News release

Premier Thanks Gary Burrill for Years of Service as Leader

Premier Tim Houston thanked Gary Burrill today, November 9, for his work on behalf of Nova Scotians.

Mr. Burrill announced today that he is stepping down as leader of the provincial New Democratic Party.

“Gary has worked on behalf of Nova Scotians for more than a decade,” said Premier Houston. “While we have not always agreed on policy, he has always wanted to make life better for Nova Scotians and for that I thank him. I wish him the best of luck for the future.”

Mr. Burrill was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley in 2009. He was re-elected as MLA for Halifax Chebucto in 2017 and 2021.

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