Rick is a business leader who has worked in both the public and private sectors, and founded several small businesses. A retail business leader, Rick engineered the takeover of the largest private-sector alcohol retailer in Alberta and British Columbia.
During Rick’s early career in Government, he was part of a team that privatized 18 federal crown corporations, was responsible for employment policy for the Minister of Employment and Immigration, served a senior advisor to Canada’s Foreign Minister as well as Canada’s Veterans Affairs Minister. During this time, he also worked extensively on both domestic and foreign fishery issues including the collapse of the cod fishery and the overfishing by Spain and Portugal beyond Canada’s 200-mile limit. Rick was the CPC candidate in the 2019 General Election in South Shore-St. Margaret’s.
Raised in Nova Scotia, and a resident of St. Margaret’s Bay, Rick’s family has lived in the riding for more than 270 years and were a founding family of the town of Lunenburg. He holds an MBA from the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University. Rick has been a community volunteer most of his life. He served as Vice-Chair of the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Foundation and served on the Board of the Neptune Theatre. He has also volunteered on numerous business associations. Rick is running because the working people in his community want him to return their voice to Parliament.
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