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Local politician promoted after colleagues resign

TRURO – A promotion in the Third Party caucus has come Lenore Zann’s way.

Lenore Zann, Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River MLA, speaks to members of the Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River NDP about her intentions to run for the provincial party’s leadership. The rules for the leadership will be announced in April, which will be when Zann can make her announcement official. 

Zann, the MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, was promoted to the position of Deputy House Leader in the Third Party caucus after the resignation of two longtime New Democratic Party MLAs.

Along with the position, Zann has increased her portfolio of critic roles, in which she will hold various government ministers to account. These appointments make her responsible for the largest number of portfolios of any MLA in province house.

While retaining the portfolios of Status of Women, Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Agriculture, Zann has added Education P-12 and Early Childhood Development, Community Services, Aboriginal Affairs, Human Rights Commission, Seniors and Disabled Persons to her repertoire.

A press release issued in regards to the appointments says she is “glad of the opportunity to learn more about how the Nova Scotia system works in order to suggest improvements for people requiring these services,” including those living in poverty.

Zann is also an active member of three government committees - Law Amendments, Community Services, and Natural Resources. 

The promotion and portfolio appointments came following the resignations of Frank Corbett and Gordie Gosse.


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