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Iain Rankin to be sworn in as Nova Scotia premier

The 37-year-old Rankin will be Nova Scotia's 29th premier
Premier-designate Iain Rankin meets with Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc at Government House in Halifax

Nova Scotia will have a new premier on Tuesday.

Iain Rankin will be sworn in along with a new cabinet by Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc in Halifax.

This comes after Rankin beat out Labi Kousoulis and Randy Delorey earlier this month in the race to succeed Premier Stephen McNeil as Liberal leader.

During his campaign, Rankin ran on a platform of linking environmental and economic concerns, vowing in his acceptance speech to be a collaborative leader.

McNeil announced last summer he would be stepping down from his post after serving as premier for seven years.

The 37-year-old Rankin will be Nova Scotia's 29th premier as he gets set to take on his new role amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MLA for Timberlea-Prospect had previously served as Minister of Lands and Forestry and Minister of Environment.

He, along with the new cabinet, will be sworn in at the Halifax Convention Centre at 10 a.m. and the ceremony will be live-streamed.

Chris Halef

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Chris is a reporter for and NEWS 95.7. In 2018, he won the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for best short feature.
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