Statement by Premier King

Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King issued the following statement after the announcement by Premier Stephen McNeil that he will not re-offer in the next Nova Scotia election: 

“Stephen McNeil has provided strong leadership for the province of Nova Scotia over the past seven years as Premier and has been a strong voice for his constituents in the House of Assembly since 2007. 

Premier McNeil has been a trusted colleague and friend over the past 15 months since I became Premier of Prince Edward Island.   We have a lot in common, both being from small towns and large families, values that we both use to guide our decision making in our respective provinces.  We have worked together closely, especially in the last few months in our response to COVID-19 and a variety of initiatives to benefit the Atlantic region.  

Premier McNeil has had a challenging few months with COVID-19 and the tragic shooting in Portapique in April, but he has consistently offered a strong and confident voice to reassure Nova Scotians that by staying united they would get through the challenging times.  

I look forward to continuing to work with Premier McNeil in the coming months until a successor is chosen."


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