Nova Scotia Premier Stepping Down


Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has announced that he will be stepping down as premier. He will stay on in the role until a new leader is chosen.


On January 30, 2007, McNeil announced he would run for leadership of the Liberal Party. On April 28, 2007, at the Liberal Leadership Convention in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, McNeil was elected leader on the second ballot over runner-up Diana Whalen.


In the 2009 election, McNeil led the Liberals to Official Opposition status, winning 11 seats.

In the 2013 election, his party won a majority government, defeating the NDP government of Darrell Dexter.


In the 2017 election, his party retained a reduced majority of 27 seats in the legislature.

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