MLA Chris d'Entremont Appointed PC House Leader

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 12:35 PM

The MLA for Argyle-Barrington was named to the position today by PC Leader Jamie Baillie.

d'Entremont will also serve at the party's Acadian Affairs and Francophonie critic.

He says he's pleased to have been named Opposition House Leader again. A position he held before last months election was called.

"Because you do get to deal with the day to day actions of the House of Assembly, the set up of committees of the House of Assembly. I am also very happy to be critic for Acadian Affairs and the Francophonie again because we do have a number of things that need to be looked at. One of them of course is the issue around boundaries and effective representation."

He says he wants to bring up a number of issues he heard from constituents during the campaign.

"Ecole Wedgeport. We need to find out why a replacement hasn't been announced and how we're going to get that to happen and the next year or so. To talk about dialysis. An absolute priority for South Western Nova many of our cancer patients end up having to travel to Halifax for radiation therapy. We should be able to have that closer to home. It is a very expensive endeavor that we're looking at but it's one I think that we need to embark on and work together in one direction. that's one of those things that I hope Zach (Yarmouth Liberal MLA Zach Churchill) and I can work across party lines in order to get it to happen for our patients."