25 Mar Blois busy criss-crossing Kings-Hants
This article originally appeared in the Enfield Weekly Press.
Kody Blois has been busy in the past three weeks since announcing his intention to seek the federal Liberal nomination in Kings-Hants.
“I keep telling people, it feels like a mix of being a telemarketer and a used cars salesman,” said Blois. “Each day is incredibly busy, but I have been loving every minute of it.”
The federal Liberal Party will be hosting a nomination meeting sometime this spring to select its candidate for the upcoming election after long-time MP Scott Brison announced he was not reoffering in January.
The past three weeks, Blois has been hitting the road and lining up events across the riding. “It has been a mixture of trying to engage existing Liberal members, while also encouraging others to sign up to be eligible to support me in the Nomination process,” explained Blois.
Last weekend Blois was in Kings County, hosting events at Acadia University and in the towns of White Rock and Canning. This Saturday, March 9th from 10am-12pm, he will be hosting a registration rally at Green Hall in Gormanville in Hants North.
“For me, it’s a mixture of trying to be seen, but also listening and trying to understand the concerns and issues of the communities I am not as familiar with,” said Blois. “I’m also encouraging individuals to register as Liberals to support me being on the ballot in October.”
When asked what his thoughts were on the recent SNC-Lavalin controversy in Ottawa, Blois explained it is beyond his control.
“I have been watching the news and reading the paper like everyone else. Anytime you put on a coloured jersey, you are going to be impacted by decisions the team makes. My focus right now is just being as locally engaged as I can, focusing on what is happening in Kings-Hants.”
In terms of registration, Blois said he is working to meet people in all areas of the riding, not just on his home turf of East Hants.
“It is important to have a presence across the riding, and I am going to keep working at that. I have been fortunate to have support across partisan lines at home and hope it’s enough to get me on the ballot to earn constituents’ support in October.”
To help Kody be on the ballot in October, you can register to vote at the nomination meeting by visiting www.liberal.ca/register/
Did you know?
- Kody is the founder and President of the East Hants Sport Heritage Society
- Kody is the founder and President of the Come Home East Hants Association which runs Tide Fest
- Kody is a graduate of Dalhousie with a law degree and a master of public administration
- Kody is a long-time athlete having been a draft pick of the Halifax Mooseheads, and played two-years CIS Hockey