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

Premier-Designate Iain Rankin speaks to media after winning the Liberal Leadership race. Alicia Draus / Global News

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.

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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.

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He will replace Stephen McNeil as premier.

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

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

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