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Iain Rankin

Liberal Candidate for Timberlea-Prospect

Iain was first elected as the MLA for Timberlea-Prospect in 2013 and has proudly served the residents of this riding for the past eight years. He has served as caucus chair, a member of Treasury Board, Minister of Environment, Minister of Lands and Forestry and most recently was sworn in as the 29th Premier of Nova Scotia.

Iain grew up in Timberlea and attended Sir John A High School prior to obtaining a Business Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Over the years, Iain has been the voice of this community and has facilitated and secured important development and infrastructure in and around our community.

As your MLA Iain will continue to listen and learn from people of all ages and backgrounds in order to continue making positive investments and improvements for all of the residents of our community.

Iain and his wife Mary are proud to call Timberlea – Prospect their home.

Our Plan for Recovery and Growth

Nova Scotia is ready to take the next step. We have an opportunity, right now, and an obligation to leave a better legacy for our children – by increasing equity, protecting the environment and building a better tomorrow.

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Healthcare Closer to Our Community

Iain has been a strong supporter of the new Community Outpatient Centre under construction in Bayer’s Lake.

The facility will offer several services that do not require a hospital setting. Those potential services may include an initial visit with a specialist, post-surgery or post-treatment follow-up, blood collection and X-rays.

The total cost of the contract is $259.4 million for the design, construction and financing, and 30 years of maintenance. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2023.

BLT Recreation Centre

As the Beechville, Lakeside, Timberlea area continues to grow at record pace, Iain is especially proud to see the planning of the new BLT Recreation Centre continue to move forward. This important infrastructure will offer opportunities to promote active lifestyles, celebrate cultural diversity, and foster a close community.

Securing a new state-of-the-art facility has always been a personal long-term goal for Iain and he looks forward to the community’s input on what amenities they would like to see in this new facility.

Coastal Communities

Growing up in Nova Scotia, Iain has always had a deep love and respect for the ocean that surrounds Nova Scotia and the miles of unspoiled coastline. Iain considers himself fortunate to have so many beautiful coastal communities nestled along the shoreline within his riding. He and his wife Mary enjoy soaking in the natural beauty by venturing out for a day of kayaking or hiking the trails that touch and meet the Atlantic ocean.

Our coastal communities are filled with eco-tourism businesses, and Iain was pleased to initiate the Active Transportation Lanes along the Prospect Road that stretch from Goodwood to Terence Bay Road to help support these businesses by providing a responsible mode of travel to these areas while conserving the environment and improving the well-being of the local people.

Supporting Youth

Iain feels it is important to ensure youth are at the table and their voices are heard. He will always engage and listen to Nova Scotia’s youth on issues that are important to their generation such as climate change, the economy, social justice.

Blue Mountain Birch Cove

In the fall of 2019, The Nova Scotia Nature Trust added an additional 600 acres to Blue Mountain Birch Cove which overlaps into the Timberlea-Prospect riding. Iain has been happy to continue working with the Friends of Blue Mountain and Birch Cove and good friend Diana Whalen to ensure the vision of this urban wilderness continues for future generations of Nova Scotians to enjoy.

How to Vote for Iain

Elections Nova Scotia has made it easy and convenient for you to vote safely in this election. Now is the time to make your vote plan to ensure your voice is heard.

Every Day: You can vote every day at Halifax Exhibition Centre, 200 Prospect Road – Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm

Advance Poll: You can vote early at Advance Polls from August 7 to 14

Mail: You can apply for a write-in ballot, visit

Election Day: Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, August 17

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