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Pictou businessman Luke Young to seek conservative nomination in Central Nova

Luke Young is seeking the Conservative nomination for Central Nova.
Luke Young is seeking the Conservative nomination for Central Nova. - Contributed
PICTOU, N.S. —

 Luke Young, a resident and business owner from Pictou is planning to seek the nomination of the Conservative party in Central Nova. 

“There are numerous issues that need to be addressed in a much more proactive way. Of particular concern is the inadequate attention that has been paid to primary and mental health care across the region.” Young notes that these concerns are compounded by inadequate transportation infrastructure. “I would like to see us work towards a coordinated public transportation plan that allows people without a vehicle to reach the important services they need – like food and health care.” 

Additionally there are concerns with the economy that need some real focus. “The ongoing challenges of Northern Pulp are deeply divisive in our community and we need real leadership that is prepared to get involved to develop a viable plan forward. We need to also be looking at growth opportunities. We live in such a wonderful region, but one with so much unrealized potential. We should be doing a better job of marrying the strengths of our educational institutions such as NSCC and St FX with the strong entrepreneurial drive that we possess”. 

Mr. Young has real experience living and working in Central Nova. He is the owner and operator of Lucas Technology and Analytics – an I.T. services company based in Pictou that has been providing services throughout Nova Scotia for over 15 years. He is a past president of the Pictou Business & Marketing Society and the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce. “I understand the value of encouraging entrepreneurial vision and achieving success by engaging team members.” 

He has been involved in athletics as a swimmer, a runner and a soccer coach. He has been involved in many community projects as a member of the Rotary Club. He takes an active interest in the local high school as a trustee on the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation. He actively promotes new opportunities for young people in trades and technology as the president of Skills Canada Nova Scotia, He is married to Michelle and is the father of four grown sons and two daughters still in school. 

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