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More than 8,100 delegates to take part in Nova Scotia Liberal party's virtual convention

The three candidates vying to become the next leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party are, from left, Randy Delorey, Labi Kousoulis and Iain Rankin. - The Chronicle Herald / File
The three candidates vying to become the next leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party are, from left, Randy Delorey, Labi Kousoulis and Iain Rankin. - File
HALIFAX, N.S. —

More than 8,100 Nova Scotians have registered as delegates for the provincial Liberal Party's online leadership convention.

According to a Liberal news release, the party has grown to almost 16,000 members, up from 9,300 in September.

Nova Scotians had until Jan. 7 to join the party and become eligible to register as delegates for the voting period, which will run from Feb. 1 to Feb. 6. Existing members had until Tuesday.

The virtual convention will choose the next leader of the party, who will succeed Stephen McNeil in the top post and as premier. The candidates are Iain Rankin, Randy Delorey and Labi Kousoulis. The winner will be announced as part of the convention on Feb. 6.

“We are excited that so many have joined the Party during these past four months. This is a crucial time for our province,” Dr. Joseph Khoury, president of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, said in the news release. “Nova Scotians want strong leadership to lead them through the next stage of the pandemic. We have three extraordinary candidates who are experienced and ready to do just that.”

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