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MLA John Lohr announces run for Nova Scotia PC party leader

John Lohr, MLA for Kings North, has announced a bid to become leader for the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative party.
John Lohr, MLA for Kings North, has announced a bid to become leader for the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative party. John Lohr/Facebook

There’s a new candidate for the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leadership.

John Lohr, MLA for Kings North, announced his candidacy on Monday in a Youtube video, joining MLA Tim Houston in the race to lead Nova Scotia’s official opposition.

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Lohr was first elected as MLA for the Kings North riding in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017.

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He’s currently serving as the PC critic for agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, immigration and labour relations.

Lohr is a lifetime resident of Kings County, making his living as a farmer and agri-business entrepreneur.

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He’s the son of immigrants from Holland who came to Canada through Halifax’s Pier 21 in 1958.

Lohr is running under the slogan “People. Economy. Integrity.”

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