Summer election call expected as N.S. premier to visit lieutenant governor

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What’s been talked astir for weeks should soon go authoritative – Nova Scotians volition spell the polls sometime successful August for the province’s 41th general election.

Premier Iain Rankin volition beryllium visiting Nova Scotia Lt-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc connected Saturday astatine 9:45 a.m., wherever helium volition inquire for the legislature to beryllium dissolved — kicking what volition beryllium a astir a one-month campaign.

The rumoured day for the summertime predetermination is Aug. 17.

Rankin volition beryllium speaking to media aft visiting with LeBlanc.

Summer-election speculation has been swirling for weeks, with Rankin and the governing Liberals making astir regular backing announcements since precocious June. The parties person besides had their candidates canvassing neighbourhoods successful the gear-up to an predetermination telephone everyone seemed to cognize was coming.

Nova Scotia is the lone state without fixed predetermination dates.

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In the past election, the Liberals returned to the Province House with a bulk mandate. It was the archetypal clip since 1988 that a enactment successful Nova Scotia has achieved back-to-back majorities.

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The Liberals won 27 of the seats, 17 were won by the Progressive Conservatives and 7 were won by the NDP successful 2017.

In May, the enactment was reduced to number presumption pursuing the resignation of seasoned subordinate and erstwhile furniture curate Margaret Miller.

Tim Houston, the person of the Progressive Conservatives, and NDP Leader Gary Burrill person been successful run mode for weeks expecting the writ to soon drop.

There are 55 seats up for grabs successful this election, 4 much than previously.

More to come.

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