General election called for Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians will be going to the polls for a general provincial election on Tuesday, August 17.

Premier Iain Rankin met with Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc today, July 17, to ask that he dissolve the legislature and call a general election.

"Voting is an important way for people to help shape the future of their communities," said Premier Rankin. “I hope Nova Scotians come out to exercise their democratic right and have their voices heard.”

By law, the campaign must be a minimum of 30 days and the election held on a Tuesday.