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CARROLLS CORNER: It’s not just residents who are confused over the federal electoral boundary changes for the upcoming October 19 election—campaign offices are too.

Speaking after attending a Community Brunch at the Carroll’s Corner Community Centre, Central Nova Liberal candidate Sean Fraser spoke about the changes.

“It is confusing for a lot of people,” said Fraser. “Not everybody lives and breathes electoral boundary changes out of personal interests.

“It is a challenge we’ve been having at this end of the riding and outside Antigonish. My mom’s extended family is from a place called Upper South River and they’re about 10 minutes from Antigonish and now they vote with Cape Breton. They were very confused; they feel like they’re from Antigonish not Cape Breton.”

The change for Central Nova—which includes Pictou County and parts of Antigonish County—sees Musquodoboit Valley and down into Oldham and Enfield, HRM (the Irving Big Stop side to the Highway 2 bridge bordering with East Hants) move to it; while Sackville-Eastern Shore becomes Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook now. Musquodoboit Valley had been part of the makeup of Cumberland-Colchester.

He does call the large territory for the riding as difficult, but rather an opportunity.

“It’s a beautiful part of the world, we have some of the most picturesque communities and pristine shores,” he said. “For me it’s not just an opportunity to see these beautiful places, but engage with some of the most welcoming people that our province has to offer.

“Sure, there are some long days, but when you attend events like this community breakfast in Carroll’s Corner and you meet hundreds of people who hear what you want to say and pick up the message of positivity that you’re spreading, you can’t get tired.

“It’s really just an opportunity to see our beautiful corner of the world.”

Fraser said people on the Eastern Shore, in his communication with them, feel constantly ignored.

“The same feeling is what I’ve heard from those in the Musquodoboit Valley,” said Fraser. “They flip flop between ridings and have become used to not knowing who their representative is until shortly before an election. That’s unfair.”

He said his campaign office has been doing what they can to mitigate any confusion by engaging with members of the communities.

“We’ve been communicating and engaging with people like those here in Carroll’s Corner; like those in Middle Musquodoboit;...
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