Topic: nova scotia votes 2017

Jamie Baillie: 'I'm fully charged and ready to go'

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says he is happy to continue to lead his new 17-member caucus, but won't commit to the job in the long term.

3 defeated Nova Scotia candidates seek vote recount

Two Tories and one New Democrat have filed for a judicial recount.
INTERACTIVE

See the interactive map of Nova Scotia's election results

The Liberals have a majority with 27 seats, while the Tories were elected in 17 seats and the NDP was elected in seven.

Cabinet minister blames election loss on NDP 'puppies and rainbows' promise

The former Nova Scotia Liberal community services minister and MLA for Dartmouth North is blaming her election defeat Tuesday, in part, what she calls "false hope" offered by the NDP.
Q&A

Speaking to the candidate who won in the biggest upset of the election

The successful candidate who replaced a Liberal cabinet minister in the biggest upset of the Nova Scotia election said the race could have gone either way.

Nova Scotia teachers 'worried about the next 4 years' under Liberals, says union

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says its members were "very engaged" in the provincial election and will continue to watch how the Liberals move forward with promised education reforms.

'Honestly, I don't get it': Nova Scotia voter turnout drops to record low

Just 53.55 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot in Tuesday's provincial election, according to numbers from Elections Nova Scotia, down nearly five percentage points from 2013.

'A message for all of us': McNeil sober about loss of seats amid win

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil says his government will stick with the budget it laid out days before calling the provincial election.

Tories paint Cape Breton blue, with slivers of Liberals and NDP

Cape Breton turned blue overnight as a number of Liberals lost their seats and others squeaked by, beating their rivals by a small percentage of votes.

Women to make up one-third of Nova Scotia Legislature

Women will make up a slightly higher percentage of MLAs in the legislature once Tuesday's successful political candidates are sworn in.
Analysis

How Stephen McNeil's Liberals won a slim majority government

PCs beat the poll predictions, making gains along with the NDP, but not enough to prevent the Liberals from being re-elected with a majority government.
Live Blog Recap

Nova Scotia election night, as it happened

Recap CBC News' live election night coverage, with results, insights and analysis.

High-profile Liberal cabinet ministers Samson, Bernard lose ridings

Rookie PC candidate Alana Paon wins Cape Breton-Richmond, NDP's Susan Leblanc wins Dartmouth North.

Liberals score back-to-back majorities in Nova Scotia nail-biter

Stephen McNeil and the Liberals have scored their second-straight majority government following a long night of close races, CBC News projects.

Who won in your riding? See the list of elected MLAs

These results are based on numbers provided by Elections Nova Scotia.

If public school students decided the election, Jamie Baillie would be premier

The votes are in from more than 18,000 Nova Scotia public school students who voted in a mock election today, and they've decided to hand Jamie Baillie's Progressive Conservatives a minority government.

'That's just ignorance': Racist graffiti sprayed on North Preston election signs

Someone sprayed racist graffiti on provincial election signs in North Preston, one of Nova Scotia's oldest black communities.

A leader wins, a cabinet minister loses: How Halifax-area candidates fared

NDP Leader Gary Burrill has won his riding, while a Liberal cabinet minister has been defeated in Dartmouth and the Tories have made a push in several Halifax-area ridings.

Polls open in Nova Scotia: What you need to know to vote

Here is how to cast your ballot wherever you are in the province.

Why Nova Scotia's elections are held on Tuesdays

The Elections Act says elections must be held on Tuesdays, but the reason why is more complicated than that.
Analysis

5 things that will determine the fate of Nova Scotia's election today

After a month of promises, platforms, debates and attack ads, provincial politicians are putting their futures in the hands of Nova Scotia voters. As people make last-minute trips to the ballot box, here are five storylines worth watching as we await the final numbers.

Liberals and PCs target message to strategic voters

The leaders of the Liberal and PC parties appealed to Nova Scotians on the eve of the provincial election to vote strategically.

Nova Scotia leaders reveal favourites: hamburgers, The Simpsons and fiddle tunes

Political differences aside, Nova Scotia's major party leaders can find common ground on a few fronts: They all enjoy political non-fiction, locally tailored suits and the province's beaches.
Analysis

Liberals likely on track for re-election, but can they secure another majority?

With only hours to go before the polls open, public opinion polls suggest the Liberals are the favourites to win. But some uncertainty remains in what the outcome might be.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 30

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Confidence abounds as party leaders near the finish line

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil, Tory Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill each started their day in districts held by other parties where their message was the same: each was on the path to victory.

More Nova Scotians cast votes in advance polls than ever before

More people have voted in advance polls in the Nova Scotia provincial election this year than ever before.

The candidate who lost twice by 1 vote, and other facts from elections past

With the Nova Scotia election on our doorstep, here are five surprising facts about elections from years gone by.

Why the Trudeau deficit gambit won't fly in Nova Scotia's election

The federal government's free-spending approach to stimulating the economy appears to be getting little traction as Nova Scotia's provincial election campaign draws to a close.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 29

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.
RIDING PROFILE

Victoria-The Lakes — A familiar face looks to get back in the House

After a narrow upset in 2013, PC candidate Keith Bain wants his seven-year seat back from Liberal incumbent Pam Eyking.

Advance voting expected to be higher than in 2013

Saturday is the last day for voters in Nova Scotia to cast their ballots early and it appears early voting is up in this provincial election campaign compared to 2013.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 28

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.
RIDING PROFILE

Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River — NDP's Lenore Zann looks for 3rd win

Even her opponents agree, staid Truro changed a little bit — and for the better — when voters elected actress Lenore Zann for the NDP in 2009.
Analysis

Party leaders stick to familiar scripts in campaign's final days

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil, Tory Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill are sticking to their key messages in the dying days of the provincial election campaign.

How the 3 main parties say they will address African-Nova Scotian concerns

Leaders for Nova Scotia's three main political parties say they will work with African-Nova Scotian communities to address environmental racism, land claims and problems for black students in the classroom.

Tories and NDP stand to profit from votes for candidates they turfed

Their parties may have turned their backs on them for questionable online posts, but both the PCs and NDP stand to profit from every vote Bill McEwen and Jad Crnogorac receive in Tuesday's election.

Platform comparison: How the major parties measure up on top campaign issues

Nova Scotians will pick the next provincial government on Tuesday, and each party has made a raft of promises in a bid to woo them.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 27

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Meet the father and son running in Nova Scotia's election

Kai Trappenberg, 18, and his father, Thomas Trappenberg, are both running for the Green Party in the May 30 provincial election.
Analysis

Party leaders make final push during second debate

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil, PC Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill used the second of two leaders' debates to talk more about their own plans than they did in the first.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 26

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

These democratically-minded sixth graders take mock elections seriously

Students at St. Stephen's Elementary in Halifax are preparing to cast ballots Monday along with thousands of other students across Nova Scotia as part of a mock election.
RIDING PROFILE

Cole Harbour-Portland Valley — Liberal incumbent defends health-care record

Tony Ince's come-outta-nowhere win in former NDP leader Darrell Dexter's riding was the upset of the 2013 Nova Scotia election. Now Ince is seeking re-election with a government record to both sell and defend.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 25

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

10 crucial ridings to watch on Nova Scotia election night

CBC Nova Scotia's political reporters have compiled a list of the 10 ridings you'll want to keep a close eye on.

Stephen McNeil says Liberals will support commuter rail in Halifax

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil appeared before Halifax regional council Tuesday and offered up some softball support for metro-friendly initiatives like commuter rail and a new waterfront art gallery.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 24

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

McNeil, Baillie trade shots as campaign enters final full week

The leaders of the Progressive Conservatives and Liberals made direct attacks on each other Monday as the provincial election nears the finish line.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 23

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Tories and Liberals trade barbs over sexual assault prosecutors

The leaders of two of Nova Scotia's political parties sparred Sunday, with Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil accusing Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie of 'fear-mongering.'

'It's big:' NDP, PCs say they're getting an earful from voters about education

The leaders of Nova Scotia's main opposition parties say they're getting an earful from voters about education on the provincial campaign trail.

Nova Scotia party leaders make case to voters as advance polls open

Thousands of Nova Scotians cast ballots in advance voting Saturday as the three party leaders spent the early part of their long weekend scouring the province for votes.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 22

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Nova Scotia Green Party hopes to follow in footsteps of N.B., P.E.I. victories

Nova Scotia Green Party Leader Thomas Trappenberg hopes to join New Brunswick's David Coon and P.E.I.'s Peter Bevan-Baker as one of the party's elected MLAs in the Maritimes.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 21

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Tories promise 'no-boondoggle' law, but offer few details

Nova Scotia's Tories are promising to introduce a "no-boondoggle guarantee" if they are elected in the May 30 provincial election, but many of the specifics of how it would work need to be developed.
PODCAST

The Pollcast: Nova Scotia's election heats up

Polls show the race tightening in Nova Scotia's provincial election, but did Thursday's leaders' debate shake things up? Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Jean Laroche to break it down.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 20

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.
RIDING PROFILE

Queens-Shelburne — Rare open seat up for grabs on South Shore

The Queens-Shelburne riding is the only seat outside metro Halifax without an incumbent on the ballot.
Analysis

Why a low-key debate suits Stephen McNeil just fine

Anyone hoping for surprises or to hear something new during Thursday's leaders debate was probably disappointed.

How to cast your ballot before the May 30 election

Can't wait until May 30 to vote? Here's how to cast your ballot before then.

Tory candidate turfed over social media posts to continue campaign

Jad Crnogorac says she's staying in the provincial election campaign despite being dropped as a candidate by the Progressive Conservatives.

Meet the Steven James MacNeil running in the Nova Scotia election

Sometimes having a name that's awfully similar to that of Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil doesn't have its perks.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 19

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.
Analysis

Main party leaders facing different challenges at CBC hosted debate

The three main party leaders go head-to-head in the first televised debate of the 2017 campaign. Stephen McNeil, Jamie Baillie and Gary Burrill all enter the CBC Nova Scotia leaders' debate facing different challenges and with different expectations.

Liberal platform calls for more help for lowest earners

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil released his party's election platform on Wednesday. It included the details in last month's budget, along with some additional offerings.

NDP promises to axe Bayers Lake as location for outpatient centre

The NDP said Wednesday it would cancel plans to build a community outpatient centre in Bayers Lake if the party forms government following the May 30 election.

Candidate turfed by PCs over social media posts ponders run as Independent

Dismissed PC candidate Jad Crnogorac is looking into the legalities of running as an Independent in Dartmouth South. She says party leader Jamie Baillie denied her the chance to plead her case before ditching her as a candidate.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 18

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Nova Scotian temporarily 'voted for nobody' during advance poll

Bob Huish is concerned that early ballots make it possible for Nova Scotians to vote for a party that might not end up fielding a candidate.
Analysis

Do past online gaffes disqualify someone from running for office?

As more political candidates fall victim to old social media posts, a political scientist says people should expect it to become the norm.

Liberals, PCs cautious on environmental commitments

Parties took part in debate at the University of King's College on Tuesday.

Tories drop candidate over Twitter joke about date rape drug

The Progressive Conservatives have dropped Jad Crnogorac as their candidate in Dartmouth South. Her campaign says she is being held to a higher standard than male candidates.

New Democrats promise $15-per-day child care if elected

The NDP would institute a $15-per-day daycare system for all Nova Scotia families if the party forms government following the May 30 election, Leader Gary Burrill announced Tuesday.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 17

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

'Speed dating' gives candidates chance to woo Dartmouth voters

Voters in Dartmouth, N.S., were given the opportunity to size up their provincial candidates one-on-one Monday as part of an event that took a political twist on speed dating.
Analysis

Liberals hold lead at midpoint of Nova Scotia election campaign

After two weeks on the hustings, Stephen McNeil's Liberals are still on track for securing another majority government, but Thursday's leaders' debate might provide a last opportunity for Jamie Baillie and Gary Burrill to turn the tide.

NDP Dartmouth East candidate drops out of race over offensive comments

Bill McEwen issued a statement Monday saying he regretted his behaviour and wanted to take responsibility for his actions.
RIDING PROFILE

Hammonds Plains-Lucasville — Liberals face fight from high-profile candidate

Hammonds Plains-Lucasville promises to be a tight battle as a controversial city councillor aims to make the jump to provincial politics against the Liberal candidate who collected more than half of the votes in the 2013 election.

Nova Scotia NDP platform unapologetically embraces deficit spending

NDP Leader Gary Burrill thinks it's time to spend and his party is proposing almost $1 billion in new programs and services above and beyond what the Liberals promised in their last budget.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 16

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

NDP promises to expand midwifery program if elected

An NDP investment would allow province to hire more midwives and create a training program for aspiring midwives.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 15

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Nova Scotia students ask voters to support education-focused candidates

Political candidates must make education a priority in their campaigns in order to score a win in the upcoming provincial election, university students in Halifax say.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 14

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

Atlantica Party's platform promises no corporate income taxes

The Atlantica Party has released its election platform, a six-point plan that includes privatizing liquor sales in the province, getting rid of corporate income taxes and ending government handouts to business.

Liberal promise to clean contaminated site overstates city's support

A Liberal candidate is being accused of putting the cart before the horse by saying Halifax has committed to work with the next provincial government to clean up the former Harrietsfield salvage yard.

Liberal apprenticeship plan targets women and minorities

The Liberals plan to create 700 apprenticeship spaces and get more people from diverse backgrounds working in the trades over the next four years.

Tories promise to open medical clinic for veterans

Tory Leader Jamie Baillie says if his party wins the provincial election they would open a veterans-specific medical clinic in Halifax.

NDP promises free NSCC tuition starting this fall if they form government

NDP Leader Gary Burrill promises free tuition for all Nova Scotia Community College students and a 10 per cent tuition cut at universities.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 13

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

What Nova Scotia's political leaders are saying about regulating marijuana

With a little more than a year to go before the federal deadline to legalize marijuana, the incoming provincial government will have to work quickly to implement new provincial pot laws.

McNeil blasts Baillie's plan to review multimillion-dollar hospital project

Tory Leader Jamie Baillie says if he wins the election, he'd review the full plan for the QEII redevelopment project. Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil says that would create unnecessary delays.

CBC Nova Scotia to host leaders election debate on May 18

CBC News will host the only leaders debate of the 2017 Nova Scotia election on Thursday, May 18.

Progressive Conservatives vow to find enough savings to balance budgets

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie called his party's platform confident and hopeful, but much of the hope seems to rest on finding enough savings to balance the books.

Where are the major party leaders campaigning? Day 12

CBC News details where Nova Scotia's three major party leaders will be today.

McNeil calls 24 per cent salary jump for school board members 'unacceptable'

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil is calling a 24 per cent stipend increase for elected school board members "unacceptable" and "alarming." He's promising to change the law so that the minister of education would have the final say on salaries and expenses if his party forms government again.
RIDING PROFILE

Dartmouth East — the open seat everyone wants

Independent Andrew Younger, who won the riding during the last provincial election with the Liberals, predicts the Tories or the NDP will win the seat.

NDP promises $60M to open 500 new nursing home beds

NDP Leader Gary Burrill used a campaign stop at a Halifax nursing home to announce $60 million for long-term care for seniors that would fund about 500 new beds and help eliminate bottlenecks that delay care for older people.