Nova Scotians are headed to the polls Oct. 8, 2013.
Nova Scotians will soon be heading to the polls to elect the next provincial government.
After months of speculation, Premier Darrell Dexter called the election Saturday, Sept. 7. Voters will be heading to the polls Oct. 8.
Hants West MLA Chuck Porter, a retired paramedic turned Progressive Conservative (PC), is seeking re-election in the riding he has held since 2006, while Hants East MLA John MacDonell, the NDP government’s current Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and Agriculture, is fighting to keep the seat first won in 1998.
Former Hants Regional Development Authority executive director Claude O’Hara is vying for the Hants West seat for the Liberals and Brian Stephens, a lawyer with local roots, is in the contest for the NDP, however, the official NDP nomination meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 8.
Margaret Miller, a former MADD Canada national president, is the Liberal candidate running in Hants East and Kim Williams, a carpenter with experience in municipal politics, is seeking election in the same riding for the PC Party.
The NDP began their tenure as a majority government in 2009.
In the coming weeks, the Hants Journal will be featuring interviews with the candidates on topics of local and provincial concern.