The Canadian Press
Posted February 23, 2021 9:06 am
Updated February 23, 2021 9:13 am
HALIFAX – Iain Rankin is to be sworn in Tuesday as the 29th premier of Nova Scotia.
The 37-year-old was chosen as Liberal party leader at a virtual convention in Halifax Feb. 6.
Rankin will replace Stephen McNeil who announced his retirement after 17 years in politics last August.
The former cabinet minister served under McNeil in the environment and the lands and forestry portfolios.
Rankin captured his party’s top job by billing himself as an agent of generational change and has vowed to be a collaborative leader.
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Lt.-Gov. Arthur LeBlanc will preside over the swearing-in ceremony for Rankin and his new cabinet at the Halifax Convention Centre.
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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2021.
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