WHITE HILL – County councillor David Parker has announced he will pursue the nomination for the New Democratic Party in Central Nova for the next federal election.
“I am very concerned that the Harper government is taking us in the wrong direction; this prime minister has squandered a sizable surplus, created a structural deficit and has now run up the largest debt and deficit in Canadian history,” Parker said in announcing his intentions.
Parker, 56, has been a county councillor since 2000 and is a science teacher at Northumberland Regional High School. He and his wife Elaine live on a farm in White Hill and they have three adult children.
His priorities for Central Nova put jobs near the top of the list.
"Too many of our young people have and are continuing to leave which splits families; we need jobs that can sustain both families and communities.”
He also added that completion of the highway twinning, development of a national child care program and pension reform are also issues of importance.
Parker's brother, Charlie, is the NDP MLA for Pictou West.