The three candidates vying to replace Stephen McNeil as leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and as the province’s next premier have an opportunity to win over delegates in an upcoming series of virtual debates.
Randy Delorey, Labi Kousoulis and Iain Rankin, all seven-year veterans of the Nova Scotia legislature, are scheduled to square off on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. during a forum to be hosted by former journalist Jane Taber, who now serves as a Halifax-based vice-president of a national public relations firm.
The second debate is set for Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Kathleen Yurchesyn. A Liberal leadership candidate forum scheduled for last month in Sydney was cancelled due to an outbreak of positive COVID-19 test results in the Halifax area.
The third forum is set for 7 p.m. on Jan. 6. with details to be released at a later date.
All three forums will be available for viewing on the Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s website at liberal.ns.ca/livestream.
The party will choose its new leader, and the next premier, in an electronic vote during its leadership convention on Feb. 6.