Bruce McCulloch, an engineer who has long been active in the community of Parrsboro, will be the Green Party of Nova Scotia candidate in the Cumberland South by-election.
Bruce is a seasoned professional with a strong knowledge of energy efficiency. He lived in Parrsboro while his children were growing up. He served on the Ship’s Company theatre board for 18 years, and was an active volunteer at Ottawa House museum. He is an investor in the Two Island Brewery start-up.
“Cumberland South has great, resilient communities, and an excellent quality of life,” Bruce says. “This, in spite of the struggle to retain health professionals, and the trend of jobs disappearing and young people leaving the area.”
Bruce looks forward to discussing how the values of the Green Party align with the needs of the people of Cumberland South.
Recognizing some of the issues he has seen in the area, Bruce promises to strengthen supports for seasonal workers and businesses. He aims to create conditions to allow local businesses to flourish, including ensuring high speed internet access and global market opportunity. He wants to see Nova Scotia adopt the British Columbia model for attracting doctors.
Bruce assures current and retired teachers and health care workers in Cumberland South that he will strive to ensure a more transparent, cooperative approach to labour negotiations.
Finally, Bruce notes, “We need to overcome the “turf warfare” between the Atlantic provinces to see regulatory processes and services become more streamlined, cost-effective and efficient. We need better ‘free trade’ between provinces.”
Bruce previously ran in the area in the 2013 election.