News release

Premier Hamm Reacts to MacLellan's Resignation

Premier John Hamm today paid tribute to Russell MacLellan on the occasion of his announced intention to resign as Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.

"For over 20 years, Russell MacLellan has worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents in the House of Commons, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians at Province House," said Premier Hamm.

"Mr. MacLellan has always put the interests of Nova Scotians first," added the premier. "His public service will not be forgotten by Nova Scotians, particularly with respect to the sensitive and caring manner in which he represented our province as premier during the difficult days following the Swissair tragedy."

"I wish Mr. MacLellan, his wife Clare, and their two children, Sarah and Matthew, all the best in the future," concluded Premier Hamm. "I look forward to his continued contribution to public life in Nova Scotia."

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Premier John Hamm paid tribute today to Russell MacLellan who has announced his resignation as Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.

Premier Hamm commented on MacLellan's twenty years of public service in the House of Commons and Province House, adding that MacLellan always put the interests of Nova Scotians first.

The premier wished MacLellan all the best for the future and says he looks forward to his continued contribution to public life in Nova Scotia.

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Contact:

Rob Batherson
Premier's Office 902-424-6601 E-mail:
kjd                      January 26, 2000     3:30 p.m.