Nova Scotia premier-designate Iain Rankin to be sworn into office Tuesday

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia premier-designate Iain Rankin and his new cabinet will be sworn in next Tuesday.

Lt.-Gov. Arthur LeBlanc will preside over the ceremony at the Halifax Convention Centre.

Rankin was chosen as Liberal party leader at a virtual convention in Halifax Feb. 6.

The 37-year-old edged out two of his fellow ex-cabinet ministers in the vote.

He will replace Stephen McNeil as premier.

McNeil announced his retirement after 17 years in politics last August.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 17, 2021.

The Canadian Press