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Stephen McNeil: N.S. Liberal leader looks for second straight majority – Halifax

The Liberals called a provincial election for Nova Scotia on May 30. Here is a quick look at the man hoping to lead the Liberal Party to victory.

Name: Stephen McNeil

Party: Liberal

Age: 52

Hometown: Upper Granville, N.S.

Job before politics: Operated appliance repair business in Bridgetown, N.S., for 15 years.

Leadership history: Chosen leader in 2007; won his district in 2003 and 2006.

READ MORE: Complete Nova Scotia Election 2017 coverage

Notable moment from the campaign: McNeil found himself on the defensive on gender issues in the race’s early days, both over the number of female Liberal candidates and the hiring of a communications aide who had been convicted of domestic assault. The aide later resigned.

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Spotted in his office: A photograph of late U.S. president John F. Kennedy, though McNeil says he is a bigger fan of Bobby Kennedy.

Quote: “Let’s not turn back now. We are in a time where we can make strategic investments and continue to build what we’ve accomplished.”

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