Premier Stephen McNeil offered congratulations today, Oct. 27, to Tim Houston on becoming the new leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party.
“The role of the official Opposition is an important one in our parliamentary democracy,” said Premier McNeil. “I respect the commitment of Mr. Houston for taking on that challenge. It carries a significant responsibility to the people of Nova Scotia.
“Thank you to all the candidates who stepped forward.”
The premier also recognized Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane’s time as interim leader.
“Ms. MacFarlane ensured that the official Opposition had a strong voice in the House of Assembly to hold the government to account.”