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Imagine I am describing for you a candidate in my riding. He is the “greenest” of advocates for the environment, says that he went into politics to ensure that the needs of the least are protected, supports institutions like the CBC and prefers that a surplus of government revenue be diverted to entitlement programs before tax cuts. Which party do you think this mythical candidate would be running for? The NDP, of course! Maybe, just maybe, he would be a Liberal. But wait, no, this candidate is none other than ordained Baptist minister and former Nova Scotia environment minister Mark Parent, a proud Progressive Conservative. Shocking.

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