Park Superintendent Jamie O’Rourke accepted the nomination for the New Brunswick NDP in Campbellton-Dalhousie Saturday. O’Rourke, a long-time volunteer for social and environmental causes, believes that protecting natural resources will be one the biggest issues in his riding in the upcoming election.
“New Brunswick needs a strong government to ensure science dictates what we do regarding natural resource,” O’Rourke said. “For too long, it’s been driven by the government’s need for job creation announcements. Dominic Cardy will stand up for protecting our natural resources and I will stand beside him.”
O’Rourke has an education in farming and economics from NBCC Woodstock and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. He has applied his training and experience to various industries including pest-control, farming, and the natural resources sector.
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy said O’Rourke has the background and experience to represent the people of Campbellton-Dalhousie.
“Jamie has a wealth of experience not only in the natural resources sector but also in agriculture and small business development. He has the tools to be an effective voice for his constituents at home and in the Legislature.”
Amongst the other issues O’Rourke plans to raise during the campaign are creating opportunity for small business, adult and youth literacy, an affordable energy plan, and better health care for seniors and those battling mental health issues.