Rick Perkins was raised in Nova Scotia, a resident of St. Margaret’s Bay Rick’s family has lived in the South Shore - St. Margarets federal electoral district for more than 270 years and were founding families of several communities on the South Shore.
Rick’s ancestors were farmers, shipwrights, fishermen and carpenters. Rick is a business leader who has worked in both the public and private sectors and has founded several small businesses. Rick has led businesses in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta. A retail business leader, most recently Rick engineered the takeover of the largest private-sector alcohol retailer in Alberta and British Columbia.
Like far too many Nova Scotians, Rick had to leave the province after high school to find work. He returned home 15 years ago to help turnaround one of Nova Scotia’s leading retailers. Rick is running because far too many of the Trudeau Government’s policies are reducing job opportunities and reducing affordability of life’s necessities in rural Nova Scotia forcing young people to leave just like Rick.