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Nova Scotia summer election enters second day, vote to be held on Aug. 17

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s New Democrats are expected to release their platform today as the provincial election enters its second day. 

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin called the election yesterday, ending weeks of speculation.

Rankin says it’s the right time to head to the polls and his party’s campaign will focus on rebuilding the economic damage brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

But Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston has criticized the timing, noting that the province remains in a state of emergency.

NDP Leader Gary Burrill says his party is prepared for the campaign, and will name its full roster of candidates in the coming days, after releasing its platform later today. 

The election is scheduled for Aug. 17.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 18, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press