Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former MP Enters Race to Lead Progressive Conservative Party in New Brunswick

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former MP Enters Race to Lead Progressive Conservative Party in New Brunswick

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Former MP seeking leadership of N.B. PC party

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FREDERICTON - A former New Brunswick member of parliament has entered the race for the leadership of the province's Progressive Conservatives.

"I am here to serve," Mike Allen said Thursday as he officially declared his candidacy.

Allen was the member for the federal riding of Tobique-Mactaquac from 2006 - 2015.

He says he wants to lead the province towards growth and has five main themes for his campaign.

"Controlling our finances, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, encourage investment by our small and medium size enterprises, ensure equity and fairness of opportunity, and grow our natural resource sector responsibly," he said.

Allen said he supports bilingualism in New Brunswick, but recent events such as the debate over duality for school buses shows that further discussion is needed. …

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