August 8th, 2019

Ronald Crowther to run for NDP in Northside-Westmount by-election

NORTH SYDNEY - Ronald Crowther will run for the NDP in the Northside-Westmount byelection.

“We need representatives in Cape Breton who will stand up for the needs of our communities.The Liberal government’s plan is to close the Northside General Hospital and Conservative Leader Tim Houston refuses to say if he will keep the hospital open. The people of Northside-Westmount deserve better,” said Crowther.

Crowther works at a long-term care facility and has been a leader with the Capers4Healthcare group, which has been actively organizing across Cape Breton to demand better health care services.

“Ronald has been an energetic and committed advocate for health care in Cape Breton. The NDP is excited and enthusiastic to have someone of Ronald’s commitment standing for us in the byelection,” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill.

Crowther is a Red Seal Chef and lives in North Sydney with his partner and children. He is a long-time member of CUPE Local 1183 and is currently the 2nd Vice President of the Cape Breton District Labour Council.

The NDP is the only Party that has committed to keeping the Northside General Hospital open.