happen, it’s time for our party to open the door to new people, new ideas and new leadership.

Cumberland North, Retired Registered Nurse

I worked for Elizabeth Smith McCrossin as a Family practice Nurse promoting Illness prevention and Chronic Disease Management. I found Elizabeth to be a supportive ,compassionate and professional employer .She had a vision for providing optimum care to improve the lives of those patients dealing with chronic disease and promotion of health and wellness.
Elizabeth invested in me as an employee so that my increase in skill and knowledge would benefit the patients in our care.Elizabeth has a passion for people and a desire to improve outcomes.
On a personal note she demonstrated to me care and deep understanding while I was dealing with the illness and subsequent death of my mother. She allowed me the freedom to take the time necessary so I could help care for my mother at home .I will never forget that gift.
Elizabeth demonstrated to me great leadership skills as an employer and a nurse .I believe these skills will benefit our province

Halifax Atlantic

“As an educator, i want a leader and a premier who will listen, ask questions and take the time to connect.What I like about Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is her ability to lead through a collaborative approach. Her passion for working with people on the Front lines to improve the classroom experience for children and young people is what we need in the Premier’s Office. In a province with so much poverty, Elizabeth’s commitment to helping our most vulnerable citizens is what we need in the Premier’s Office. That is why I have joined the PC Party and am supporting Elizabeth for Leader.”

Former MLA & Speaker of the Legislature

“Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is the best person to lead our party. Elizabeth speaks to the issues that I consider important to Nova Scotia: strengthening our economy, improving health care and reducing poverty. Elizabeth embraces the very best of Progressive Conservatism – qualities I first learned to appreciate during the time of Robert Stanfield as Premier. I invite you to join me and many others in Elizabeth’s growing team across the province. Let’s have the courage to make history and choose a different kind of leader and Premier.”

Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank

“When the Trudeau Liberals portrayed doctors and others last year as tax cheats, with the McNeil Liberals doing little to stand up for doctors, I knew I needed to do more to participate in our democratic process. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is not just another politician looking for my vote. She’s a fellow health care professional who understands the challenges my colleagues and I face. She’s a successful business person who knows what it’s like to create jobs and make payroll. As Nova Scotia struggles under a health care crisis and the worst performing economy in Canada, shouldn’t we choose a leader with real life experience in both areas? That’s why I’m supporting Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin to be the next leader of the PC Party and Nova Scotia’s next Premier.”

Cumberland North

“As someone who has known Elizabeth for over 16 years, I have seen how passionate and committed she is to better health care. Her local leadership in finding solutions to our present health care system crisis is well recognized and greatly appreciated by the medical staff organization at the Cumberland Regional Hospital. We need that focus on solutions and first hand health care experience in the Premier’s Office. I am 100 per cent confident that Elizabeth will fight for what is right for all Nova Scotians.”


“Having worked in government for many years, including several years as an advisor to Nova Scotia’s Deputy Premier, I know how important it is for leaders to set priorities. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin’s focus and passion for making life better for seniors and their families, starting with a continuing care strategy, is what we need. That’s why I’m supporting Elizabeth as my first choice to be the next PC Leader and Nova Scotia’s best choice be our next Premier.”

« Ayant travaillé au gouvernement pendant de nombreuses années, y compris pendant plusieurs années à titre de conseillère du vice-premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosse, je sais à quel point il est important pour les chefs d’établir des priorités. La priorité d’Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin et sa passion pour améliorer la vie des aînés et de leurs familles, en commençant par une stratégie de soins continus, est ce dont nous avons besoin. C’est pourquoi j’appuie Elizabeth en tant que premier choix pour être le prochain leader du Parti PC, et le meilleur choix pour être la prochaine première minister de la Nouvelle-Écosse. »

Kings West

“Elizabeth has taken the time to listen to the people in my region of western Nova Scotia and hear the issues that matter most to them. She’s looking for solutions to our provinces biggest issues and has the leadership skills to move our party and province forward. When I speak with Elizabeth, I know she’s listening, and I know she cares. Those are the qualities we need in a leader for our party. I’m on team Elizabeth.”

Halifax Armdale

“When I first met Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, she was a breath of fresh air. She spoke from the heart and didn’t sound like just another politician. She has the strength to lead the PC Party and the Province of Nova Scotia in a positive direction. That’s why I’m voting Elizabeth for leader.”

Former Cabinet Minister and MLA

“Now is the time for the PC Party to embrace change, to choose a new voice, to bring about a new focus on Metro Halifax-Dartmouth. I am impressed by Elizabeth’s strength of character, sense of purpose in public life and real-life know how outside
of politics. With her experience as a successful business person and registered nurse, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is the best choice for positive change for Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives. The last health care professional I supported for the PC leadership was John Hamm. I am confident that our party and our province will benefit from having the next generation from the health care professions – Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin – lead us forward.”

Nova Scotia's 21st Premier

“I have known Elizabeth since her 4-H achievement days. She and I have had many chats in recent years. Having served in the Legislature for than 20 years, with 12 years as a Cabinet Minister, I am convinced that Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin has what it takes to be a good party leader and a successful Premier for our province.”

Halifax Citadel - Sable Island

Nova Scotia needs a government led by a person with the skills and experience to lead progressive change in our province. We firmly believe that leader is Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin. She listens, she learns and she succeeds – she has the track record to show it. Elizabeth’s experience as a nurse is important to us- she shows accountability, transparency and skillful knowledge in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. Nova Scotians have only been made more vulnerable under a government who denies the current healthcare crisis. Elizabeth represents the change we want to see for Nova Scotia, this party and our family. She speaks to the heart of Nova Scotians, and personally represents us as parents, healthcare professionals and citizens who want success for future generations of our beautiful province.”

Pictou Centre

“An avid supporter of all people, Elizabeth is an open minded and caring individual. An accomplished small business person, an experienced health care provider and a valuable member of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative caucus, Elizabeth is eminently qualified to be the next leader of the Progressive Conservatives of Nova Scotia. A vote for Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is the best opportunity to ensure a bright and vibrant Nova Scotia.”

Q.C., Cumberland North

“For over 55 years, I have actively believed that political involvement is an important way to contribute to the advancement of our society. I know Elizabeth’s motivations very well. I know her abilities. I am very pleased to support her goals: within our Party and our Province. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin will make history as the first female Premier of Nova Scotia. I strongly believe that she has the personality and charm needed to appeal to all Nova Scotians in the next general election.”

Halifax Citadel-Sable Island

“As a fellow entrepreneur and parent of grown children, Elizabeth shares my belief that we must change our province dramatically to become a more attractive place for young people to stay, build their lives and contribute to a better society. That’s why I’m definitely there for Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin – she’s a leader who listens, who embraces change and who aspires to lead our party and our province to help and build up others."

Cumberland North

“Elizabeth is a hands on kind of a leader who digs in to get the job done. She is not afraid of hard work and she brings this out in others! At the same time, Elizabeth is a compassionate leader who listens to various points of view. At a time when Nova Scotians want change from the same old politics, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is the leader we need for the PC Party and the Premier we need for Nova Scotia.”

Former Cabinet Minister and MLA for Cumberland South

“In my time working for the people of Cumberland South at Province House, I observed four different premiers from all three political parties,” said Scott. “My wife Linda and I have known Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin for many years. Based on my experience in the legislature and at the cabinet table, and knowing Elizabeth as I do, I can say without question that Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin has got the right stuff to be the Premier of Nova Scotia. Her integrity, her compassion for people and her commitment to doing what’s right is what we need in a PC Party leader and what Nova Scotians need in a Premier.”

Former President, Halifax Citadel-Sable Island NDP Association

“I left the Nova Scotia NDP because the current leadership became too focused on narrow ideology, instead of finding ways to work across party lines to improve the livelihoods of our most vulnerable Nova Scotians. When Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin launched her leadership campaign by talking about a basic guaranteed income for Nova Scotians, I knew in my heart that I had to help her. Joining the PC Party was a big decision for me, but helping achieve change with Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin as PC Leader and Premier of Nova Scotia is worth it.”

Cumberland South and Honourary President, PC Party of Nova Scotia

“I am proud to endorse Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin to be the next leader of the PC Party and Premier. Elizabeth possesses the necessary life skills, intelligence and good common sense to address the challenges associated with bringing our province back to responsible government.”

Former District VP for Halifax, VP Organization and Provincial Campaign Team member (1998, 1999 and 2003) under John Hamm

“Leadership races help shape the kind of Progressive Conservative Party we present to Nova Scotians. We need to be a mainstream progressive and conservative party that connects with voters that have felt they don’t see themselves in our party. We need to present realistic, common sense solutions and attract new people to our ranks. After close to 20 years of not winning a significant number of seats in Metro Halifax, we need a leader that voters in all parts of the province can get excited about it. To get the kind of change our party needs, we need to choose a different kind of leader; a leader who listens, who has real-life experience and who is a team builder. That’s why I’m supporting Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin as the next PC leader and Nova Scotia’s next Premier.”

Cumberland North

“Having grown up on a dairy farm in Cumberland County, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin has a work ethic without parallel. She understands health care from the front lines as a registered nurse. She understands how to start, build and grow successful businesses in small town Nova Scotia. She brings passion, drive and integrity to everything she does. We were delighted to help her become our MLA . Now we’re getting behind Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin because her talent and real-life experience is needed by the PC Party as leader and Nova Scotians as our next Premier."

Colchester County Councillor

“From my time serving in municipal government, it has become very clear that for Nova Scotia to grow and prosper, we must be open to change. We must change, our leaders need to reflect change and all of us need to walk that fine line between fiscal and social responsibilities. Future leaders will need to focus more on the greater good, instead of the good of any one political party. I believe Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is that leader and I am proud to endorse her as the next leader of the PC Party of Nova Scotia.”

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Art Donahoe
Dr. Carlos Beltran
Esther Theriault
Hannah Dawson-Murphy
Paulette Langdon Upshall
James Hingley
Joel Matheson
Roger Bacon
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Morris Haugg
Katalin Allen
Kathy Wells
Murray Scott
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Doug Marshall
Jim MacLean
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Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin for Leader