Brison’s Nova Scotia riding ‘difficult’ for Liberals to hold: ex-Grit minister Thibault
By Samantha Wright AllenJan. 30, 2019
Conservative Martha MacQuarrie is the only named candidate in the race, with the Liberals setting an April timeline for finding Scott Brison’s ballot successor.
Former Treasury Board president Scott Brison resigned from cabinet earlier this month and gave notice he wouldn’t be running in this fall's general election, making his riding one to watch in Atlantic Canada, politicos say.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
With seven-time MP Scott Brison out of the picture in Kings-Hants, N.S., this fall, the riding is “one to watch” in Atlantic Canada and a “difficult” win for the Liberals, says a former Chrétien-era cabinet minister.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.