N.S. premier says not expecting spring election; but ready to campaign

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STELLARTON, N.S. Premier Rodney MacDonald doesnt believe there will be a provincial election this spring, but insisted Wednesday hes ready to campaign if his minority government is brought down.

STELLARTON, N.S. Premier Rodney MacDonald doesnt believe there will be a provincial election this spring, but insisted Wednesday hes ready to campaign if his minority government is brought down.

Speaking to reporters following two days of caucus meetings in Stellarton, the Conservative premier said hes hoping both opposition parties support his spring budget.

A budget he suggested will be thrifty.

Weve said this budget is going to be very tight. There are limited dollars for initiatives, he said.

Caucus chair Pat Dunn of Pictou Centre said the out-of-town meetings, while an opportunity to meet with constituents outside of Halifax, was also a chance to work on the partys priorities.

Part of it is to get away from some other distractions, too, so we can concentrate on our goals, and to work on a strategy for the coming session, he said.

But others, particularly those who dont vote Conservative, believe the increased attention in Pictou County could be a sign the opposition is making gains in the traditionally Tory territory.

John Guthro, president of the Pictou Centre NDP Association, said if the right candidate is put in place in Pictou Centre, the seat could go either way in the next election.

In 2006, the NDP finished with 31 per cent of the vote while Dunn finished with 52 per cent.

Organizations: Pictou Centre, Pictou Centre NDP Association, NDP

Geographic location: STELLARTON, Halifax, Pictou County Tory territory

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