Councillor Laurie Cranton
I live in Margaree Centre. My wife Mary Ann and I have four grown children, and several grandchildren. I have dedicated the better part of my life working to promote positive community and economic growth. I am working to do exactly the same for the county and District 2 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 that 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 volunteering 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.
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