April 12, 2019 1:59 pm

Prominent N.S. Tories considering federal bids, buoyed by Liberal troubles

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.


Nova Scotia’s Tory leader says possible federal bids from three provincial PC legislators is a signal of Justin Trudeau’s falling fortunes.

The spring session of the legislature ended Friday with three Progressive Conservative MLAs discussing potential plans to run in this year’s national race.

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Chris d’Entremont, the member for Argyle-Barrington and a former cabinet minister, confirmed to journalists he will seek the federal nomination in West Nova.

Eddie Orrell, the member for Northside-Westmount, also confirmed he’s in the final stages of planning a potential bid for a federal nomination in Sydney.

And Alfie MacLeod, the member for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, said he will take the next month to finalize his decision on whether to run in the Liberal stronghold of Cape Breton-Canso.

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Party leader Tim Houston said if the exodus unfolds, it won’t reflect poorly on him or suggest there is unfinished business from his recent victory in the party’s leadership contest.

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