Nomination Date: 30/03/2019
Stephen is a retired, successful entrepreneur with a good understanding of Malpeque and its people. Born and raised in the Kensington area of Prince Edward Island, Stephen is married and a father of four children. Prior to his retirement he worked in the mussel industry for over twenty-nine years and became a major employer in the Malpeque riding employing over 100 people on his mussel farms and in his processing plant, Confederation Cove Mussels.
Since his retirement from the mussel industry, Stephen has done contract work with InnoVactiv Inc, a research and development company from Quebec that specializes in innovative solutions for high-quality ingredients. Stephen wants to help create new opportunities for Prince Edward Islanders. He believes in entrepreneurship, job creation, and the great ability of Islanders to adapt and succeed in whatever they do.
Furthermore, Stephen understands the need to help everyone achieve their personal goals. He maintains governments have a crucial role in nurturing and helping Islanders to improve their lives and prosper while enjoying the Island way of life. As the candidate of record, Stephen has stayed involved with the Malpeque Electoral District Association since the federal election in 2015. He has kept up to date on current political issues and has been actively supporting and promoting Conservative values and policies such as lower taxes and controlled government spending. Over the course of several months in 2015, Stephen knocked on almost every door in the Malpeque riding. That hard work resulted in an element of recognition needed to win in 2019.