BILL BLACK: Rankin’s policies tack far to the left of McNeil

December 30, 2020
Opinion piece by Bill Black
The Chronicle Herald

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In early February, the provincial Liberals will choose a new leader, and the province’s next premier. 

… This is the first of three articles that will look at the candidates, beginning with Iain Rankin. Born in 1983, he is the youngest of the three. He was first elected in 2013 and was appointed as Minister of the Environment after the 2017 election. In July 2018, he was appointed to the renamed Department of Lands and Forestry.  

… Asked about rural economies, he mentions farming, fishing, and forestry and the need for innovation. He does not mention mining. Tourism is important. Noting the significant level of local support, he believes that an environmentally sensitive proposal for a golf resort at Owl’s Head could be approved.  

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Editor’s Note: Our emphasis in bold.


Counterpoints:

Rankin Off Course by Karen Schlick

Betrayal of Public Trust by Lindsay Lee

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