Councillor Laurie Cranton, District 2 (Margaree/ St Joseph du Moine/ Belle CĂ´te)

Councillor Laurie Cranton

My wife Mary Ann and I live in Margaree Centre. Between us we have four grown children, and a number of grandchildren.

I have dedicated the better part of my life to working to promote positive community and economic growth in District 2. I plan to do exactly the same for the county now that I have been elected to Council. As someone with a passion for my community, I believe that the residents of this county can accomplish great things if we work together.

I have worked and volunteered in community development and other county initiatives. With experience which spans grassroots community development (Cranton Cross Roads Community Centre and the River Valley Equestrian Centre); research with the Government of Nova Scotia on Off-Highway Vehicle strategies as chairman of the Ministerial Advisory Committee to the Minister of Health Promotion and Minister of Natural Resources; as well as Trail Development strategies, serving as chairman of Cape Breton Island Pathways Association and Inverness County Trails Federation; and service on numerous boards (including chairman for Homes for Independent Living; Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia; Margaree Tourism Association; Vice Chair of the National Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations) plus various committees (United Way; Pan Am Games; Rick Hanson’s World Tour; Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation; and the North East Margaree Credit Union and Highland Credit Union), I hope that my breadth of experience will be an asset to Council. In addition to work as a volunteer with non-profit organizations, I have also worked as an Employment and Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Canadian Paraplegic Association, assisting persons with disabilities.\

Going forward, I believe that improving cell phone service and high speed Internet are major issues for the municipality and that senior and low-income housing are critical areas of infrastructure that must be addressed.

184 Cranton Crossroad, Po Box 23
Margaree Centre, Nova Scotia

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