My name is James Wilson and I am running as an independent in the riding of Albert. I have lived and worked in Albert County all my life. I've been from one end of the county to the other but am always finding out new things about this place I call home. I will confess that I am an introvert and that public speaking is not my favorite activity and canvassing door-to-door fills me with a fair amount of dread. And here I am running in an election that requires I embrace both of these activities.
Although born into a Dutch sea-faring family, I’ve been a farmer all my life. When we came to Canada in 1981, we had little more than a dream, a vision and a goal. We saw potential in a rundown, neglected farm in Elgin. Through hard work and attention to the needs of the land—and with strong community support—we restored it to a thriving dairy farm.
Whether it’s business, conservation efforts, or politics, Mike Holland has always been up for a challenge!
Farm raised in rural New Brunswick, Mike Holland has been an avid outdoorsperson his whole life. He is the co-founder of the Canadian Wild Turkey Federation, a non-profit organization that is quickly becoming the new face of conservation in Canada.
Betty Weir lives in Salisbury with her two girls and works as a bus driver for the Anglophone East School District. She cares about youth, their safety and their development and is very enthusiastic to wear the NDP colors in the upcoming elections. Betty wants to stop privatization of our province, fight for a $15 minimum wage and offer solutions, like more affordable childcare, to help families who are struggling.
Catherine has lived in the Albert riding for over fifteen years. Originally from rural Newfoundland, Catherine knows not only what residents of small communities value, but also the value of small communities.
Catherine believes the timing is right for the Albert Riding to capitalize on the momentum in our region and province. As a mother of two young children and the daughter of seniors, she knows that we need further improvements in our riding so all families can live their best life in Albert.
Born in Gunningsville and having spent her childhood everywhere from her grandparent’s home in Lower Coverdale to her family camp in Prosser Brook, Sharon has spent her life primarily in the Albert Riding,. What she loves most about her home is the people - friendly, welcoming, and resilient. Having watched her children, friends, and family members struggle through the school system, the health care system, and experience a steady deterioration in their quality of life and economic security – Sharon began taking a more involved interest in politics about five years ago.
Believing that you can either be a part of the problem or a part of the solution, Sharon decided that her combined values of fiscal responsibility, social security, and responsible government are best aligned with those of the People’s Alliance, and is proud to represent these values for the citizens of Albert.
Connecting Albert County (CAC) invited all candidates running in Albert County to contribute an article. The articles are published in the order they were received. CAC does not endorse any one party nor is responsible for the content of these articles. Our next issue will contain more political ads and details about the upcoming provincial election (Sept.24, 2018).