Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Most Votes Already in as Nova Scotia NDP Pick New Leader Saturday

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Most Votes Already in as Nova Scotia NDP Pick New Leader Saturday

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Nova Scotia NDP pick new leader Saturday

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HALIFAX - Most Nova Scotia New Democrats have already voted for a new leader, even before the opening of the party's first leadership convention in 15 years.

A full 60 per cent of the party's 3,000 eligible voters have voted electronically, party secretary Mike Poworoznyk said Friday morning, as party members prepared to gather at a Dartmouth hotel Friday evening.

Speeches from the three candidates are planned for Saturday morning. They are Lenore Zann, a member of the legislature and former actor; United Church minister Gary Burrill, a former MLA; and Dave Wilson, a member of the legislature and former paramedic.

Voting is open till 2 p.m. Saturday, with members given a preferential ballot. Results are expected by 2:30 p. …

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