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Progressive Conservatives surge to surprise majority win in Nova Scotia election

The Progressive Conservatives will frame a greater part government in Nova Scotia, with Tim Houston driving his party to a resonating success over the Liberals, which have driven the territory since 2013.

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin surrendered the outcome Tuesday evening as votes kept on being tallied, and before it not really settled whether the PCs were commending a greater part or minority triumph. He said he wouldn’t have done anything unique and will keep on driving common Liberals.

Addressing a glad group accumulated in his home space of Pictou County, Houston alluded to surveys in the spring that recommended the Liberals would journey to triumph.

“They were thinking of us off. All things considered, I can’t help thinking about the thing they’re composing at present,” said the 51-year-old profession bookkeeper.

“Around evening time we impacted the world forever.”

As of Tuesday night, with two seats left to call, the Tories had 39.1 percent of he vote, which meant 31 chosen competitors, with 28 seats required for a larger part in the 55-seat lawmaking body.

The Liberals, in the interim, had 36.7 percent of the vote, however just figured out how to choose 17 individuals. The NDP chose five up-and-comers and are driving in a 6th race, taking 21 for every percent of the vote.

 

 

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin concedes election result

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Houston said the result shows voters pay attention when they’re offered real solutions to real problems. He thanked voters for giving him and the party their support and pledged to work every day to keep it.

“I may be the one on the stage, but it’s Nova Scotians — Nova Scotians, you are the ones that spoke loud and clear in this election,” he said.

“For the next four years — and beyond — I will promise you this: I will give you everything I have to fix health care. I will give you everything I have to make this a better province. It won’t happen overnight and it will cost money, but if we work together we can get the job done.”

Tories took early lead

The Tories will return to power for the first time since 2009 and deny the Liberals a third consecutive win. The party jumped out to early leads in many seats after polls closed, including seats they previously held but also many they targeted.

That includes Guysborough-Tracadie, where former radio reporter Greg Morrow knocked off two-term Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Hines. Morrow said his team hit as many doors as possible in their quest to knock off the political veteran.

“We worked hard to get to all the back roads and side roads of the riding. Sometimes in elections they say you don’t really win an election — the incumbent loses. But I just feel like that’s a disservice to the amount of work that the team here put in.”

Morrow wasn’t the only Tory newcomer to defeat a sitting cabinet minister.

Michelle Thompson defeated Randy Delorey, the justice minister, and Susan Corkum-Greek bested Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, the culture minister. Kent Smith, meanwhile, knocked off Liberal speaker of the House Kevin Murphy.

Focus on health care pays off

For Houston, the result is vindication of the party’s almost single-minded focus on health care for the last 31 days. He repeatedly targeted the Liberal record of the last eight years, pointing to a growing wait list for family doctors, ambulance delays and a lack of long-term care beds.

Colton Leblanc was the first candidate CBC News projected to win. The PC candidate was running for re-election in Argyle.

The former paramedic said it was clear on the doorsteps that health care was the top issue of the campaign.Liberal Leader Iain Rankin conceded as Progressive Conservatives surged to victory. 1:52

Houston said the result shows voters pay attention when they’re offered real solutions to real problems. He thanked voters for giving him and the party their support and pledged to work every day to keep it.

“I may be the one on the stage, but it’s Nova Scotians — Nova Scotians, you are the ones that spoke loud and clear in this election,” he said.

“For the next four years — and beyond — I will promise you this: I will give you everything I have to fix health care. I will give you everything I have to make this a better province. It won’t happen overnight and it will cost money, but if we work together we can get the job done.”

Tories took early lead

The Tories will return to power for the first time since 2009 and deny the Liberals a third consecutive win. The party jumped out to early leads in many seats after polls closed, including seats they previously held but also many they targeted.

That includes Guysborough-Tracadie, where former radio reporter Greg Morrow knocked off two-term Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Hines. Morrow said his team hit as many doors as possible in their quest to knock off the political veteran.

“We worked hard to get to all the back roads and side roads of the riding. Sometimes in elections they say you don’t really win an election — the incumbent loses. But I just feel like that’s a disservice to the amount of work that the team here put in.”

Morrow wasn’t the only Tory newcomer to defeat a sitting cabinet minister.

Michelle Thompson defeated Randy Delorey, the justice minister, and Susan Corkum-Greek bested Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, the culture minister. Kent Smith, meanwhile, knocked off Liberal speaker of the House Kevin Murphy.

Focus on health care pays off

For Houston, the result is vindication of the party’s almost single-minded focus on health care for the last 31 days. He repeatedly targeted the Liberal record of the last eight years, pointing to a growing wait list for family doctors, ambulance delays and a lack of long-term care beds.

Colton Leblanc was the first candidate CBC News projected to win. The PC candidate was running for re-election in Argyle.

The former paramedic said it was clear on the doorsteps that health care was the top issue of the campaign.

 

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“That is the thing that we’ve been discussing for the last year,” he disclosed to CBC News.

“We’ve kept on rehashing our arrangements and I believe that began to resound with Nova Scotians and especially here in southwest Nova Scotia.”

Other traditionalist pioneers praised Nova Scotia’s Tories on Twitter.

 

 

Liberal mission didn’t acquire steam

The outcomes spell the finish of Rankin’s short residency as head, a job he inherited from Stephen McNeil after an authority race in February following McNeil’s retirement.

The Liberal lobby never appeared to acquire steam. Citizens didn’t give the party kudos for its administration of the COVID-19 pandemic, something many party authorities expected, and an anticipated sleepy crusade ended up being everything except for the Liberals, who become the principal sitting government in Canada not to be reappointed during the pandemic.

In his concession discourse, Rankin told allies accumulated at the Halifax assembly hall he was glad for the party’s attention on inspiration.

 

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“Over the expansiveness of the mission, we —my team —have gone more than 9,000 kilometres and what was obvious to me was the pandemic didn’t overcome our region,” he said, in what was perhaps his most loosened up discourse of the mission.

“From various perspectives it made us more grounded, smarter and more keen, ready to handle anything and succeed.”

Rankin commended what medical services laborers have done for the region during the pandemic and recognized the cost it’s taken on them and their families. He said he was glad for individuals who represented the party —the most assorted record in Nova Scotia Liberal Party history —and said he had some good times during the mission.

“I actually wouldn’t transform anything,” he said.

“The inspiration in our campaign —I actually have faith in sure governmental issues, regardless occurs. I will in any case keep on putting stock in you and in Nova Scotians and in what we can truly do.”

Brendan Maguire, who CBC News announced was re-chose for the Liberals in Halifax Atlantic, said he could feel the undeniable trends as he went through different locale during the mission.

Maguire backed Rankin in last February’s initiative challenge. He said he doesn’t think the general population became acquainted with his companion the manner in which he knows him.

“He’s presumably perhaps the most compassionate and sharpest individuals I’ve at any point met,” Maguire disclosed to CBC News.

“Individuals didn’t see that and that is shocking in light of the fact that this is an individual who might have been extraordinary for the region. Be that as it may, clearly, it’s the desire of individuals, and individuals have spoken.”

He promoted the arrangement Rankin haggled with the national government in front of the political race for reasonable kid care, just as his endeavors to make the climate to a greater degree a strategy conversation inside the public authority.

Maguire said he’s confident Houston and his group will be effective as an administration since, supposing that they are, it implies the region will be fruitful.

 

Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston, flanked by his wife Carol, daughter Paget and son Zachary, left to right, addresses supporters after winning a majority government in the provincial election at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow, N.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

 

Cameron MacKeen, crusade co-seat for the Tories, said the outcome is verification of what the party thought going into the political decision.

“Surveys had us, two months prior, 28 focuses behind, saying we got no opportunity of winning,” he disclosed to CBC News.

“We have totally blown that to bits. We’ve had probably the best mission that I’ve at any point been related with. This shows that a decent mission with a decent pioneer and great message can do anything.”

 

A woman walks by a voting station in Halifax where people are lined up to vote in Nova Scotia’s provincial election on Tuesday. Some polls opened later than expected this morning and will remain open until 8:30 p.m. AT as a result. (Rose Murphy/CBC)

 

During the mission, Houston focused on the reformist components of the party, removing them from the Conservative Party of Canada. The common party pledged to burn through $423 million in the primary year alone of a Tory command attempting to fix medical services. Houston also promised to balance the spending plan in six years, two years longer than what Rankin said he would do.

Addressing his allies Houston further addressed the reality the party ran its most assorted record of competitors ever and that there’s a spot for everybody under the Tory standard.

NDP Leader Gary Burrill, in the interim, talked about medical care during the mission, however his party fundamentally centered around the area’s lodging emergency, which has seen soaring house costs and rental increments far surpassing the method for some Nova Scotians.

The NDP was promising to address that by acquiring super durable lease control. It was the just party to do as such.

Burrill, Claudia Chender, Susan Leblanc and Kendra Coombes were totally reappointed, while Suzy Hansen held Halifax Needham for the party in her first common bid for office.

“I’m thrilled,” said Hansen.

“I’m really invigorated be that as it may, simultaneously, respected to be the delegate of Halifax Needham.”

Hansen, who is Black, is important for a noteworthy night for variety in the lawmaking body. She is one of four Black up-and-comers chose, alongside the Liberals’ Angela Simmonds in Preston, Ali Duale in Halifax Armdale and Tony Ince, who was reappointed in Cole Harbor.

Nova Scotia has never chosen in excess of two Black MLAs at one at once to this political race had just chosen five Black MLAs in the historical backdrop of the council.

Hansen said she needs to be a motivation to her kids and others in her community.

“In the event that you put a great deal of exertion into it and you buckle down, you can achieve anything.”

 

A man heads into a polling station in Halifax on Tuesday. The results are expected to be close and may not be announced tonight. (Rose Murphy/CBC)

 

Tuesday’s result can be viewed as absolutely a significant frustration for Rankin and the Liberals.

In the campaign’s final days, there was a suggestion Rankin and his group realized the race was close when he returned to remarks he made in the spring that the area’s brief lease control, presented the previous fall during the pandemic, could stay close by for quite a while after the common highly sensitive situation is lifted and housing stock has expanded.

Ostensibly, in any case, he purported certainty, going as far at a convention on Monday to foresee the his group would frame a larger part government. He told correspondents Tuesday night he was amazed by the outcome.

Rankin entered the political race with 11 officeholders not re-offering. It demonstrated a further issue for him, with the Liberals simply ready to hold three of those seats with new up-and-comers.

Casting a ballot was suspended around 12:30 a.m. in the locale of Cumberland North and Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, where champs presently can’t seem to be anticipated. NDP competitor Lisa Lachance was driving Liberal money serve Labi Kousoulis at that point, while Independent applicant Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin was driving Liberal up-and-comer Bill Casey.

The last include was likewise suspended in areas where Burrill, Chender, Leblanc and Maguire were at that point projected to win.

In every one of the six cases, authorities with Elections Nova Scotia refered to the remarkable volume of voting forms to check and restricted accessible staff. Tallying will continue Wednesday at 10 a.m. AT.

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