February 6, 2018 9:59 am
Updated: February 6, 2018 11:35 am

MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin poised to announce run for N.S. PC leadership

Cumberland North MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin says she will be making a "major announcement" in Amherst on Tuesday evening.

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Cumberland North MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is poised to become the fourth candidate to enter the Nova Scotia PC leadership race.

A news release from a group called Elizabeth for Leader says she’ll be making a major announcement on Tuesday evening at the Amherst Family Health Clinic.

READ: Cape Breton Mayor Cecil Clarke running for Tory leadership

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The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be streamed live on the group’s Facebook page.

Her announcement would come several days after Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke announced his candidacy.

READ: Tim Houston announces run for Nova Scotia PC Party leader

MLAs Tim Houston and John Lohr have also thrown their hats in the ring.

READ: MLA John Lohr announces run for Nova Scotia PC party leader

Jamie Baillie announced late last year that he planned to step down as Tory leader, but his departure came sooner than expected last month when he resigned following an allegation of inappropriate behaviour.

WATCH: Nova Scotia politicians react to Jamie Baillie dismissal

Details of the Tories’  leadership convention are expected to be announced later this month during the party’s annual general meeting.

With a file from The Canadian Press

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