03 Jun Keith Irving acclaimed as Liberal candidate for Kings South
(Halifax, NS) – Keith Irving has been acclaimed as the candidate for Kings South and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the next provincial election. Due to COVID-19, the nomination process by the Kings South Electoral District Association was conducted virtually.
Keith has served as the MLA for Kings South since 2013. Earlier this year, Premier Iain Rankin appointed Keith as Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Chair of Treasury and Policy Board. Keith is an Architect by profession, and has previously been elected to Wolfville Town Council and Iqaluit City Council when he lived in Canada’s Arctic.
“It has been an honour to serve and represent the people of Kings South for the past eight years,” says Irving. “We have witnessed extraordinary economic growth in Kings County in recent years, coupled with a strengthening of public services, so I would like to continue the work of ensuring Annapolis Valley is one of the most desirable regions in Nova Scotia to live and work.”
Keith advocated for his constituents and was able to secure $14.6 million for much-needed upgrades and renovations for Wolfville Elementary School. Over the years, he has been a strong voice for paving projects, rural transit, and extending rural internet. Keith also advocated to secure government programs to support the growing wine industry in Nova Scotia. In his short time as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Keith has advanced public discussion on the province’s climate change plan, announced investments in electrical vehicle programs, and worked with colleagues on increasing the amount of protected wilderness areas.
“Keith has been a strong advocate for the constituents and communities of Kings South,” says Premier Iain Rankin. “I know he will continue to work tirelessly to make sustainable and economically sound decisions for all Nova Scotians in our new Liberal government.”