Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie enlisted a country music star this morning as he announced a Tory government would pay for insulin pumps for children.

Award-winning Nova Scotia country artist George Canyon was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 14 and endorsed Baillie’s announcement.

Baillie said a PC government would take the $1.4 million the NDP is using to fund money-losing Tim Hortons outlets in hospitals and use it to provide insulin pumps for children under 19.

Nova Scotia is one of only two provinces that don’t pay for insulin pumps for diabetic kids.