Nomination Date: 17/07/2019
Eddie Orrell has been representing the people of Northside – Westmount in Cape Breton in the Nova Scotia Legislature since 2011.
After 8 years as a provincial MLA, he knew that having a Member of Parliament focused on promoting and further developing the assets of his area would bring new and needed opportunities. Because he knows the area well and is willing to put the concerns of citizens first and foremost, he decided he would seek the nomination for Sydney-Victoria. In making his decision, Eddie spoke directly with party leader Andrew Scheer and was encouraged by the Leader’s strong commitment to all regions of Canada, rural areas, cities large and small and communities striving to grow and strengthen for the benefit of their people.
Eddie Orrell worked for 24 years as a physiotherapist with the Cape Breton District Health Authority before entering politics and has a deep appreciation for the needs of Sydney-Victoria residents. He has been a member of numerous legislature committees including Economic Development, Veterans Affairs and Community Services as well as Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Opposition critic for Labour and Advanced Education following his years as Health critic.
Eddie’s involvement in the community prior to becoming an MLA included the Northside Harbourview Hospital Foundation, minor sports, the Kinsmen Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the United Way.
Eddie and his wife Jane have shared their commitment of service to the community with their daughter Bhreagh, a registered nurse currently furthering her medical studies and son Bryden, a police officer.