EDITORIAL: New Nova Scotia premier-to-be Iain Rankin faces headwinds

“Observers will be closely watching what he does regarding the controversial proposal for a golf course at Owls Head.”

Chronicle-Herald Editorial – Feb 10, 2021

The Chronicle Herald
February 10, 2021

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Iain Rankin’s got his work cut out for him.

… In short, if Rankin hopes to keep his new premier’s title, the former Environment and Lands and Forestry Minister has little more than a year — at most — to make his mark before having to lead his razor-thin majority government into an election.

… The premier-designate, who’s expected to be sworn in within a few weeks, campaigned as the candidate for generational change.

Most prominently, Rankin put green policies, and growing a green economy, at the centre of his platform, including taking an even more aggressive approach than Stephen McNeil on tackling climate change.

Rankin would like the province to be off coal entirely, while generating 80 per cent of power with renewable energy, by 2030. He hopes to make Nova Scotia the first province to be net carbon-neutral.

…Observers will be closely watching what he does regarding the controversial proposal for a golf course at Owls Head.

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