Smith-McCrossin announces PC leadership bid
Today, nurse, businesswoman and Cumberland North MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin announced her bid to become the Leader of the PC Party of Nova Scotia.
Smith-McCrossin made the announcement to a packed room of supporters in Amherst, NS, where she pledged to fix Nova Scotia’s broken healthcare system, reverse the province’s poor record of economic growth and attract a world-class slate of candidates capable of defeating the McNeil Liberals in every corner of the province in 2021.
“From working on a dairy farm to opening my own collaborative care clinic to address the healthcare needs of my community, I’ve always been willing to roll up my sleeves and do the hard work. Leading the PC Party to government will be no different,” Smith-McCrossin said. “Under my watch, the party will focus on presenting positive solutions and growing its support in rural and urban centres.”
As the PC health critic and with a lifetime of healthcare experience under her belt, Smith-McCrossin said her campaign will primarily focus on offering new ideas to fix the healthcare system, which is failing everyday Nova Scotia families.
“Whether it’s the unacceptably long wait-times for surgeries or the critical lack of family doctors, our healthcare system needs a fresh look,” Smith-McCrossin said. “Over the next few months, I will be presenting many ideas to make the healthcare system more efficient and responsive to patients and their families.”