CANS Election Portal

The 2021 Nova Scotia Liberal Party Leadership Election

The 2021 Nova Scotia Liberal Party leadership election will take place on February 6 to elect a leader to replace Premier Stephen McNeil.

Do you know who the candidates are running in the 2021 Nova Scotia Liberal Party leadership election?
Are you curious what those candidates think about construction-related issues that impact your business?

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) has gathered some tools for you to access to ensure you are informed about the upcoming 2021 Nova Scotia Liberal Party leadership election. We have compiled a list of candidates, their background information, and a link to their respective websites. In addition, CANS has surveyed all candidates about issues that are important to our members and the construction industry. Once we receive responses from the candidates, we will update this page accordingly and share their answers with you.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has created several events to ensure you have the opportunity to hear from all three Premier Candidates:

A Conversation with Premier Candidate Labi Kousoulis
January 19th, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A Conversation with Premier Candidate Randy Delorey
January 20th, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A Conversation with Premier Candidate Iain Rankin
January 22nd, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Randy Delorey

Randy Delorey is the MLA for Antigonish, having served since 2013. Prior to announcing his candidacy, Delorey had been serving as Minister of Gaelic Affairs since 2013 and the Minister of Health and Wellness since 2017. Previously, he has served as the Minister of the Environment (2013-2015; 2015-2016) and as Minister of Finance and Treasury Board (2015-2017).

Candidacy announced: October 9, 2020
Campaign website:

Labi Kousoulis

Labi Kousoulis is the MLA for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, having served since 2013. Additionally, he was the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education since 2017, having resigned to run in the leadership race. He previously served as the Minister of the Public Service Commission (2013-2017) and Minister of Internal Services (2014-2017).

Candidacy announced: September 30, 2020
Campaign website:

Iain Rankin

Iain Rankin is the MLA for Timberlea-Prospect, having served since 2013. Rankin served in cabinet as the Minister of Lands and Forestry since 2018, having resigned prior to announcing his candidacy. In addition, he previously served as Minister of Environment from 2017 to 2018 and was head of the Nova Scotia francophone parliamentarian association from 2014 to 2017.

Candidacy announced: October 5, 2020
Campaign website:

Candidate Survey

  • Read more about CANS’ NS Liberal Party leadership election topics and the survey sent to all candidates. Click HERE.
  • Read where the candidates stand on the issues facing our industry. Coming soon!