Key Parties Meet Nova Scotia Nomination Deadline
There will be a four-way race in both Cumberland seats in Nova Scotia’s 41st General Election.
It looked for a while like the Liberals would concede Cumberland South while the PCs might forfeit Cumberland North. However, both constituencies were covered when nominations closed at two o’clock today.
David Wightman will carry the Progressive Conservative banner in Cumberland North. He will face the incumbent Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin running as an independent, with Bill Casey representing the Liberal Party, while Lauren Skabar is nominated for the NDP.
McCrossin and Casey have been hard at it since the writ was issued on July 17th.
Meanwhile, the Liberals nearly came down to the deadline before naming Rollie Lawless as their official candidate in Cumberland South. Another last minute entry is Nicholas Hendren of the Green Party. They and the NDP’s Larry Duchesne will contest the seat held by Tory Rushton of the PCs.
The contest in the south has been extremely quiet for the last two weeks with signs for the incumbent PC and the NDP scattered loosely through the constituency.
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