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Nova Scotia's three main party leaders to square off in first election debate

Nova Scotia's three main party leaders are getting ready for the first face-to-face confrontation of the provincial election campaign tonight
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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's three main party leaders are getting ready for the first face-to-face confrontation of the provincial election campaign tonight.

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston and NDP Leader Gary Burrill will square off in a 90-minute debate to be broadcast on CBC.

Health care, the economy, housing shortages and long-term care are expected to be among the most hotly contested issues.

Meanwhile, all parties will have to finalize their slate of candidates by the 2 p.m. local time deadline set by Elections Nova Scotia.

They will be looking to field candidates in all 55 provincial ridings.

Nova Scotians go to the polls on Aug. 17.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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