Premier Iain Rankin, alongside his wife Mary Chisholm, visited Lt.-Gov. Arthur LeBlanc at Government House this morning to call the next general provincial election. Nova Scotians will be voting August 17, a Tuesday 31 days from now. The minimum allowable campaign length is 30 days.
Nova Scotians have been on their toes waiting for this call for weeks, as Rankin rolled out countless funding announcements through June and July which ramped up this week.
Related Rankin’s pre-election funding frenzy continues: Thursday featured electric buses, action on the Coastal Protection Act and Friday brought even more.
Related Nursing Homes of NS is launching its own election campaign: When the writ drops, the association wants to remind people that long-term care needs help.
At noon Burrill will meet with supporters behind the Halifax Chebucto campaign office. At 2pm Saturday Houston is holding a rally at the Rowe Management Building on Dalhousie campus.