The next Premier of Nova Scotia is among the five candidates that have thrown their hat in the ring for the Progressive Conservative leadership race.
As of today, the deadlines for both the last day to enter the race and the required second deposit of $10,000 have passed.
This is the most fiercely contested PC leadership race in recent history, with a record five candidates from across the province competing to lead the party.
“To have so many highly qualified candidates running for leader is a sure sign that our party is thriving and poised to form the next government,” Leadership Selection Committee Co-Chair the Hon. Chris d’Entremont, MLA said.
The five candidates vying to be leader of the PC Party are:
Julie Chaisson, Executive Director of the Halifax Farmers Market;
Cecil Clarke, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality;
Tim Houston, MLA for Pictou East;
John Lohr, MLA for Kings North; and
Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, MLA for Cumberland North.
The deadline to become a member of the Party and be entitled to vote is September 11.
The convention will take place in Halifax at the Halifax Exhibition Centre on October 26th and 27th. Party members also have the option to vote by mail-in ballot.