Stephen McNeil:

Cape Breton Post - - Province / Atlantic -

Lib­eral leader looks for sec­ond straight win

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.

No­table mo­ment: In 2013 elec­tion, he brought the Lib­er­als back to power af­ter 14 years, re­turn­ing the party to its glory years of the 1990s by win­ning 33 seats in the 51-seat leg­is­la­ture.

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: “I’m proud of the work we’ve done, we’ve had to make some dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions. I think Nova Sco­tians have re­spected that.’’

Stephen McNeil

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