Nova Scotia

Premier's mother dies at age 92

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will be away from his duties for a few days following the death of his mother.

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will be away from his duties for a few days following the death of his mother.

Jennifer Stewart, a spokesperson for the premier's office, said Florence Dexter died Tuesday at the Queens General Hospital in Liverpool, N.S. She was 92.

Stewart said the premier's mother had been living at a retirement home in Liverpool and had entered hospital within the last few weeks.

She said a funeral will be held on Saturday.

Deputy premier Frank Corbett will assume the title of acting premier until Dexter returns to work on Monday.

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