Nova Scotia PCs Set Date To Elect A New Leader

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 15:25 PM

The PC party of Nova Scotia have announced when they'll elect their next leader.

A leadership convention will be held in Halifax October 26 and 27.

The successful candidate will be chosen using a new points system.

Leadership Committee Co-Chair Chris d'Entrement says the party wanted to ensure every member in every riding had an equal vote no matter if they live in a rural or urban part of the province.

"Each constituency gets 100 points. And that is done proportionally by the number of votes that are received for each candidate."

The MLA for Argyle-Barrington breaks that down.

"The example is, if you take Lunenburg-West, let's say there's 100 members in that association. Fifty percent of them vote for one member they would get 50 points, and then, split up accordingly."

d'Entrement says the next steps will be getting candidates nominated and approved before the campaign can get underway.

He feels the selection of a new leader will energize the party before heading into the next election.

Below is an excerpt from a press release outlining the rules in more detail: