ANALYSIS: Federal cash fuels launch of Nova Scotia Liberal campaign

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The Nova Scotia Liberals kicked disconnected their run Saturday to triumph a 3rd mandate and it was a run motorboat fuelled successful ample portion with tons of currency from the party’s national cousins successful Ottawa.

In the week starring up to Saturday’s writ drop, the Trudeau Liberals played what amounted to a starring relation to assistance Nova Scotia Liberal Leader — and incumbent premier — Iain Rankin get disconnected to the champion commencement helium could.

The large boost came connected Tuesday erstwhile Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Rankin held a associated property conference. Trudeau dialled successful virtually from Ottawa but helium did dispatch Toronto-based Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen to beryllium connected the crushed successful Halifax.

They announced that Nova Scotia had go the 2nd state to motion a federal-provincial child-care woody which, each leaders promised, volition effect successful $10-a-day child-care successful the state by 2026. The Ottawa Liberals volition footwear successful $605 cardinal to marque that hap portion the Nova Scotia Liberals ponied up $40 million.

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And, definite enough, connected Saturday nighttime that child-care woody was 1 of the archetypal things Rankin mentioned astatine the end-of-day governmental rally held successful his ain riding of Timberlea-Prospect. It seems tenable to presume that Rankin volition punctual Nova Scotia arsenic often arsenic helium tin that helium was the premier who brought that woody home.

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But the Liberal authorities successful Ottawa was overmuch much generous to the Liberal authorities successful Halifax successful the days — heck, successful the hours — starring up to the driblet of the Nova Scotia writ connected Saturday morning.

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Consider the pursuing announcements of national currency bound for the Bluenose state that were made connected Friday unsocial — the time earlier the writ drop:

And, again, each of the supra was announced the time earlier the writ drop.

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I asked some Trudeau and Rankin past Tuesday if either of them had discussed the timing of the Nova Scotia predetermination and some said they had not.

I besides asked Trudeau if helium planned to articulation Rankin connected the stump and run for the Nova Scotia Liberals. Both men chuckled and avoided the question. But the reply seems beauteous clear: With the national chequebook, the Trudeau Liberals were campaigning for Rankin close up until the driblet of the writ.

David Akin is the main governmental analogous for Global News. 

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