Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia says leader Jamie Baillie is stepping down as leader.
Baillie submitted his official notice Wednesday morning.
He will stay on as head of the party until a replacement is picked, and will continue to be the MLA for Cumberland South.
"It is the right time for my family and I to start our next chapter. I also believe it’s an opportunity for the Party to elect a fresh face for leader," said Baillie in a news release.
Baillie was ratified as leader on October 30, 2010.
PC party president Tara Miller says the Party Executive will meet in the coming weeks to discuss the process and details for selecting a new leader.