Former Minister of Finance and PC Leadership Candidate, Neil LeBlanc, Joins Team Houston

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Neil LeBlanc, former Minister of Finance for Nova Scotia, today announced his support for Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia Leadership Candidate Tim Houston.

“Each week, Tim Houston goes into Public Accounts Committee and gives a master class on how to hold a provincial government accountable,” said LeBlanc. “Tim’s had to become well-versed on the complex issues within every government department; there will be no steep learning curve for him as leader, he knows the files and he knows the players, he’s ready to take charge.”

LeBlanc was originally elected as a Progressive Conservative MLA in 1984 and went on to be named Minister of Finance, Minister of Business and Consumer Services and Minister of Acadian Affairs under Premier John Hamm’s majority government.

“I have an endless amount of respect for Neil LeBlanc and the contribution he has made to this Province,” said Tim Houston, MLA for Pictou East and PC Leadership Candidate. “Neil is held in the utmost high regard within our Party for his leadership in government, and within his community as a business owner.”

“We have five strong candidates in this leadership race, so my decision required a lot of careful thought,” said LeBlanc. “When it comes down to it, in addition to his strong performance in the Legislature, he’s shown a clear ability to listen to Nova Scotians, understand their perspectives and bring forward thoughtful, strategic solutions.”

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