Newsroom Ready: Tories sweep to surprising majority win in Nova Scotia election

Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives surged to a surprising election win Tuesday over the governing Liberals after capitalizing on their opponents early stumbles and promising a big-spending fix to the province’s troubled health system. Tory Leader Tim Houston, a 51-year-old chartered accountant, unveiled a left-leaning platform that focused on increasing the numbers of family doctors, bolstering the mental health system and building nursing homes beds.

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