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Andrew Scheer makes stump speech in Annapolis Royal, highlights strong provincial candidates

Scheer stopped in the small town Friday evening and met a crowd of nearly 100 residents.
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The Federal Conservative Leader made a campaign stop in Annapolis Royal Friday night to meet with locals and tour the area with the West Nova candidate.

Scheer stopped at the Annapolis Royal Market where he delivered a short speech, highlighting plans for better health care, seniors support and en expansion of the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP).

Speaking with locals, Scheer discussed the Conservative plan to invest $1.5 billion to replace and purchase new MRI and CT machines.

"So often before patients can even get treated for what their facing, they're waiting weeks and months for the tests," Scheer said.

He adds this investment would give provincial governments additional spending flexibility, as the federal government would absorb costs associated with upgrades.

Following the speech, Scheer and Chris d'Entremont made their way to neighbouring homes to place signs and talk to residents.

Speaking to News 95.7, d'Entremont indicated he's hearing similar issues while door-knocking.

"Health care does come up at almost every door we go to, and I'm pretty well versed on that one," he says. "I'm pretty happy with how things are going."

After placing signs on lawns in the sea-side community, Scheer said real opportunity exists for the Conservative Party in the Atlantic Region.

"Pretty sure some Liberal strategists four years ago were thinking they wouldn't have to worry about certain parts of Nova Scotia," Scheer says. "I'll betcha they'll be in for a shock on October 22nd."

He adds having three former PC MLA's in the race has helped the Conservsative stock in the Province immensely.

"Having people (d'Entremont, Eddie Orrell and Alfie MacLeod) who have a track record of public service and a reputation for being connected with people is certainly a huge asset for us," Scheer says. "People know them, they got great name recognition and profiles."

Following his stop in Annapolis Royal, Scheer made his way to Port Williams, where he was going to engage in community connections with Conservative candidate for Kings-Hants, Martha MacQuarrie.

 




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