We are almost a month in, and it has been incredible to see your enthusiasm and support. Our founding members have all signed up and the letters are rolling in. If you have signed up but have not received an email with your member number and Attestation form, please email us here and we will resend it for you.
Three weeks ago, I introduced myself to you. Today I want to start introducing our Interim National Council. Our Interim National Council will include a representative from every province and territory as well as the party president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, leader, and the Executive Director. We will be introducing our members over three emails leading to our first National Council meeting in November.
Today, I am going to highlight three members for you.
New Brunswick - Nancy McKay
Over more than 45 years, Nancy’s community and work experience incorporated a collaborative approach with partners in the non-profit, business and government environments. She has contributed to health and social policy and experienced success as a senior executive, consultant, planner, health professional, and volunteer. Nancy is former Chief of Staff to then Premier David Alward and was Deputy Minister for Planning and Priorities, Intergovernmental Affairs and Women’s Equality. She has served as a riding president, sat on the PC Provincial Council and was the candidate of record on three occasions.
Saskatchewan - Cody Sharpe
Dr. Cody Sharpe holds a PhD in public policy from the University of Saskatchewan and currently lives in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Originally from Baynes Lake, BC, Cody has lived and worked in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Yukon as a policy advisor and program specialist to various public government ministries, non-profit corporations, and Indigenous government agencies. Currently, Cody and his wife Vanessa run their own consultancy and serve non-profit clients across Saskatchewan in the areas of board governance, program evaluation, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning. Cody also serves on various boards and committees related to public education and community development, including the Moose Jaw Public Library, Palliser Regional Library, Moose Jaw Kinsmen, and Regina Autism Resource Centre.
Nova Scotia – David MacLeod
David served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 27 years and was medically released in 2010. He completed multiple overseas tours, including Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo, SW Asia, and Afghanistan. David holds a BA in political studies (U of Manitoba) and an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding (Royal Roads University). David recently retired from the Veterans Ombudsman's Advisory Council. David also assisted in the passing of accessibility legislation in Nova Scotia.
Please join me in a warm welcome to the first three announced provincial and territorial representatives on National Council. We are looking forward to getting to work in a few weeks.