Nova Scotia poised for election call
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter was scheduled to make a number of appearances today that look a lot like the start of a provincial election campaign.
Dexter released the NDP's platform Friday in Halifax, but stopped short of formally calling the election.
Speculation is high that he could call the election as early as today for Oct. 8.
Dexter was scheduled to be in Cape Breton for a series of events.
The party is basing its campaign on seven broad commitments that Dexter says would not cost the province more than $34.4 million annually.
Dexter won a majority government in 2009, becoming the first NDP premier in Atlantic Canada.