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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil looks on at a press conference after the 2013 Council of the Federation fall meeting in Toronto on Nov. 15, 2013.
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil looks on at a press conference after the 2013 Council of the Federation fall meeting in Toronto on Nov. 15, 2013.
(MARK BLINCH/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Trudeau hopes to reap benefits of Liberals’ new Atlantic boom

The Liberals are on their way back in Atlantic Canada. All four provincial wings of the party are now leading in the polls in their respective provinces – and helping to establish a critical beachhead for Justin Trudeau in the 2015 election.

“I can’t remember the last time it happened,” said Don Mills, head of Corporate Research Associates, the polling firm based in Halifax. “We actually have a point in time where the Liberals are ahead in all four provinces. … It’s quite unusual, as you might expect.”