STELLARTON – Premier Darrell Dexter said Nova Scotians don’t necessarily want an election before his government’s mandate expires in June 2014. “They gave us a mandate and they want us to use as much as we feel is necessary,” said Dexter.
The premier was at an event at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton on Tuesday launching the first of the province’s COMFIT renewable energy program. He also noted that the announcement wasn’t political gesturing but business as usual.
‘I think that every event that we do up until the election will be seen as a pre-election event,” said Dexter. “I always tell people that the moment we were elected, anytime were doing something, the public will be aware of it.’
He said the government is focused business in the House of Assembly and getting the budget passed. “There are still some great challenges in front of Nova Scotians, that we’re going to have to deal in the next little while, but our challenge is to make sure that the management that we have been providing over the past few years doesn’t falter.
When it is appropriate, we will move on to the next big thing, which will be an election in the province.”
The premier said dates aren’t on the agenda at this point in time as the party continues long-term strategic planning.