Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Election Roundup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Election Roundup

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Nova Scotia election roundup

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HALIFAX - (McNeil-Harris-Resigns)

Premier Stephen McNeil says his campaign communications director resigned because he felt "under attack."

Last week the Tories raised questions about the hiring of Kyley Harris, who was convicted of domestic assault in 2014.

Harris submitted his resignation, saying he had tried to make amends but "it is clear that is not possible in the current political climate."

McNeil says he didn't talk to Harris before he resigned, and added the aide made a personal decision.

(The Canadian Press)

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(NDP-Tax-Hike)

NDP Leader Gary Burrill says his party will raise taxes for the wealthy if elected.

Burrill says taxes would increase for those earning more than $250,000 a year.

He says that would affect about 3,700 people and generate an extra $20 million a year for provincial coffers.

(The Canadian Press)

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(Tories-Seniors-Care)

Tory Leader Jamie Baillie says he will restore $8.2 million in annual funding for seniors' long-term care.

He says previous funding cuts by the Liberals has meant seniors care homes have had to compromise on the quality of food and services they provide to elderly residents. …

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