Nova Scotia

Dave Wilson announces bid for NDP leadership

Dave Wilson kicked off his bid to lead Nova Scotia's NDP at a fire hall in Lower Sackville.

Wilson first elected in 2003

The NDP leadership campaign for Sackville-Cobequid MLA Dave Wilson has been fined for breaching rules. (CBC)

Dave Wilson has thrown his name in the ring to be the next leader of Nova Scotia's New Democratic Party.

Wilson announced his intentions at a fire hall in Lower Sackville Sunday afternoon. 

Wilson, who represents Sackville-Cobequid, was first elected in 2003. 

He is a former paramedic. 

The NDP has been without a permanent leader since Darrell Dexter quit in Nov. 2013 after a crushing defeat in the provincial election.

Maureen MacDonald has been the acting leader since Dexter's departure.

Gary Burrill, a former MLA, has also announced his plans to run.

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