Statement from Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin
Today, Cumberland North MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin issued the following statement:
“Last month, I offered to relinquish my duties as Progressive Conservative critic for Health and Wellness to interim PC Leader Karla MacFarlane and PC House Leader Chris d’Entremont to allow me to focus more time on my leadership campaign. At their request, and with the advice of my leadership campaign co-chairs, I agreed to continue to serve as an official opposition critic, at least until the conclusion of the spring sitting of the House of Assembly.
“Now that the House is done for the spring, I would like to focus all of my energy on the leadership campaign while fulfilling my responsibilities to the people of Cumberland North as their MLA. I am also looking forward to meeting with Nova Scotians who have faced racism to learn more and gain a greater understanding and appreciation for their lived experiences.
“I am therefore stepping away as Progressive Conservative Health and Wellness critic, as well as from my committee assignment.
“I will continue to be an active Progressive Conservative MLA for the people of Cumberland North, and I will use the leadership campaign as an opportunity to listen to Nova Scotians and share my agenda for a healthier, more prosperous, more progressive province."