Iain Rankin

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Iain Rankin said : “There’s no feasible explanation on how they’ll decommission even one coal plant, let alone all eight of them,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 8, 2022 1:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They're a regulated utility that can legally put costs onto consumers and there's no protection for consumers in this," External link

CBC Friday, November 18, 2022 11:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “That’s why we need to make the transition (to renewable energy) quickly,” “Nova Scotia Power, I think, does own some of that responsibility .… I think that they could have acted quicker” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "But this is impacting people that are just trying to go to work, people that are just going to get their necessities, groceries, things like that," External link

CBC Friday, May 13, 2022 11:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’ve seen a disturbing trend of data erosion from this government but restricting people from watching the weekly COVID briefing is a new level of ignorance,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I would be surprised if they think they can still achieve some of the objectives that they promised in order to get elected,” “They won’t fix health care in this mandate, I can guarantee you that. It’s an oversimplification of the challenges in our system” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 22, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I would be surprised if they think they can still achieve some of the objectives that they promised in order to get elected,” “They won’t fix health care in this mandate, I can guarantee you that. It’s an oversimplification of the challenges in our system” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 22, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "We want support that's more sustained than the one-time support they offered before the budget," External link

CBC Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:56:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There are no words to provide comfort for the anguish of having a loved one torn away from them,” “All Nova Scotians grieve with you today and always” External link

theepochtimes Friday, April 15, 2022 9:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There are no words to provide comfort for the anguish of having a loved one torn away from them,” “All Nova Scotians grieve with you today and always” External link

globalnews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I don't think a rushed video after question period yesterday is a way to show your government is listening to medical experts,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I know there’s cases that are climbing and that’s why I’m asking the government to come and let people know,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “They did say if circumstances changed, we’d re-evaluate,” “That’s where we’re at and that’s what we’re asking for” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have the largest percentage case counts being testing positive that are PCRs than we ever had before so the least (the government) can do is be transparent,” “Even though everyone is hearing people have contracted COVID, I don’t know that everyone realizes how serious it is now” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Tim Houston ) : “We are seeing case numbers rise quickly and an increase of hospitalizations in this province, but there is still time to align Premier Houston’s COVID approach with public health advice, and prevent more of our most vulnerable from ending up in the ICU,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We need transparency in the numbers and for the government to be more definitive with public health measures so we can avoid the worst impacts of this wave,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Together with the sustainability mandate that I tabled last session, we can restrict the utility’s ability to ask for increased profits,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’d like to see consistency with other workplaces, ultimately in Nova Scotia,” “But if there are ministers that can't be present for especially estimates, it's really important they have an opportunity, so a hybrid type of system to allow them to call in for questioning, I think that's something we should consider” External link

barrie Friday, April 1, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To say people who need help the most don't get anything in this budget is pretty disappointing," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think we should look at something similar but my preference would be to tier it at those that need it the most," External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They'll be expected to be in the House every day" External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think we should look at something similar but my preference would be to tier it at those that need it the most," External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They'll be expected to be in the House every day" External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “What are you going to put in place to ensure that we’re still going to try and keep organics, raw organics out of the landfill? Are you going to phase out the black bag entirely so that we have all clear bags?” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All three parties — for nine years — have said that they would never remove this sorting line to ensure that we have removal of the hazardous materials, organics. But now they're looking at reneging on that commitment that they made," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 23, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “Legislation, like the Police Identity Management Act, creates a framework from which regulations are drafted and completed by the relevant department or agency, and an implementation plan is developed,” “It was our government's determination to proclaim the … Act by the fall 2021. It's now up to the current elected government to finish the process” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Legislation, like the Police Identity Management Act, creates a framework from which regulations are drafted and completed by the relevant department or agency, and an implementation plan is developed,” “It was our government's determination to proclaim the … Act by the fall 2021. It's now up to the current elected government to finish the process” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “After having that time to reflect, I have decided that the best path forward for the. Nova Scotia Liberal Party is to step down and make room for a new leader,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I felt very supported with this decision and we remain united as a team,” “This is about doing what’s best for me, my family, and the stability of the province” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have a lot of good work left to do, and I want to help do the heavy lifting. This will allow me keep serving my constituents and delivering on important projects to our community,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is about making sure that our party is ready and that we have a new leader in time so they can put their own stamp on things,” “This is a way that we can look at our party, modernize our party” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The goal is to do better as I move forward in my career," "I can understand you want a number from me, but I'm not giving a hard number" External link

CBC Friday, December 10, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Few can match his adept oratory that draws in respect from his colleagues on all sides of the legislature," "His genuine advocacy and consideration on issues of inequality will be missed" External link

barrie Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think holding [the PCs] to account, pressuring for action on housing together with the NDP, worked very early on," External link

CBC Friday, November 5, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "For those that maybe have one property, maybe live in it part of the time, because I do think it can be a supplementary income for people who are not working, or working part time," External link

CBC Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Other provinces know and we’re five weeks away from that date,” “New Brunswick knows that they have 10 per cent of their workers that are not vaccinated, so to me, (the PCs) should know” External link

globalnews Friday, October 22, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : “People have a right to collective bargaining and a right to protest, and I think that is foundational to our democracy,” External link

globalnews Friday, October 15, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I want to tell Nova Scotian's if you're feeling symptoms from COVID and if you have difficulty breathing at home, please call an ambulance. We will waive the fee," External link

barrie Friday, October 15, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think it's good to have some kind of predictability, but I did say before if we had fixed election dates, we would have had that election in the middle of that third wave in May, so it's not an absolute for me," "I was concerned that they proposed the day without consulting with the two parties, but we're going to look closely at the bills, see what other provinces have and then we'll form an opinion and position on that" External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think that is by design, but we'll see," "I think the fall makes more sense to me … But, they have some reasons that I want to hear and give them a chance to talk about their bill in the House. Nova Scotians will have their say at law amendments and we'll see what comes of that" External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "I think I still have a lot to contribute," External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm on the right track on how we rebuild the party from the grassroots, which is important after losing an election," "I'm prepared to do that and lead the team into the next election" External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “To have only one line in the speech is a mistake, but we are early in the session and we will give them an opportunity to see what they will bring forward,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To have only one line in the speech is a mistake, but we are early in the session and we will give them an opportunity to see what they will bring forward," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We will be holding them to account with their promise to Nova Scotians that they will fix health care," External link

barrie Monday, October 11, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We will be holding them to account with their promise to Nova Scotians that they will fix health care,” External link

cknw Monday, October 11, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We will be holding them to account with their promise to Nova Scotians that they will fix health care,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, October 11, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : "Rent control needs to remain in place until we have more supply on the market. With winter coming we need to protect tenants, that is what the government is there for, we just can't rely on the market," External link

barrie Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "I'm not thinking about an election today," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The shutdown's over. Now it's time to safely reopen and start to invest in communities and that's what I've been doing since Day One," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "Today is not about an election. It's about investing in a critical service for the community of New Minas, and we're going to continue to support these types of investments," External link

CBC Monday, June 21, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are committed to building a stronger province where all Nova Scotians can have opportunities to grow and succeed,” “This is an important investment for New Minas as it supports adults with diverse abilities, providing employment training and opportunities that will, hopefully, enhance their lives” External link

novascotia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are committed to building a stronger province where all Nova Scotians can have opportunities to grow and succeed,” “This is an important investment for New Minas as it supports adults with diverse abilities, providing employment training and opportunities that will, hopefully, enhance their lives” External link

novascotia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today," External link

barrie Monday, June 21, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today," External link

barrie Monday, June 21, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 21, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 21, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is the lowest case number we've seen in some time," External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is the lowest case number we've seen in some time," External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is how we take care of each other and what allows us to continue reopening our province," External link

CBC Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “So we're in the reopening plan right now. We're only in phase one and my main priority to be clear is the safety of Nova Scotians,” “But, at the same time we need to invest in communities and I’m investing in Cape Breton as I said I would be” External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “We waived fees during COVID for health reasons and we looked at the marginal revenue that was brought in was only 10 percent of the cost of $11 million,” “We thought we could even the playing field and make transportation more accessible to rural Nova Scotians” External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians," "This is the first weekend of Phase 2, so go out and enjoy Nova Scotia. But please follow the public health measures, and we'll be able to progress through our reopening plan and enjoy summer in the province" External link

barrie Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians," "This is the first weekend of Phase 2, so go out and enjoy Nova Scotia. But please follow the public health measures, and we'll be able to progress through our reopening plan and enjoy summer in the province" External link

barrie Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There has never been more optimism for the downtown core,” “The area is being reenergized with a new NSCC Marconi Campus and a second cruise ship berth at the Port of Sydney, and this project will help enhance its marketing position to draw in more residents and visitors and stimulate growth in the local economy” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There has never been more optimism for the downtown core,” “The area is being reenergized with a new NSCC Marconi Campus and a second cruise ship berth at the Port of Sydney, and this project will help enhance its marketing position to draw in more residents and visitors and stimulate growth in the local economy” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our seven ferry services are an integral part of the provincial transportation network and pick up where the highway leaves off,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our seven ferry services are an integral part of the provincial transportation network and pick up where the highway leaves off,” “The permanent elimination of ferry fees will reduce the financial burden on local residents and visitors” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our seven ferry services are an integral part of the provincial transportation network and pick up where the highway leaves off,” “The permanent elimination of ferry fees will reduce the financial burden on local residents and visitors” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Now that we're in Phase 2 of our reopening plan, it's safer to gather outside so now we no longer need the injunction in place," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Dalbrae Academy and the connected community facilities are important gathering places for residents and visitors,” “This investment will make this site safer and more accessible for all those who use it, while also creating economic activity and jobs for the local economy” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Dalbrae Academy and the connected community facilities are important gathering places for residents and visitors,” “This investment will make this site safer and more accessible for all those who use it, while also creating economic activity and jobs for the local economy” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The motion to lift the order doesn’t mean we should let down our guard. We are still in a state of emergency and we must continue to respect the public health measures,” “Thanks to the hard work of Nova Scotians, we are now in a much better place with the virus. Our daily case numbers are coming down, vaccination rates continue to rise and the number of Nova Scotians in hospital and the ICU are decreasing” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The motion to lift the order doesn’t mean we should let down our guard. We are still in a state of emergency and we must continue to respect the public health measures,” “Thanks to the hard work of Nova Scotians, we are now in a much better place with the virus. Our daily case numbers are coming down, vaccination rates continue to rise and the number of Nova Scotians in hospital and the ICU are decreasing” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They have an agreement in place that was signed with our First Nations here," "I would expect . . . safety for everyone that's at the camp and it's something that we'll watch as a government as well" External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotia will receive its largest shipment of vaccine in the coming weeks," External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotia will receive its largest shipment of vaccine in the coming weeks," External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With these new clean transportation options, more people will be able to get outside and move around in ways that promote better health and a cleaner environment," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With these new clean transportation options, more people will be able to get outside and move around in ways that promote better health and a cleaner environment," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians should be proud of the work they have done to get us where we are today," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians should be proud of the work they have done to get us where we are today," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Different provinces are working on different approaches to this and not everybody uses the same system," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Different provinces are working on different approaches to this and not everybody uses the same system," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "For those of you who have been away from family, tomorrow you can get that long-awaited hug," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers and hospitalizations are low and every day we are putting more and more vaccines into the arms of Nova Scotians," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers and hospitalizations are low and every day we are putting more and more vaccines into the arms of Nova Scotians,” “Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers and hospitalizations are low and every day we are putting more and more vaccines into the arms of Nova Scotians,” “Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I want to extend my condolences to those who are grieving the loss of their loved one," External link

barrie Monday, June 14, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I want to extend my condolences to those who are grieving the loss of their loved one," External link

barrie Monday, June 14, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another day with a low case count is promising. This is a trend we want to see continue as we look forward to reopening our province," External link

barrie Sunday, June 13, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another day with a low case count is promising. This is a trend we want to see continue as we look forward to reopening our province," External link

barrie Sunday, June 13, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "A low case count is a reflection of all of us placing the safety of friends, families and our province first to reduce the spread of COVID-19," External link

CBC Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you, Nova Scotians. A low case count is a reflection of all of us placing the safety of friends, families and our province first to reduce the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you, Nova Scotians. A low case count is a reflection of all of us placing the safety of friends, families and our province first to reduce the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Asymptomatic testing is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 and supports the provincial reopening plan by adding an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of the virus in workplaces,” “Nova Scotia continues to be a national leader in asymptomatic testing, and everyone should make getting tested a regular part of their routine” External link

novascotia Friday, June 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Asymptomatic testing is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 and supports the provincial reopening plan by adding an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of the virus in workplaces,” “Nova Scotia continues to be a national leader in asymptomatic testing, and everyone should make getting tested a regular part of their routine” External link

novascotia Friday, June 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As more and more Nova Scotians get vaccinated, I want to remind people of the continued importance of getting tested for COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As more and more Nova Scotians get vaccinated, I want to remind people of the continued importance of getting tested for COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To our Muslim neighbours and friends, we are all with you, so lean on us now," External link

CBC Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," "As we move through our reopening phases, we still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make testing a regular part of your routine" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," "As we move through our reopening phases, we still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make testing a regular part of your routine" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely - with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers," "You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let's keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe" External link

barrie Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely - with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers," "You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let's keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe" External link

barrie Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely – with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers,” “You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let’s keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe” External link

novascotia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely – with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers,” “You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let’s keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe” External link

novascotia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have done the hard work to bring down transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, which is why we are able to start enjoying patios, get a haircut and spend time with loved ones outside," "We still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make regular testing part of your routine if you are socializing" External link

barrie Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have done the hard work to bring down transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, which is why we are able to start enjoying patios, get a haircut and spend time with loved ones outside," "We still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make regular testing part of your routine if you are socializing" External link

barrie Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "That market is critically important for our economy here, for our overall well-being," External link

CBC Friday, June 4, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Keith Colwell ) : "I've heard first-hand from people, from companies, the unlocked investment and the amount of exports that have increased with minister Colwell joining those missions and the premier, so I would be interested in looking at anything I can do to help boost our exports," External link

CBC Friday, June 4, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It's important that we allow that independent arm's length process to unfold and they'll consider all of this," "We look forward to looking at the results and taking action wherever we need to" External link

CBC Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “My thoughts and prayers on behalf of all Nova Scotians to the family and friends who are impacted by such a tragic loss,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The department of education has worked really hard to have the right protocols in place, the right safety measures, the personal protective equipment is there," "Masks can be worn without any challenges to weather" External link

barrie Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering,” “I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering,” “I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering," "I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering," "I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Kevin Walsh ) : “What a proud moment for Dr. Walsh and for all Nova Scotians,” “Hearing first-hand about the climb, the danger, his amazing 60-year-old Sherpa guide – who has been to the top of Everest about 15 times – and the excitement of reaching the top was just incredible. Congratulations on behalf of all Nova Scotians” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Kevin Walsh ) : “What a proud moment for Dr. Walsh and for all Nova Scotians,” “Hearing first-hand about the climb, the danger, his amazing 60-year-old Sherpa guide – who has been to the top of Everest about 15 times – and the excitement of reaching the top was just incredible. Congratulations on behalf of all Nova Scotians” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” “This significant investment, which is over and above regular capital repairs, will improve the school and learning experience for our students and staff from one end of the province to the other” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” “This significant investment, which is over and above regular capital repairs, will improve the school and learning experience for our students and staff from one end of the province to the other” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We know that in-person schooling is best for children, and thanks to Nova Scotians following the rules, we can safely re-open schools to many of our students,” “We want students in their classes with their peers, finishing the year strong” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” “But just because we are seeing fewer cases does not mean we can disregard the public health measures. We are in a good position as we enter Phase 1 of our reopening plan tomorrow. Let’s continue do our part by following the public health protocols and getting tested for COVID-19” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” “But just because we are seeing fewer cases does not mean we can disregard the public health measures. We are in a good position as we enter Phase 1 of our reopening plan tomorrow. Let’s continue do our part by following the public health protocols and getting tested for COVID-19” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "That does mean you can see loved ones and friends but please stay outside right now," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia, I offer my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones who are grieving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia, I offer my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones who are grieving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving," "While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let's all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated" External link

barrie Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving," "While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let's all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated" External link

barrie Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want to make sure that we're taking this cautious approach," External link

CBC Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want to make sure that we're taking this cautious approach," External link

CBC Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died," "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer condolences. We need to protect everyone from this virus. Please get vaccinated, tested and follow the restrictions and public health measures" External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died," "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer condolences. We need to protect everyone from this virus. Please get vaccinated, tested and follow the restrictions and public health measures" External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died," External link

CBC Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We know that in-person schooling is best for children, and thanks to Nova Scotians following the rules, we can safely reopen schools to many of our students," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our phased plan will allow us to safely enjoy summer with public health measures in place while we work at getting most of our population fully vaccinated,” “Then we should be able to further ease restrictions in the fall and ease in to a new normal of living with COVID-19” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our phased plan will allow us to safely enjoy summer with public health measures in place while we work at getting most of our population fully vaccinated,” “Then we should be able to further ease restrictions in the fall and ease in to a new normal of living with COVID-19” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We know that in-person schooling is best for children, and thanks to Nova Scotians following the rules, we can safely reopen schools to many of our students,” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The fact that we can even talk about a reopening is amazing given where we were just one month ago," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Dr. Hickcox has both clinical experience and a passion for advocating for a broader understanding of mental health issues and addictions. I am pleased to see someone of his calibre take on this important new position," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is an important consultation for Nova Scotians and our entrepreneurs and businesses who are leaders in the clean economy,” “It shows our commitment to dealing with the issues caused by climate change” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is an important consultation for Nova Scotians and our entrepreneurs and businesses who are leaders in the clean economy,” “It shows our commitment to dealing with the issues caused by climate change” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Strengthened logistical connections resulting from CN's proposed acquisition of KCS [Kansas City Southern] are critical to our future growth and success," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” “In just a matter of days, anyone in Nova Scotia who is eligible to receive a vaccine will be able to book their first dose appointment” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” “In just a matter of days, anyone in Nova Scotia who is eligible to receive a vaccine will be able to book their first dose appointment” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today, I received my first dose of vaccine,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 24, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today, I received my first dose of vaccine,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 24, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today, I received my first dose of vaccine," "The spirit at the vaccine clinics is extraordinary. I can't thank front-line workers enough for the important work they're doing to ensure that we are all protected" External link

barrie Monday, May 24, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones,” “Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones,” “Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones," "Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief" External link

barrie Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones," "Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief" External link

barrie Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer sincere condolences to the family mourning the loss of their loved one today," "Our active cases may be declining but COVID-19 is still in our province and continues to have devastating impacts on families" External link

barrie Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer sincere condolences to the family mourning the loss of their loved one today," "Our active cases may be declining but COVID-19 is still in our province and continues to have devastating impacts on families" External link

barrie Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here,” “Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief” External link

novascotia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here,” “Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief” External link

novascotia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I know this latest shutdown has been very difficult for everyone," "Especially our small businesses. I’ve actually joined in on some of the consultations myself recently and learned how government can help some more" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here," "Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here," "Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We value your contribution to the economy, and quite frankly, we need you," "You are the backbone of Nova Scotia" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin Said : "These next three weeks are critical to get us where we need to be," "If our numbers continue to go down, and our vaccination coverage continues to go up, we’ll be in a very good place to open our economy" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re in a state of emergency and we’re confident with the restrictions that we have in place in our province and at our border,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” “Our cases are trending downward and we hope that this continues. But it will only happen if we stay home whenever possible, wear a mask, keep our distance, wash our hands, get tested and get vaccinated when it is our turn” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” “Our cases are trending downward and we hope that this continues. But it will only happen if we stay home whenever possible, wear a mask, keep our distance, wash our hands, get tested and get vaccinated when it is our turn” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To the students, I know that's difficult that you won't be able to go back in person and see your friends," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As an MLA, Minister, and now as Premier, I have appreciated the commitment of the Office of the Ombudsman to fairness and integrity in the public service, and I want to recognize Mr. Smith’s personal commitment to serving Nova Scotians,” “The office has had a strong history and has a strong future as an essential oversight agency in an age of increasingly complex government and unique public service challenges” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As an MLA, Minister, and now as Premier, I have appreciated the commitment of the Office of the Ombudsman to fairness and integrity in the public service, and I want to recognize Mr. Smith’s personal commitment to serving Nova Scotians,” “The office has had a strong history and has a strong future as an essential oversight agency in an age of increasingly complex government and unique public service challenges” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We expect soon to come out with a strategy of re-opening," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If people listen to those restrictions," "We will be able to have something in place, like we did last time when we opened up" External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Every province will be a little bit different," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "After much work on contact tracing, we know that there are a number of cases that we can't connect to an initial source, so we have to conclude that there is some community spread in Sydney," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "After much work on contact tracing, we know that there are a number of cases that we can't connect to an initial source, so we have to conclude that there is some community spread in Sydney," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We've had, unfortunately, instances where people tried to get into the province dishonestly and we need to make sure that we're protecting them by having proof. They should be able to get a letter just from their employer stating their status," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am pleased that the number of recoveries remains substantially higher than the number of new cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am pleased that the number of recoveries remains substantially higher than the number of new cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I know this is tough work, and it's tough enough you're away from your families, so we don't want to impede your access to getting back home," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am delighted that the number of cases is below 100 for the first time in more than two weeks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am delighted that the number of cases is below 100 for the first time in more than two weeks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks,” “Thanks to the sacrifices of Nova Scotians, we’re seeing hopeful signs of a downward trend. However, we must stick with the restrictions and public health measures to stop the spread while we continue to vaccinate more and more Nova Scotians” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks,” “Thanks to the sacrifices of Nova Scotians, we’re seeing hopeful signs of a downward trend. However, we must stick with the restrictions and public health measures to stop the spread while we continue to vaccinate more and more Nova Scotians” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a clear reminder that while we are on the right track, we cannot let down our guard," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a clear reminder that while we are on the right track, we cannot let down our guard," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was a protest planned for this weekend, a group of people who don't agree with wearing a mask or following restrictions," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am personally all for freedom of speech, but will not allow the select few to jeopardize our ability to crush this third wave," "People have a right to share their views but while we're in a province wide lockdown, in the middle of a third wave, it is incumbent for all of us to protect each other by following public health protocols" External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was a protest planned for this weekend, a group of people who don't agree with wearing a mask or following restrictions," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Strict border control is an imperative piece to make sure we're not bringing in anymore cases while we're trying to control the cases we have now," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "I'll do whatever I have to do that's within the confines of the law and the public health emergency that we have in place to keep Nova Scotians safe," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, 9 to 10 days into the illness," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "That number took a jump in the past 48 hours," "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, nine to 10 days into their illness. They range in age from early 20s to 90s" External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We knew that there was some social media activity encouraging people to come out and willfully break the public health protocols that were put in place to keep people safe," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was a protest planned for this weekend, a group of people who don't agree with wearing a mask or following restrictions," External link

ctvnews Friday, May 14, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am personally all for freedom of speech, but will not allow the select few to jeopardize our ability to crush this third wave," "People have a right to share their views but while we're in a province wide lockdown, in the middle of a third wave, it is incumbent for all of us to protect each other by following public health protocols" External link

ctvnews Friday, May 14, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is in a state of emergency. People have lost their lives. Our collective responsibility is to keep everyone safe,” “All Nova Scotians must respect the public health orders and directives. This is particularly important as the province and our health-care employees work around the clock to care for people in this third wave of the pandemic” External link

novascotia Friday, May 14, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is in a state of emergency. People have lost their lives. Our collective responsibility is to keep everyone safe,” “All Nova Scotians must respect the public health orders and directives. This is particularly important as the province and our health-care employees work around the clock to care for people in this third wave of the pandemic” External link

novascotia Friday, May 14, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My condolences and my heartfelt wishes are with the family impacted by that loss," External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, nine to 10 days into their illness," "They range in age from early 20s to people in their 90s" External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "But you need to know that everyone is working tirelessly to keep our hospitals safe, to protect everyone. We need you to do your part to protect them and each other," External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "That number took a jump in the past 48 hours," "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, nine to 10 days into their illness. They range in age from early 20s to 90s" External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If someone is symptomatic and they think they may miss just two or three days, I think that some of them may take the risk and go to work for financial reasons," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am pleased that case numbers are not rising in Central zone where the outbreak has been most serious,” “We all must keep at it to ensure that we stop the spread of fast-moving variants. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. By following the public health measures, we are working to keep each other safe” External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am pleased that case numbers are not rising in Central zone where the outbreak has been most serious,” “We all must keep at it to ensure that we stop the spread of fast-moving variants. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. By following the public health measures, we are working to keep each other safe” External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19,” “People who meet our criteria to enter Nova Scotia will have no problem getting through the approval process” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19,” “People who meet our criteria to enter Nova Scotia will have no problem getting through the approval process” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June,” “Thank you to all staff who are working to provide vaccinations for Nova Scotians. I was able to drop in virtually to the clinic in Sydney today to help celebrate the 400,000th dose. You’re doing a great job! Thank you” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June,” “Thank you to all staff who are working to provide vaccinations for Nova Scotians. I was able to drop in virtually to the clinic in Sydney today to help celebrate the 400,000th dose. You’re doing a great job! Thank you” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Margaret Muller ) : "She did not mention any other reason," "I have a lot of respect for Margaret and the work she's doing and has done for Hants East, but there was no mention of inappropriate behaviour in my conversations with her" External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nor should I be, as that is a process that is available to people and keeps their own privacy," "If they choose to talk about that, that's up to them. But I take any allegation of inappropriate behaviour very seriously" External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are deciding on their own to choose mRNA vaccine before AstraZeneca since we dropped the age eligibility," "More and more are cancelling their appointment (for AstraZeneca)" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There is a global study underway to determine if an individual who took their first dose of AstraZeneca can mix their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna," "That is an important piece of science that we are awaiting and until that study is complete, we are putting a pause on the Astra Zeneca vaccine" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Some of these cases are still from the backlog," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are deciding on their own to choose mRNA vaccine before AstraZeneca since we dropped the age eligibility," "More and more are cancelling their appointment (for AstraZeneca)" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There is a global study underway to determine if an individual who took their first dose of AstraZeneca can mix their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna," "That is an important piece of science that we are awaiting and until that study is complete, we are putting a pause on the Astra Zeneca vaccine" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Some of these cases are still from the backlog," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The situation we’re in right now in Nova Scotia is very serious,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID,” “Paid sick leave means they won’t have to make a difficult decision between their health and the health of others, or their own financial well-being” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID,” “Paid sick leave means they won’t have to make a difficult decision between their health and the health of others, or their own financial well-being” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians have been amazing at coming together as a community and helping each other through the third wave of the pandemic,” “Unfortunately, not everyone has people close by to lean on during tough times. We all need to do our part to ensure that those currently experiencing food insecurity have the support they need” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians have been amazing at coming together as a community and helping each other through the third wave of the pandemic,” “Unfortunately, not everyone has people close by to lean on during tough times. We all need to do our part to ensure that those currently experiencing food insecurity have the support they need” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Obviously, there are exceptional circumstances — you sold your house in another province and took ownership on a house here in Nova Scotia — all before the border closed or you've signed a lease," External link

CBC Monday, May 10, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Obviously, there are exceptional circumstances — you sold your house in another province and took ownership on a house here in Nova Scotia — all before the border closed or you've signed a lease," External link

CBC Monday, May 10, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “That number is still high, but obviously it’s starting to look a bit better,” “This shutdown will work, and there are early signs already with our cases starting to come down. It is working” External link

cknw Monday, May 10, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother’s Day will be much different than we are used to,” “Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother’s Day will be much different than we are used to,” “Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother's Day will be much different than we are used to," "Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible" External link

barrie Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother's Day will be much different than we are used to," "Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible" External link

barrie Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences,” “Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let’s do it together. Let’s get this virus under control” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences,” “Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let’s do it together. Let’s get this virus under control” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is grieving the loss of a loved one, and I offer my condolences on behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is grieving the loss of a loved one, and I offer my condolences on behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences," "Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let's do it together. Let's get this virus under control" External link

ctvnews Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences," "Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let's do it together. Let's get this virus under control" External link

ctvnews Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We'll reassess at the end of the month to determine whether students can go back to class in June," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The situation we're in right now in Nova Scotia is very serious. Our public health staff are overwhelmed and we need to get things under control," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The situation we're in right now in Nova Scotia is very serious. Our public health staff are overwhelmed and we need to get things under control," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of that individual," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of that individual," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I have zero tolerance for people that don't respect one another," "I don't have any claims to suggest that any of the staff that I have don't treat people with respect" External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am still frustrated, I don’t know what more I can say to Nova Scotians to make sure they take this issue seriously,” “People need to co-operate in order for those restrictions to work” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We will levy fines, we didn’t last year, we’re doing it now…we really need to do a bit better to stay within their communities,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier,” “We are at a crucial point in the pandemic. Please stay close to home, don’t gather, and make getting tested for COVID-19 part of your regular routine” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier,” “We are at a crucial point in the pandemic. Please stay close to home, don’t gather, and make getting tested for COVID-19 part of your regular routine” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier," External link

barrie Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier," External link

barrie Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia has protected more provincial Crown land than other jurisdictions in Canada, and I am committed to continuing this practice. I know how important our parks and protected areas are for enjoyment, quality of life and the wellbeing of Nova Scotians,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia has protected more provincial Crown land than other jurisdictions in Canada, and I am committed to continuing this practice. I know how important our parks and protected areas are for enjoyment, quality of life and the wellbeing of Nova Scotians,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We're still dealing with very high case numbers that do involve the variants," "I want to thank all Nova Scotians for following the restrictions. Please continue to do your part to protect your province and keep each other safe" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We're still dealing with very high case numbers that do involve the variants," "I want to thank all Nova Scotians for following the restrictions. Please continue to do your part to protect your province and keep each other safe" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I have faith in Nova Scotians," "We need to do a multitude of things – education, and speak directly to people" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It spreads like you wouldn't believe," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was too many people in one spot, there's no question about that," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my sincere condolences to their family and friends," "We are so sorry for your loss" External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin added : "We need you to trust that these restrictions will work," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I recognize that retailers that are closed are facing huge challenges right now," "And, all I can say is that I will support them" External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I thank all the people of Nova Scotia who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I thank all the people of Nova Scotia who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” “We can’t get distracted by the case counts or feel disheartened by them – we’ve hunkered down before and stopped the spread, and we will do it again” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” “We can’t get distracted by the case counts or feel disheartened by them – we’ve hunkered down before and stopped the spread, and we will do it again” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin adds : “This is a short-term issue, and we have a plan to clear up the backlog,” “Following the restrictions and public health measures are critical to protect you, your loved ones and the health system from being overwhelmed” External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

CBC Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

CBC Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We were expecting a large number of cases today as the lab catches up with its analytical work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We were expecting a large number of cases today as the lab catches up with its analytical work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We expected a large case number today as the lab catches up with the backlog," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We expected a large case number today as the lab catches up with the backlog," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a short-term issue, and we have a plan to clear up the backlog,” “Following the restrictions and public health measures are critical to protect you, your loved ones and the health system from being overwhelmed” External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose,” “Our age-based approach is working and it’s efficient and effective” External link

novascotia Friday, April 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose,” “Our age-based approach is working and it’s efficient and effective” External link

novascotia Friday, April 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I can't imagine how hard it is to manage your business during these cycles of opening and closing and I know you are frustrated," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 30, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 30, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I can't imagine how hard it is to manage your business during these cycles of opening and closing and I know you are frustrated," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 30, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : “It’s a race between the variants coming into our borders and the vaccine rollouts,” External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : “It’s a race between the variants coming into our borders and the vaccine rollouts,” External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I can't imagine how hard it is to manage your business during these cycles of opening and closing and I know you are frustrated," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "At this time, it doesn't matter the level of hockey or any sport, we are asking for zero activity," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are limiting movement, we are testing at a record rate to detect the virus and we are rolling out our vaccine," External link

barrie Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We won't hesitate to use whatever means that we need to do," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "These next two weeks are critical. We will continue to rollout our vaccine program as we get more supply coming in. But as we continue to vaccinate we have to continue to limit our movement," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We need to make sure that we're keeping our child-care centres open like they did in Newfoundland and other areas where they looked at this circuit-breaker approach," "We'll be there to support those that are having challenges" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We were relieved to hear that the police acted quickly and issued fines," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It’s really important for kids overall well-being, particularly to their mental health and social skills. It is safe in schools. But we wanted to take action because of the sheer volume of schools that have been impacted by the amount of staff that are in self-isolation now,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We were relieved to hear that the police acted quickly and issued fines," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "COVID is back and it wants to stay," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "COVID is back and it wants to stay," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a wake up call to our younger population," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “COVID does not respect municipal borders – and so, we need all Nova Scotians to act accordingly,” “Please adhere to public health measures by staying close to, or at, home, avoid non-essential activities or travel, do not gather, wear a mask and get tested regularly. We’ll get through this together” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “COVID does not respect municipal borders – and so, we need all Nova Scotians to act accordingly,” “Please adhere to public health measures by staying close to, or at, home, avoid non-essential activities or travel, do not gather, wear a mask and get tested regularly. We’ll get through this together” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you live in the Annapolis valley, you should stay in the Annapolis valley," "If you want to go to a park for a hike, go to a park in your own community" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We were relieved to hear that the police acted quickly and issued fines," "But, the current fine does not seem to be enough of a deterrant" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM," "Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM," "Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With the new restrictions taking effect today, we are asking Nova Scotians to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19," "We've done this before and we can do it again. We all have a responsibility to follow the public health measures that help to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With the new restrictions taking effect today, we are asking Nova Scotians to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19," "We've done this before and we can do it again. We all have a responsibility to follow the public health measures that help to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm a hockey fan. I'm not happy with the decision, but we have to put public safety first," "I couldn't conceivably ask Nova Scotians to restrict more of their lives and make an exception to have people fly into Nova Scotia from other countries" External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers are rising too rapidly and there's now community spread within the Halifax municipality," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers are rising too rapidly and there's now community spread within the Halifax municipality," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel,” “Given that the pandemic is now being driven by variants that transmit more easily, this strong action is necessary to protect Nova Scotians” External link

cknw Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am very concerned with the rising number of cases in Nova Scotia, which are higher than we have seen in quite some time," "We are seeing early signs of community spread and we must strictly follow all public health protocols to get back on track, especially in the greater Halifax region" External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am very concerned with the rising number of cases in Nova Scotia, which are higher than we have seen in quite some time," "We are seeing early signs of community spread and we must strictly follow all public health protocols to get back on track, especially in the greater Halifax region" External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are seeing early signs of community spread and we must strictly follow all public health protocols to get back on track, especially in the greater Halifax region," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

novascotia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

novascotia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I expect that this budget will pass, hopefully, and we'll be able to leverage this opportunity and we'll finally have universal child care," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "In light of the rise in cases related to travel in the province, we have decided to restrict non-essential travel into Nova Scotia," "This means all Nova Scotians, unless their travel is essential, should not leave the province. It also means that those people who live outside Nova Scotia should not travel to our province unless that travel is essential" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” “As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus” External link

novascotia Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” “As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus” External link

novascotia Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly ... Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus," External link

CBC Monday, April 19, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” External link

cknw Monday, April 19, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” External link

cknw Monday, April 19, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols," "As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols," "As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotia isn’t in a position to reallocate vaccines, I have asked our officials to consider what resources we are able to provide while continuing to keep Nova Scotian’s safe,” “We’re going to continue to look at the Department of Health and see what resources we could make available, but also watching our own epidemiology and talking with Dr. Strang to see what’s possible” External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

cknw Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

cknw Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

barrie Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

barrie Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

CBC Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

CBC Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” “As we continue to fight this virus and variant strains, it’s more important than ever that Nova Scotians remain vigilant, follow all public health measures, and get vaccinated as soon as it’s their turn” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” “As we continue to fight this virus and variant strains, it’s more important than ever that Nova Scotians remain vigilant, follow all public health measures, and get vaccinated as soon as it’s their turn” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

barrie Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

barrie Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Things can change very quickly in this province," "We're working really hard to prevent a third wave, but we need to make sure that the vaccine rollout and the way that we structured it remains on track" External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “If we were to redirect a proportion of our vaccines, it would be a drop in the bucket for a province the size of Ontario,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “If there are some other supplies or resources that they require, we will be more flexible with that and I think Nova Scotians would actually volunteer to step up to help,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “If there are other supplies or recourses they require, I think we would be more flexible on that,” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone… Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone… Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone. As of today, 200,000 doses of vaccine have gone in arms. Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one. Thanks to everyone involved in this effort” External link

novascotia Friday, April 16, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone. As of today, 200,000 doses of vaccine have gone in arms. Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one. Thanks to everyone involved in this effort” External link

novascotia Friday, April 16, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a great milestone... Our plan is working and it is on track," "By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June, all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one" External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a great milestone... Our plan is working and it is on track," "By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June, all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one" External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : "It’s a stark reminder of the impact of COVID-19 continues to have on our province and a reminder that we need to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : "It’s a stark reminder of the impact of COVID-19 continues to have on our province and a reminder that we need to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I was surprised he came to my office, and he explained to me that now is the time for him to retire from politics after a long service in the legislature," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "If litigation ends up happening, then we'll participate in that," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "We can go back and look at reports and what we could have done better, and that's what we're doing," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "If litigation ends up happening, then we'll participate in that," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Last April, an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives," External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Last April, an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives," External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today the restrictions on the New Brunswick border have been reinstated,” “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us limit the spread of the virus and it is important that we remain diligent to keep our communities safe” External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today the restrictions on the New Brunswick border have been reinstated,” “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us limit the spread of the virus and it is important that we remain diligent to keep our communities safe” External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The variant cases are a reminder of the importance of following all the public health protocols," "Thanks to the efforts of Nova Scotians, we have been able to contain the variant cases so far, but we know how easily it can spread if we let our guard down" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The variant cases are a reminder of the importance of following all the public health protocols," "Thanks to the efforts of Nova Scotians, we have been able to contain the variant cases so far, but we know how easily it can spread if we let our guard down" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Students, staff and families will be there, will be able to gather in small groups in schools to recognize student achievement and success," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Now we are seeing some variant cases in Saint John and more worrying, we are seeing some cases under investigation in the Moncton area,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is tough, I know, but it is necessary given what we are seeing across the border, and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants,” “This is what we want to avoid here” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It's the right move right now. We have been watching the cases closely and listening to public health experts and following the signs," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Students, staff and families will be able to gather in small groups in schools to recognize student achievement. They will have guidelines to ensure gathering limits and public health protocols are being followed," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Students, staff and families will be able to gather in small groups in schools to recognize student achievement. They will have guidelines to ensure gathering limits and public health protocols are being followed," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants [of concern]," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are seeing the increased cases in New Brunswick and we are also seeing the presence of variants in the Saint John area. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to reinstate our border restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” “As I have said before, we follow the science and public health guidance. When we see changes, we act. This is a reminder of how quickly the situation can change with this virus. We ask Nova Scotians to remain vigilant with all the public health measures” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are seeing the increased cases in New Brunswick and we are also seeing the presence of variants in the Saint John area. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to reinstate our border restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” “As I have said before, we follow the science and public health guidance. When we see changes, we act. This is a reminder of how quickly the situation can change with this virus. We ask Nova Scotians to remain vigilant with all the public health measures” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are seeing the increased cases in New Brunswick and we are also seeing the presence of variants in the Saint John area. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to reinstate our border restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19," "As I have said before, we follow the science and public health guidance. When we see changes, we act. This is a reminder of how quickly the situation can change with this virus. We ask Nova Scotians to remain vigilant with all the public health measures" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," "By doing so we are limiting the spread of COVID-19 and keeping ourselves and our community safe" External link

barrie Monday, April 12, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," "By doing so we are limiting the spread of COVID-19 and keeping ourselves and our community safe" External link

barrie Monday, April 12, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Last April an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives. As we observe the one-year mark of those senseless events, I hope Nova Scotians will take time to remember our fellow Nova Scotians who were taken from us, as well as the injured and the families whose lives were forever changed,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 12, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Last April an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives. As we observe the one-year mark of those senseless events, I hope Nova Scotians will take time to remember our fellow Nova Scotians who were taken from us, as well as the injured and the families whose lives were forever changed,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 12, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

CBC Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

CBC Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

barrie Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

barrie Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

barrie Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

barrie Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

CBC Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

CBC Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "He led a good life, a long life, and one devoted to public service," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "He led a good life, a long life, and one devoted to public service," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Prince Philip ) : "Prince Philip's connection to Nova Scotia spanned his lifetime," "He first came here as a young naval officer during the Battle of the Atlantic and last visited in 2010 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Navy. This is truly a sad day for Nova Scotia" External link

barrie Friday, April 9, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I don't see an end to rent control right now, when we're looking at low availability of housing in the province right now," External link

barrie Friday, April 9, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Right now, we have an unhealthy mix of supply," "We need to ensure that we're working with municipalities to approve developments (and) incentivize growth and supply," External link

barrie Friday, April 9, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We're going to continue to look at cost savings where appropriate and make sure that every public dollar we spend maximizes return on investment, whether that's from a social perspective, environmental perspective or overall quality of life," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Day after day we are seeing the results of the hard work of Nova Scotians to keep the COVID-19 case numbers low,” “Let’s keep this up and stay ahead of the virus. Remember to follow the health protocols. We know how effective they are” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Day after day we are seeing the results of the hard work of Nova Scotians to keep the COVID-19 case numbers low,” “Let’s keep this up and stay ahead of the virus. Remember to follow the health protocols. We know how effective they are” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Day after day we are seeing the results of the hard work of Nova Scotians to keep the COVID-19 case numbers low," "Let's keep this up and stay ahead of the virus. Remember to follow the health protocols. We know how effective they are" External link

barrie Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Day after day we are seeing the results of the hard work of Nova Scotians to keep the COVID-19 case numbers low," "Let's keep this up and stay ahead of the virus. Remember to follow the health protocols. We know how effective they are" External link

barrie Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Anyone traveling in can get a test," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There is discussion right now about starting at the airport with their employees and then potentially looking at travelers," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Overall, our numbers are low because Nova Scotians are doing their part to follow public health measures," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Overall, our numbers are low because Nova Scotians are doing their part to follow public health measures," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While we continue to carefully watch the case numbers in our region, we are currently in a good position to open our borders to all our Atlantic neighbours,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While we continue to carefully watch the case numbers in our region, we are currently in a good position to open our borders to all our Atlantic neighbours,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We're confident that the low case numbers make it possible to remove this measure," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "While we continue to carefully watch the case numbers in our region, we are currently in a good position to open our borders to all our Atlantic neighbours," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "While we continue to carefully watch the case numbers in our region, we are currently in a good position to open our borders to all our Atlantic neighbours," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Robert Strang ) : "If Dr. Strang decides necessary, we will shut that border down. As of now, non-essential travel to the Edmundston area is not recommended," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thanks to the hard work and respectfulness of Nova Scotians, we continue to have low case numbers but the virus is still present in the province and there are high numbers outside our region," External link

CBC Monday, April 5, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thanks to the hard work and respectfulness of Nova Scotians, we continue to have low case numbers but the virus is still present in the province and there are high numbers outside our region," External link

CBC Monday, April 5, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On a weekend when many of us are spending time with family and friends, let's reflect on what this period of time was like last year," External link

barrie Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On a weekend when many of us are spending time with family and friends, let's reflect on what this period of time was like last year," External link

barrie Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have worked hard to keep their communities healthy and safe. Let's keep that up over this holiday weekend," External link

barrie Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have worked hard to keep their communities healthy and safe. Let's keep that up over this holiday weekend," External link

barrie Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our Easter weekend is very different from that of other provinces due to our low number of evolving cases, and the number of cases today demonstrates that the entry protocols into the province are effective,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 2, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our Easter weekend is looking very different than those in other provinces because of our low active case numbers, and today’s cases show our border protocols are working,” “But we have to remain vigilant – including strictly adhering to self-isolation after travel and other public health measures – to remain safe” External link

novascotia Friday, April 2, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our Easter weekend is looking very different than those in other provinces because of our low active case numbers, and today’s cases show our border protocols are working,” “But we have to remain vigilant – including strictly adhering to self-isolation after travel and other public health measures – to remain safe” External link

novascotia Friday, April 2, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our Easter weekend is looking very different than those in other provinces because of our low active case numbers, and today's cases show our border protocols are working," External link

barrie Friday, April 2, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our Easter weekend is looking very different than those in other provinces because of our low active case numbers, and today's cases show our border protocols are working," External link

barrie Friday, April 2, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Passover, Easter and Ramadan are times to celebrate and gather with loved ones," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Passover, Easter and Ramadan are times to celebrate and gather with loved ones," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We've listened to the restaurant industry. They told us this change will help them attract more dog owners who want to enjoy a leisurely meal or a beverage and be able to do so without having to leave their dogs at home," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We've listened to the restaurant industry. They told us this change will help them attract more dog owners who want to enjoy a leisurely meal or a beverage and be able to do so without having to leave their dogs at home," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The vigilance of the people of Nova Scotia is paying off as we continue to report very few or no cases every day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The vigilance of the people of Nova Scotia is paying off as we continue to report very few or no cases every day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotian's vigilance is paying off as we continue to see few or no new cases being reported daily," "However, as we've seen elsewhere, complacency can quickly open the door for the resurgence of COVID-19" External link

barrie Monday, March 29, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotian's vigilance is paying off as we continue to see few or no new cases being reported daily," "However, as we've seen elsewhere, complacency can quickly open the door for the resurgence of COVID-19" External link

barrie Monday, March 29, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Jeff Dahn ) : “Dr. Dahn’s lab and the cutting-edge research being conducted here is positioning our province for the jobs of the future,” “And our investments in computer science will only deepen our talent pool in the area of digital skills, which is also essential to future job creation” External link

novascotia Monday, March 29, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Jeff Dahn ) : “Dr. Dahn’s lab and the cutting-edge research being conducted here is positioning our province for the jobs of the future,” “And our investments in computer science will only deepen our talent pool in the area of digital skills, which is also essential to future job creation” External link

novascotia Monday, March 29, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As you know systemic racism is something I campaigned on…it’s going to be a priority throughout my time in office. What I heard on the video personally is disgusting. but I’m going to let that review take place and I expect Halifax police to take corrective action,” External link

ctvnews Monday, March 29, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotians have done well to keep our case counts low, we don’t have to look far to see examples of how fast the variants have spread in other provinces,” External link

cknw Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotians have done well to keep our case counts low, we don’t have to look far to see examples of how fast the variants have spread in other provinces,” External link

cknw Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotians have done well to keep our case counts low, we don’t have to look far to see examples of how fast the variants have spread in other provinces,” External link

globalnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotians have done well to keep our case counts low, we don’t have to look far to see examples of how fast the variants have spread in other provinces,” External link

globalnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotians have done well to keep our case counts low, we don’t have to look far to see examples of how fast the variants have spread in other provinces,” “Identifying a variant is a reminder that our situation can change very quickly. We must remain cautious” External link

barrie Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotians have done well to keep our case counts low, we don’t have to look far to see examples of how fast the variants have spread in other provinces,” “Identifying a variant is a reminder that our situation can change very quickly. We must remain cautious” External link

barrie Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have been quick to answer the call for testing throughout the pandemic," External link

barrie Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have been quick to answer the call for testing throughout the pandemic," External link

barrie Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "So far this week, over 20,000 Nova Scotians have received vaccine and every day we're vaccinating more people than we were the day before," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "So far this week, over 20,000 Nova Scotians have received vaccine and every day we're vaccinating more people than we were the day before," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We're ready to start opening up for those over the age of 75 and if you're still over the age of 80, of course you can still book your appointment," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Yesterday, we advised Nova Scotians to avoid travel to the city of Edmundston and the surrounding communities," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The best way to protect one another is by following all public health measures and making testing part of your regular COVID-19 prevention measures," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The best way to protect one another is by following all public health measures and making testing part of your regular COVID-19 prevention measures," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a dynamic situation and one we have been watching closely,” External link

novascotia Friday, March 26, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a dynamic situation and one we have been watching closely,” External link

novascotia Friday, March 26, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT



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Tim Houston wrote ( about Iain Rankin ) : "I will never allow this type of situation to happen under my watch and certainly wouldn't instigate it like [Rankin] did," "My position is that any property on a protected list should stay on a protected list, unless a court directs otherwise" External link

CBC Monday, December 5, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Tim Houston said ( about Iain Rankin ) : “Iain spent many years in service to Nova Scotians, first as Minister and then as Premier during a very challenging time in the pandemic,” “I understand the weight of making tough decisions to keep Nova Scotians safe, and I thank him for his service. I wish him and his family all the best in this next chapter” External link

novascotia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Tim Houston said ( about Iain Rankin ) : “Iain spent many years in service to Nova Scotians, first as Minister and then as Premier during a very challenging time in the pandemic,” “I understand the weight of making tough decisions to keep Nova Scotians safe, and I thank him for his service. I wish him and his family all the best in this next chapter” External link

novascotia Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

James Bates said ( about Iain Rankin ) : "Premier Rankin clearly stated yesterday that rotational workers would not be denied access to Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Justin Trudeau said ( about Iain Rankin ) : “Yesterday I spoke with Premier Furey from Newfoundland, Premier King from P.E.I. and Premier Rankin from Nova Scotia,” External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

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Iain Rankin said : “There’s no feasible explanation on how they’ll decommission even one coal plant, let alone all eight of them,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 8, 2022 1:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They're a regulated utility that can legally put costs onto consumers and there's no protection for consumers in this," External link

CBC Friday, November 18, 2022 11:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “That’s why we need to make the transition (to renewable energy) quickly,” “Nova Scotia Power, I think, does own some of that responsibility .… I think that they could have acted quicker” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "But this is impacting people that are just trying to go to work, people that are just going to get their necessities, groceries, things like that," External link

CBC Friday, May 13, 2022 11:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’ve seen a disturbing trend of data erosion from this government but restricting people from watching the weekly COVID briefing is a new level of ignorance,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I would be surprised if they think they can still achieve some of the objectives that they promised in order to get elected,” “They won’t fix health care in this mandate, I can guarantee you that. It’s an oversimplification of the challenges in our system” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 22, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I would be surprised if they think they can still achieve some of the objectives that they promised in order to get elected,” “They won’t fix health care in this mandate, I can guarantee you that. It’s an oversimplification of the challenges in our system” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 22, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "We want support that's more sustained than the one-time support they offered before the budget," External link

CBC Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:56:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There are no words to provide comfort for the anguish of having a loved one torn away from them,” “All Nova Scotians grieve with you today and always” External link

theepochtimes Friday, April 15, 2022 9:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There are no words to provide comfort for the anguish of having a loved one torn away from them,” “All Nova Scotians grieve with you today and always” External link

globalnews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I don't think a rushed video after question period yesterday is a way to show your government is listening to medical experts,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I know there’s cases that are climbing and that’s why I’m asking the government to come and let people know,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “They did say if circumstances changed, we’d re-evaluate,” “That’s where we’re at and that’s what we’re asking for” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have the largest percentage case counts being testing positive that are PCRs than we ever had before so the least (the government) can do is be transparent,” “Even though everyone is hearing people have contracted COVID, I don’t know that everyone realizes how serious it is now” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Tim Houston ) : “We are seeing case numbers rise quickly and an increase of hospitalizations in this province, but there is still time to align Premier Houston’s COVID approach with public health advice, and prevent more of our most vulnerable from ending up in the ICU,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We need transparency in the numbers and for the government to be more definitive with public health measures so we can avoid the worst impacts of this wave,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Together with the sustainability mandate that I tabled last session, we can restrict the utility’s ability to ask for increased profits,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’d like to see consistency with other workplaces, ultimately in Nova Scotia,” “But if there are ministers that can't be present for especially estimates, it's really important they have an opportunity, so a hybrid type of system to allow them to call in for questioning, I think that's something we should consider” External link

barrie Friday, April 1, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To say people who need help the most don't get anything in this budget is pretty disappointing," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think we should look at something similar but my preference would be to tier it at those that need it the most," External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They'll be expected to be in the House every day" External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think we should look at something similar but my preference would be to tier it at those that need it the most," External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They'll be expected to be in the House every day" External link

CBC Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “What are you going to put in place to ensure that we’re still going to try and keep organics, raw organics out of the landfill? Are you going to phase out the black bag entirely so that we have all clear bags?” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All three parties — for nine years — have said that they would never remove this sorting line to ensure that we have removal of the hazardous materials, organics. But now they're looking at reneging on that commitment that they made," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 23, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “Legislation, like the Police Identity Management Act, creates a framework from which regulations are drafted and completed by the relevant department or agency, and an implementation plan is developed,” “It was our government's determination to proclaim the … Act by the fall 2021. It's now up to the current elected government to finish the process” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Legislation, like the Police Identity Management Act, creates a framework from which regulations are drafted and completed by the relevant department or agency, and an implementation plan is developed,” “It was our government's determination to proclaim the … Act by the fall 2021. It's now up to the current elected government to finish the process” External link

barrie Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “After having that time to reflect, I have decided that the best path forward for the. Nova Scotia Liberal Party is to step down and make room for a new leader,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I felt very supported with this decision and we remain united as a team,” “This is about doing what’s best for me, my family, and the stability of the province” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have a lot of good work left to do, and I want to help do the heavy lifting. This will allow me keep serving my constituents and delivering on important projects to our community,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is about making sure that our party is ready and that we have a new leader in time so they can put their own stamp on things,” “This is a way that we can look at our party, modernize our party” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The goal is to do better as I move forward in my career," "I can understand you want a number from me, but I'm not giving a hard number" External link

CBC Friday, December 10, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Few can match his adept oratory that draws in respect from his colleagues on all sides of the legislature," "His genuine advocacy and consideration on issues of inequality will be missed" External link

barrie Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think holding [the PCs] to account, pressuring for action on housing together with the NDP, worked very early on," External link

CBC Friday, November 5, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "For those that maybe have one property, maybe live in it part of the time, because I do think it can be a supplementary income for people who are not working, or working part time," External link

CBC Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Other provinces know and we’re five weeks away from that date,” “New Brunswick knows that they have 10 per cent of their workers that are not vaccinated, so to me, (the PCs) should know” External link

globalnews Friday, October 22, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : “People have a right to collective bargaining and a right to protest, and I think that is foundational to our democracy,” External link

globalnews Friday, October 15, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I want to tell Nova Scotian's if you're feeling symptoms from COVID and if you have difficulty breathing at home, please call an ambulance. We will waive the fee," External link

barrie Friday, October 15, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think it's good to have some kind of predictability, but I did say before if we had fixed election dates, we would have had that election in the middle of that third wave in May, so it's not an absolute for me," "I was concerned that they proposed the day without consulting with the two parties, but we're going to look closely at the bills, see what other provinces have and then we'll form an opinion and position on that" External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I think that is by design, but we'll see," "I think the fall makes more sense to me … But, they have some reasons that I want to hear and give them a chance to talk about their bill in the House. Nova Scotians will have their say at law amendments and we'll see what comes of that" External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "I think I still have a lot to contribute," External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm on the right track on how we rebuild the party from the grassroots, which is important after losing an election," "I'm prepared to do that and lead the team into the next election" External link

barrie Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “To have only one line in the speech is a mistake, but we are early in the session and we will give them an opportunity to see what they will bring forward,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To have only one line in the speech is a mistake, but we are early in the session and we will give them an opportunity to see what they will bring forward," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We will be holding them to account with their promise to Nova Scotians that they will fix health care," External link

barrie Monday, October 11, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We will be holding them to account with their promise to Nova Scotians that they will fix health care,” External link

cknw Monday, October 11, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We will be holding them to account with their promise to Nova Scotians that they will fix health care,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, October 11, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : "Rent control needs to remain in place until we have more supply on the market. With winter coming we need to protect tenants, that is what the government is there for, we just can't rely on the market," External link

barrie Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "I'm not thinking about an election today," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The shutdown's over. Now it's time to safely reopen and start to invest in communities and that's what I've been doing since Day One," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “a great way to begin summer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "Today is not about an election. It's about investing in a critical service for the community of New Minas, and we're going to continue to support these types of investments," External link

CBC Monday, June 21, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are committed to building a stronger province where all Nova Scotians can have opportunities to grow and succeed,” “This is an important investment for New Minas as it supports adults with diverse abilities, providing employment training and opportunities that will, hopefully, enhance their lives” External link

novascotia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are committed to building a stronger province where all Nova Scotians can have opportunities to grow and succeed,” “This is an important investment for New Minas as it supports adults with diverse abilities, providing employment training and opportunities that will, hopefully, enhance their lives” External link

novascotia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today," External link

barrie Monday, June 21, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today," External link

barrie Monday, June 21, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 21, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “What a great way to begin summer with no new cases being reported today,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 21, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is the lowest case number we've seen in some time," External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is the lowest case number we've seen in some time," External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is how we take care of each other and what allows us to continue reopening our province," External link

CBC Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “So we're in the reopening plan right now. We're only in phase one and my main priority to be clear is the safety of Nova Scotians,” “But, at the same time we need to invest in communities and I’m investing in Cape Breton as I said I would be” External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin says : “We waived fees during COVID for health reasons and we looked at the marginal revenue that was brought in was only 10 percent of the cost of $11 million,” “We thought we could even the playing field and make transportation more accessible to rural Nova Scotians” External link

barrie Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians," "This is the first weekend of Phase 2, so go out and enjoy Nova Scotia. But please follow the public health measures, and we'll be able to progress through our reopening plan and enjoy summer in the province" External link

barrie Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians," "This is the first weekend of Phase 2, so go out and enjoy Nova Scotia. But please follow the public health measures, and we'll be able to progress through our reopening plan and enjoy summer in the province" External link

barrie Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There has never been more optimism for the downtown core,” “The area is being reenergized with a new NSCC Marconi Campus and a second cruise ship berth at the Port of Sydney, and this project will help enhance its marketing position to draw in more residents and visitors and stimulate growth in the local economy” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “There has never been more optimism for the downtown core,” “The area is being reenergized with a new NSCC Marconi Campus and a second cruise ship berth at the Port of Sydney, and this project will help enhance its marketing position to draw in more residents and visitors and stimulate growth in the local economy” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers continue to go in the right direction, thanks to the hard work of all Nova Scotians,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our seven ferry services are an integral part of the provincial transportation network and pick up where the highway leaves off,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our seven ferry services are an integral part of the provincial transportation network and pick up where the highway leaves off,” “The permanent elimination of ferry fees will reduce the financial burden on local residents and visitors” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our seven ferry services are an integral part of the provincial transportation network and pick up where the highway leaves off,” “The permanent elimination of ferry fees will reduce the financial burden on local residents and visitors” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Now that we're in Phase 2 of our reopening plan, it's safer to gather outside so now we no longer need the injunction in place," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Dalbrae Academy and the connected community facilities are important gathering places for residents and visitors,” “This investment will make this site safer and more accessible for all those who use it, while also creating economic activity and jobs for the local economy” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Dalbrae Academy and the connected community facilities are important gathering places for residents and visitors,” “This investment will make this site safer and more accessible for all those who use it, while also creating economic activity and jobs for the local economy” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The motion to lift the order doesn’t mean we should let down our guard. We are still in a state of emergency and we must continue to respect the public health measures,” “Thanks to the hard work of Nova Scotians, we are now in a much better place with the virus. Our daily case numbers are coming down, vaccination rates continue to rise and the number of Nova Scotians in hospital and the ICU are decreasing” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The motion to lift the order doesn’t mean we should let down our guard. We are still in a state of emergency and we must continue to respect the public health measures,” “Thanks to the hard work of Nova Scotians, we are now in a much better place with the virus. Our daily case numbers are coming down, vaccination rates continue to rise and the number of Nova Scotians in hospital and the ICU are decreasing” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "They have an agreement in place that was signed with our First Nations here," "I would expect . . . safety for everyone that's at the camp and it's something that we'll watch as a government as well" External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotia will receive its largest shipment of vaccine in the coming weeks," External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotia will receive its largest shipment of vaccine in the coming weeks," External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With these new clean transportation options, more people will be able to get outside and move around in ways that promote better health and a cleaner environment," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With these new clean transportation options, more people will be able to get outside and move around in ways that promote better health and a cleaner environment," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians should be proud of the work they have done to get us where we are today," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians should be proud of the work they have done to get us where we are today," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Different provinces are working on different approaches to this and not everybody uses the same system," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Different provinces are working on different approaches to this and not everybody uses the same system," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "For those of you who have been away from family, tomorrow you can get that long-awaited hug," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers and hospitalizations are low and every day we are putting more and more vaccines into the arms of Nova Scotians," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers and hospitalizations are low and every day we are putting more and more vaccines into the arms of Nova Scotians,” “Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our case numbers and hospitalizations are low and every day we are putting more and more vaccines into the arms of Nova Scotians,” “Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Low case numbers across the Atlantic provinces are a signal that reopening to our neighbours is the right step," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This virus is serious and can have devastating impacts," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I want to extend my condolences to those who are grieving the loss of their loved one," External link

barrie Monday, June 14, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I want to extend my condolences to those who are grieving the loss of their loved one," External link

barrie Monday, June 14, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another day with a low case count is promising. This is a trend we want to see continue as we look forward to reopening our province," External link

barrie Sunday, June 13, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another day with a low case count is promising. This is a trend we want to see continue as we look forward to reopening our province," External link

barrie Sunday, June 13, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "A low case count is a reflection of all of us placing the safety of friends, families and our province first to reduce the spread of COVID-19," External link

CBC Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you, Nova Scotians. A low case count is a reflection of all of us placing the safety of friends, families and our province first to reduce the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you, Nova Scotians. A low case count is a reflection of all of us placing the safety of friends, families and our province first to reduce the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Asymptomatic testing is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 and supports the provincial reopening plan by adding an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of the virus in workplaces,” “Nova Scotia continues to be a national leader in asymptomatic testing, and everyone should make getting tested a regular part of their routine” External link

novascotia Friday, June 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Asymptomatic testing is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 and supports the provincial reopening plan by adding an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of the virus in workplaces,” “Nova Scotia continues to be a national leader in asymptomatic testing, and everyone should make getting tested a regular part of their routine” External link

novascotia Friday, June 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As more and more Nova Scotians get vaccinated, I want to remind people of the continued importance of getting tested for COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As more and more Nova Scotians get vaccinated, I want to remind people of the continued importance of getting tested for COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To our Muslim neighbours and friends, we are all with you, so lean on us now," External link

CBC Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," "As we move through our reopening phases, we still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make testing a regular part of your routine" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases remain low and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," "As we move through our reopening phases, we still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make testing a regular part of your routine" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely - with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers," "You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let's keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe" External link

barrie Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely - with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers," "You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let's keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe" External link

barrie Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely – with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers,” “You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let’s keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe” External link

novascotia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our new case numbers are headed in the right direction. I hope Nova Scotians are celebrating all we have accomplished together, safely – with outdoor visits with friends, enjoying the beautiful weather on a patio or supporting one of our incredible local retailers,” “You followed restrictions, got tested and got your vaccine. Let’s keep up this great work and continue to show the nation how much Nova Scotians care about keeping our communities safe” External link

novascotia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have done the hard work to bring down transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, which is why we are able to start enjoying patios, get a haircut and spend time with loved ones outside," "We still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make regular testing part of your routine if you are socializing" External link

barrie Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians have done the hard work to bring down transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, which is why we are able to start enjoying patios, get a haircut and spend time with loved ones outside," "We still need to be cautious. Remember to continue to follow the public health measures and make regular testing part of your routine if you are socializing" External link

barrie Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "That market is critically important for our economy here, for our overall well-being," External link

CBC Friday, June 4, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Keith Colwell ) : "I've heard first-hand from people, from companies, the unlocked investment and the amount of exports that have increased with minister Colwell joining those missions and the premier, so I would be interested in looking at anything I can do to help boost our exports," External link

CBC Friday, June 4, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It's important that we allow that independent arm's length process to unfold and they'll consider all of this," "We look forward to looking at the results and taking action wherever we need to" External link

CBC Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “My thoughts and prayers on behalf of all Nova Scotians to the family and friends who are impacted by such a tragic loss,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The department of education has worked really hard to have the right protocols in place, the right safety measures, the personal protective equipment is there," "Masks can be worn without any challenges to weather" External link

barrie Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering,” “I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering,” “I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering," "I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am relieved to hear that the man who experienced a rare blood clotting event following his vaccination has received treatment and is now recovering," "I want to remind Nova Scotians that events like this are rare. Nova Scotians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should feel confident in their decision and can choose between the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Kevin Walsh ) : “What a proud moment for Dr. Walsh and for all Nova Scotians,” “Hearing first-hand about the climb, the danger, his amazing 60-year-old Sherpa guide – who has been to the top of Everest about 15 times – and the excitement of reaching the top was just incredible. Congratulations on behalf of all Nova Scotians” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Kevin Walsh ) : “What a proud moment for Dr. Walsh and for all Nova Scotians,” “Hearing first-hand about the climb, the danger, his amazing 60-year-old Sherpa guide – who has been to the top of Everest about 15 times – and the excitement of reaching the top was just incredible. Congratulations on behalf of all Nova Scotians” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” “This significant investment, which is over and above regular capital repairs, will improve the school and learning experience for our students and staff from one end of the province to the other” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is a growing, vibrant province, and our schools are the heart of our communities,” “This significant investment, which is over and above regular capital repairs, will improve the school and learning experience for our students and staff from one end of the province to the other” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We know that in-person schooling is best for children, and thanks to Nova Scotians following the rules, we can safely re-open schools to many of our students,” “We want students in their classes with their peers, finishing the year strong” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” “But just because we are seeing fewer cases does not mean we can disregard the public health measures. We are in a good position as we enter Phase 1 of our reopening plan tomorrow. Let’s continue do our part by following the public health protocols and getting tested for COVID-19” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” “But just because we are seeing fewer cases does not mean we can disregard the public health measures. We are in a good position as we enter Phase 1 of our reopening plan tomorrow. Let’s continue do our part by following the public health protocols and getting tested for COVID-19” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see our cases trending downward and Nova Scotians should be proud of their efforts," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "That does mean you can see loved ones and friends but please stay outside right now," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia, I offer my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones who are grieving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia, I offer my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones who are grieving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about British ) : “I, and all Nova Scotians, are deeply disturbed by the shocking news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia,” “It’s a horrific reminder of the damaging legacy of residential schools all across the country, including our province. My heart goes out to everyone thinking about and grieving the children lost, and to all the survivors of residential schools. We mourn with you” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving," "While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let's all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated" External link

barrie Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving," "While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let's all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated" External link

barrie Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I offer our sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones grieving,” “While our case numbers are declining, we cannot forget there are 42 Nova Scotians in hospital. They are in my thoughts. Let’s all ensure no more Nova Scotians are hospitalized by strictly following the restrictions and getting tested and vaccinated” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want to make sure that we're taking this cautious approach," External link

CBC Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want to make sure that we're taking this cautious approach," External link

CBC Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died," "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer condolences. We need to protect everyone from this virus. Please get vaccinated, tested and follow the restrictions and public health measures" External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died," "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer condolences. We need to protect everyone from this virus. Please get vaccinated, tested and follow the restrictions and public health measures" External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died," External link

CBC Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “My heart is breaking for the loved ones, friends and families of the four Nova Scotians who have died,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We know that in-person schooling is best for children, and thanks to Nova Scotians following the rules, we can safely reopen schools to many of our students," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our phased plan will allow us to safely enjoy summer with public health measures in place while we work at getting most of our population fully vaccinated,” “Then we should be able to further ease restrictions in the fall and ease in to a new normal of living with COVID-19” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our phased plan will allow us to safely enjoy summer with public health measures in place while we work at getting most of our population fully vaccinated,” “Then we should be able to further ease restrictions in the fall and ease in to a new normal of living with COVID-19” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We know that in-person schooling is best for children, and thanks to Nova Scotians following the rules, we can safely reopen schools to many of our students,” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The fact that we can even talk about a reopening is amazing given where we were just one month ago," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We continue to see virus activity across the province, which serves as a reminder of the importance of going out and getting tested, even if you have no symptoms," External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Dr. Hickcox has both clinical experience and a passion for advocating for a broader understanding of mental health issues and addictions. I am pleased to see someone of his calibre take on this important new position," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is an important consultation for Nova Scotians and our entrepreneurs and businesses who are leaders in the clean economy,” “It shows our commitment to dealing with the issues caused by climate change” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is an important consultation for Nova Scotians and our entrepreneurs and businesses who are leaders in the clean economy,” “It shows our commitment to dealing with the issues caused by climate change” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Strengthened logistical connections resulting from CN's proposed acquisition of KCS [Kansas City Southern] are critical to our future growth and success," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are eager to get back to doing the things they love," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” “In just a matter of days, anyone in Nova Scotia who is eligible to receive a vaccine will be able to book their first dose appointment” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We made a promise to Nova Scotians that by the end of June, every person who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine would have their first dose,” “In just a matter of days, anyone in Nova Scotia who is eligible to receive a vaccine will be able to book their first dose appointment” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today, I received my first dose of vaccine,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 24, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today, I received my first dose of vaccine,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 24, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today, I received my first dose of vaccine," "The spirit at the vaccine clinics is extraordinary. I can't thank front-line workers enough for the important work they're doing to ensure that we are all protected" External link

barrie Monday, May 24, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones,” “Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones,” “Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones," "Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief" External link

barrie Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This has been a tragic weekend. The hearts of all Nova Scotians are with the families and friends who are grieving the loss of loved ones," "Please make decisions this weekend that help stop the spread of this virus so we can prevent more Nova Scotians from having to experience such grief" External link

barrie Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer sincere condolences to the family mourning the loss of their loved one today," "Our active cases may be declining but COVID-19 is still in our province and continues to have devastating impacts on families" External link

barrie Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer sincere condolences to the family mourning the loss of their loved one today," "Our active cases may be declining but COVID-19 is still in our province and continues to have devastating impacts on families" External link

barrie Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here,” “Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief” External link

novascotia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here,” “Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief” External link

novascotia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I know this latest shutdown has been very difficult for everyone," "Especially our small businesses. I’ve actually joined in on some of the consultations myself recently and learned how government can help some more" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here," "Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here," "Our restrictions are remaining for a little longer as we try to crush this third wave but hopefully these modifications at the border and for travel from PEI for work, school and veterinary services will provide relief" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We value your contribution to the economy, and quite frankly, we need you," "You are the backbone of Nova Scotia" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin Said : "These next three weeks are critical to get us where we need to be," "If our numbers continue to go down, and our vaccination coverage continues to go up, we’ll be in a very good place to open our economy" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re in a state of emergency and we’re confident with the restrictions that we have in place in our province and at our border,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” “Our cases are trending downward and we hope that this continues. But it will only happen if we stay home whenever possible, wear a mask, keep our distance, wash our hands, get tested and get vaccinated when it is our turn” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” “Our cases are trending downward and we hope that this continues. But it will only happen if we stay home whenever possible, wear a mask, keep our distance, wash our hands, get tested and get vaccinated when it is our turn” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we fight this third wave, I want to encourage Nova Scotians to keep up their efforts and continue to make the right choices,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "To the students, I know that's difficult that you won't be able to go back in person and see your friends," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As an MLA, Minister, and now as Premier, I have appreciated the commitment of the Office of the Ombudsman to fairness and integrity in the public service, and I want to recognize Mr. Smith’s personal commitment to serving Nova Scotians,” “The office has had a strong history and has a strong future as an essential oversight agency in an age of increasingly complex government and unique public service challenges” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As an MLA, Minister, and now as Premier, I have appreciated the commitment of the Office of the Ombudsman to fairness and integrity in the public service, and I want to recognize Mr. Smith’s personal commitment to serving Nova Scotians,” “The office has had a strong history and has a strong future as an essential oversight agency in an age of increasingly complex government and unique public service challenges” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We expect soon to come out with a strategy of re-opening," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If people listen to those restrictions," "We will be able to have something in place, like we did last time when we opened up" External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Every province will be a little bit different," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "After much work on contact tracing, we know that there are a number of cases that we can't connect to an initial source, so we have to conclude that there is some community spread in Sydney," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "After much work on contact tracing, we know that there are a number of cases that we can't connect to an initial source, so we have to conclude that there is some community spread in Sydney," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are making progress with decreasing our case numbers, but that progress is slower than we would like,” “In order to get back to more normal living this summer, I’m asking Nova Scotians to stick with our restrictions a little longer, get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay close to home. That includes limiting your activities for the long weekend” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We've had, unfortunately, instances where people tried to get into the province dishonestly and we need to make sure that we're protecting them by having proof. They should be able to get a letter just from their employer stating their status," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am pleased that the number of recoveries remains substantially higher than the number of new cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am pleased that the number of recoveries remains substantially higher than the number of new cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I know this is tough work, and it's tough enough you're away from your families, so we don't want to impede your access to getting back home," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am delighted that the number of cases is below 100 for the first time in more than two weeks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am delighted that the number of cases is below 100 for the first time in more than two weeks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks,” “Thanks to the sacrifices of Nova Scotians, we’re seeing hopeful signs of a downward trend. However, we must stick with the restrictions and public health measures to stop the spread while we continue to vaccinate more and more Nova Scotians” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I’m pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks,” “Thanks to the sacrifices of Nova Scotians, we’re seeing hopeful signs of a downward trend. However, we must stick with the restrictions and public health measures to stop the spread while we continue to vaccinate more and more Nova Scotians” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a clear reminder that while we are on the right track, we cannot let down our guard," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a clear reminder that while we are on the right track, we cannot let down our guard," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was a protest planned for this weekend, a group of people who don't agree with wearing a mask or following restrictions," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am personally all for freedom of speech, but will not allow the select few to jeopardize our ability to crush this third wave," "People have a right to share their views but while we're in a province wide lockdown, in the middle of a third wave, it is incumbent for all of us to protect each other by following public health protocols" External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was a protest planned for this weekend, a group of people who don't agree with wearing a mask or following restrictions," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm pleased to see that our new case number is a double-digit figure for the first time in more than two weeks," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Strict border control is an imperative piece to make sure we're not bringing in anymore cases while we're trying to control the cases we have now," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "I'll do whatever I have to do that's within the confines of the law and the public health emergency that we have in place to keep Nova Scotians safe," External link

CBC Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, 9 to 10 days into the illness," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "That number took a jump in the past 48 hours," "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, nine to 10 days into their illness. They range in age from early 20s to 90s" External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We knew that there was some social media activity encouraging people to come out and willfully break the public health protocols that were put in place to keep people safe," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was a protest planned for this weekend, a group of people who don't agree with wearing a mask or following restrictions," External link

ctvnews Friday, May 14, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am personally all for freedom of speech, but will not allow the select few to jeopardize our ability to crush this third wave," "People have a right to share their views but while we're in a province wide lockdown, in the middle of a third wave, it is incumbent for all of us to protect each other by following public health protocols" External link

ctvnews Friday, May 14, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is in a state of emergency. People have lost their lives. Our collective responsibility is to keep everyone safe,” “All Nova Scotians must respect the public health orders and directives. This is particularly important as the province and our health-care employees work around the clock to care for people in this third wave of the pandemic” External link

novascotia Friday, May 14, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia is in a state of emergency. People have lost their lives. Our collective responsibility is to keep everyone safe,” “All Nova Scotians must respect the public health orders and directives. This is particularly important as the province and our health-care employees work around the clock to care for people in this third wave of the pandemic” External link

novascotia Friday, May 14, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "My condolences and my heartfelt wishes are with the family impacted by that loss," External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, nine to 10 days into their illness," "They range in age from early 20s to people in their 90s" External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "But you need to know that everyone is working tirelessly to keep our hospitals safe, to protect everyone. We need you to do your part to protect them and each other," External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "That number took a jump in the past 48 hours," "People are arriving to the hospital sicker and later into their symptoms, nine to 10 days into their illness. They range in age from early 20s to 90s" External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If someone is symptomatic and they think they may miss just two or three days, I think that some of them may take the risk and go to work for financial reasons," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am pleased that case numbers are not rising in Central zone where the outbreak has been most serious,” “We all must keep at it to ensure that we stop the spread of fast-moving variants. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. By following the public health measures, we are working to keep each other safe” External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am pleased that case numbers are not rising in Central zone where the outbreak has been most serious,” “We all must keep at it to ensure that we stop the spread of fast-moving variants. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. By following the public health measures, we are working to keep each other safe” External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19,” “People who meet our criteria to enter Nova Scotia will have no problem getting through the approval process” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19,” “People who meet our criteria to enter Nova Scotia will have no problem getting through the approval process” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit who enters Nova Scotia to protect our citizens and health-care system from COVID-19," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June,” “Thank you to all staff who are working to provide vaccinations for Nova Scotians. I was able to drop in virtually to the clinic in Sydney today to help celebrate the 400,000th dose. You’re doing a great job! Thank you” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We have seen a rapid expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination program across the province over a few short weeks. We are now closer than ever to providing everyone who is able to receive the vaccine a first dose by the end of June,” “Thank you to all staff who are working to provide vaccinations for Nova Scotians. I was able to drop in virtually to the clinic in Sydney today to help celebrate the 400,000th dose. You’re doing a great job! Thank you” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said ( about Margaret Muller ) : "She did not mention any other reason," "I have a lot of respect for Margaret and the work she's doing and has done for Hants East, but there was no mention of inappropriate behaviour in my conversations with her" External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nor should I be, as that is a process that is available to people and keeps their own privacy," "If they choose to talk about that, that's up to them. But I take any allegation of inappropriate behaviour very seriously" External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are deciding on their own to choose mRNA vaccine before AstraZeneca since we dropped the age eligibility," "More and more are cancelling their appointment (for AstraZeneca)" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There is a global study underway to determine if an individual who took their first dose of AstraZeneca can mix their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna," "That is an important piece of science that we are awaiting and until that study is complete, we are putting a pause on the Astra Zeneca vaccine" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Some of these cases are still from the backlog," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Nova Scotians are deciding on their own to choose mRNA vaccine before AstraZeneca since we dropped the age eligibility," "More and more are cancelling their appointment (for AstraZeneca)" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There is a global study underway to determine if an individual who took their first dose of AstraZeneca can mix their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna," "That is an important piece of science that we are awaiting and until that study is complete, we are putting a pause on the Astra Zeneca vaccine" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Some of these cases are still from the backlog," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The situation we’re in right now in Nova Scotia is very serious,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID,” “Paid sick leave means they won’t have to make a difficult decision between their health and the health of others, or their own financial well-being” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID,” “Paid sick leave means they won’t have to make a difficult decision between their health and the health of others, or their own financial well-being” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We want employees to stay home if they are feeling unwell and follow public health protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our citizens and health-care system as we battle the third wave of COVID-19,” “However, we did not intend to create hardship for people and families who may find themselves in limbo without a place to live” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians have been amazing at coming together as a community and helping each other through the third wave of the pandemic,” “Unfortunately, not everyone has people close by to lean on during tough times. We all need to do our part to ensure that those currently experiencing food insecurity have the support they need” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotians have been amazing at coming together as a community and helping each other through the third wave of the pandemic,” “Unfortunately, not everyone has people close by to lean on during tough times. We all need to do our part to ensure that those currently experiencing food insecurity have the support they need” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Obviously, there are exceptional circumstances — you sold your house in another province and took ownership on a house here in Nova Scotia — all before the border closed or you've signed a lease," External link

CBC Monday, May 10, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Obviously, there are exceptional circumstances — you sold your house in another province and took ownership on a house here in Nova Scotia — all before the border closed or you've signed a lease," External link

CBC Monday, May 10, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “That number is still high, but obviously it’s starting to look a bit better,” “This shutdown will work, and there are early signs already with our cases starting to come down. It is working” External link

cknw Monday, May 10, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother’s Day will be much different than we are used to,” “Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother’s Day will be much different than we are used to,” “Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother's Day will be much different than we are used to," "Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible" External link

barrie Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there and to those that play the role. For the second year in a row, Mother's Day will be much different than we are used to," "Thank you for adjusting your celebrations to be as safe as possible" External link

barrie Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," External link

CBC Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences,” “Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let’s do it together. Let’s get this virus under control” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences,” “Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let’s do it together. Let’s get this virus under control” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is grieving the loss of a loved one, and I offer my condolences on behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Another family is grieving the loss of a loved one, and I offer my condolences on behalf of all the people of Nova Scotia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences," "Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let's do it together. Let's get this virus under control" External link

ctvnews Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Another family is suffering the loss of a loved one, and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to offer my condolences," "Our province is at a serious point in the pandemic. The actions of every single Nova Scotian are critical right now. Everyone has a role to play. So, let's do it together. Let's get this virus under control" External link

ctvnews Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We'll reassess at the end of the month to determine whether students can go back to class in June," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The situation we're in right now in Nova Scotia is very serious. Our public health staff are overwhelmed and we need to get things under control," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The situation we're in right now in Nova Scotia is very serious. Our public health staff are overwhelmed and we need to get things under control," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of that individual," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of that individual," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I have zero tolerance for people that don't respect one another," "I don't have any claims to suggest that any of the staff that I have don't treat people with respect" External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I am still frustrated, I don’t know what more I can say to Nova Scotians to make sure they take this issue seriously,” “People need to co-operate in order for those restrictions to work” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We will levy fines, we didn’t last year, we’re doing it now…we really need to do a bit better to stay within their communities,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier,” “We are at a crucial point in the pandemic. Please stay close to home, don’t gather, and make getting tested for COVID-19 part of your regular routine” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier,” “We are at a crucial point in the pandemic. Please stay close to home, don’t gather, and make getting tested for COVID-19 part of your regular routine” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier," External link

barrie Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The third wave is driven by variants and they spread faster and easier," External link

barrie Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia has protected more provincial Crown land than other jurisdictions in Canada, and I am committed to continuing this practice. I know how important our parks and protected areas are for enjoyment, quality of life and the wellbeing of Nova Scotians,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Nova Scotia has protected more provincial Crown land than other jurisdictions in Canada, and I am committed to continuing this practice. I know how important our parks and protected areas are for enjoyment, quality of life and the wellbeing of Nova Scotians,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We're still dealing with very high case numbers that do involve the variants," "I want to thank all Nova Scotians for following the restrictions. Please continue to do your part to protect your province and keep each other safe" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We're still dealing with very high case numbers that do involve the variants," "I want to thank all Nova Scotians for following the restrictions. Please continue to do your part to protect your province and keep each other safe" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I have faith in Nova Scotians," "We need to do a multitude of things – education, and speak directly to people" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It spreads like you wouldn't believe," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "There was too many people in one spot, there's no question about that," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my sincere condolences to their family and friends," "We are so sorry for your loss" External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin added : "We need you to trust that these restrictions will work," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I recognize that retailers that are closed are facing huge challenges right now," "And, all I can say is that I will support them" External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I thank all the people of Nova Scotia who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “I thank all the people of Nova Scotia who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” “We can’t get distracted by the case counts or feel disheartened by them – we’ve hunkered down before and stopped the spread, and we will do it again” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus,” “We can’t get distracted by the case counts or feel disheartened by them – we’ve hunkered down before and stopped the spread, and we will do it again” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin adds : “This is a short-term issue, and we have a plan to clear up the backlog,” “Following the restrictions and public health measures are critical to protect you, your loved ones and the health system from being overwhelmed” External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

CBC Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who are following the restrictions and doing their part to reduce the spread of the virus," External link

CBC Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We were expecting a large number of cases today as the lab catches up with its analytical work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We were expecting a large number of cases today as the lab catches up with its analytical work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We expected a large case number today as the lab catches up with the backlog," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We expected a large case number today as the lab catches up with the backlog," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a short-term issue, and we have a plan to clear up the backlog,” “Following the restrictions and public health measures are critical to protect you, your loved ones and the health system from being overwhelmed” External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose,” “Our age-based approach is working and it’s efficient and effective” External link

novascotia Friday, April 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose,” “Our age-based approach is working and it’s efficient and effective” External link

novascotia Friday, April 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I can't imagine how hard it is to manage your business during these cycles of opening and closing and I know you are frustrated," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 30, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin wrote : "Our case numbers are going in the right direction. Let’s not lose this momentum," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 30, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I can't imagine how hard it is to manage your business during these cycles of opening and closing and I know you are frustrated," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 30, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : “It’s a race between the variants coming into our borders and the vaccine rollouts,” External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin told : “It’s a race between the variants coming into our borders and the vaccine rollouts,” External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I can't imagine how hard it is to manage your business during these cycles of opening and closing and I know you are frustrated," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "At this time, it doesn't matter the level of hockey or any sport, we are asking for zero activity," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are limiting movement, we are testing at a record rate to detect the virus and we are rolling out our vaccine," External link

barrie Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We won't hesitate to use whatever means that we need to do," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "These next two weeks are critical. We will continue to rollout our vaccine program as we get more supply coming in. But as we continue to vaccinate we have to continue to limit our movement," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We need to make sure that we're keeping our child-care centres open like they did in Newfoundland and other areas where they looked at this circuit-breaker approach," "We'll be there to support those that are having challenges" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for half measures," "We need strong, quick action to drive this virus out of our province. If we took an incremental approach, we'd likely end up in the same place. We need to regain control over this virus" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We were relieved to hear that the police acted quickly and issued fines," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It’s really important for kids overall well-being, particularly to their mental health and social skills. It is safe in schools. But we wanted to take action because of the sheer volume of schools that have been impacted by the amount of staff that are in self-isolation now,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We were relieved to hear that the police acted quickly and issued fines," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "COVID is back and it wants to stay," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "COVID is back and it wants to stay," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a wake up call to our younger population," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a large group and we're hoping with all three vaccines being offered that we'll be able to get more and more shots into arms and ... as we continue our vaccine rollout and limit our movement and gatherings, the less likely COVID-19 will stick around," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “COVID does not respect municipal borders – and so, we need all Nova Scotians to act accordingly,” “Please adhere to public health measures by staying close to, or at, home, avoid non-essential activities or travel, do not gather, wear a mask and get tested regularly. We’ll get through this together” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “COVID does not respect municipal borders – and so, we need all Nova Scotians to act accordingly,” “Please adhere to public health measures by staying close to, or at, home, avoid non-essential activities or travel, do not gather, wear a mask and get tested regularly. We’ll get through this together” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "If you live in the Annapolis valley, you should stay in the Annapolis valley," "If you want to go to a park for a hike, go to a park in your own community" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We were relieved to hear that the police acted quickly and issued fines," "But, the current fine does not seem to be enough of a deterrant" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM," "Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM," "Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this" External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are at a critical point in our effort to get the pandemic under control. Case numbers are climbing to first wave levels and there is community spread in HRM,” “Following the current restrictions is vital. Please avoid non-essential travel in and out of HRM and surrounding communities. If everyone does their part, we can beat this” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With the new restrictions taking effect today, we are asking Nova Scotians to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19," "We've done this before and we can do it again. We all have a responsibility to follow the public health measures that help to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "With the new restrictions taking effect today, we are asking Nova Scotians to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19," "We've done this before and we can do it again. We all have a responsibility to follow the public health measures that help to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I'm a hockey fan. I'm not happy with the decision, but we have to put public safety first," "I couldn't conceivably ask Nova Scotians to restrict more of their lives and make an exception to have people fly into Nova Scotia from other countries" External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers are rising too rapidly and there's now community spread within the Halifax municipality," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Our case numbers are rising too rapidly and there's now community spread within the Halifax municipality," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing," "We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities" External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel,” “Given that the pandemic is now being driven by variants that transmit more easily, this strong action is necessary to protect Nova Scotians” External link

cknw Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am very concerned with the rising number of cases in Nova Scotia, which are higher than we have seen in quite some time," "We are seeing early signs of community spread and we must strictly follow all public health protocols to get back on track, especially in the greater Halifax region" External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I am very concerned with the rising number of cases in Nova Scotia, which are higher than we have seen in quite some time," "We are seeing early signs of community spread and we must strictly follow all public health protocols to get back on track, especially in the greater Halifax region" External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are seeing early signs of community spread and we must strictly follow all public health protocols to get back on track, especially in the greater Halifax region," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

novascotia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision” External link

novascotia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I expect that this budget will pass, hopefully, and we'll be able to leverage this opportunity and we'll finally have universal child care," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "In light of the rise in cases related to travel in the province, we have decided to restrict non-essential travel into Nova Scotia," "This means all Nova Scotians, unless their travel is essential, should not leave the province. It also means that those people who live outside Nova Scotia should not travel to our province unless that travel is essential" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is not the time for people to come to Nova Scotia for anything other than essential travel," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We’re making decisions that build a stronger economy and stronger future for Nova Scotians,” “When an economy supports business innovation and growth, we can invest more in our people and the priorities of Nova Scotians, especially those who have not had the same historic opportunities as others” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” “As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus” External link

novascotia Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” “As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus” External link

novascotia Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly ... Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus," External link

CBC Monday, April 19, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” External link

cknw Monday, April 19, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “As we’ve seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols,” External link

cknw Monday, April 19, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols," "As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. Our public health teams are working hard to contain the virus and we can support them by following all the public health protocols," "As we are seeing an increase in cases it is important that Nova Scotians get tested for COVID-19. Testing is key to detecting cases early on and limiting the spread of the virus" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “While Nova Scotia isn’t in a position to reallocate vaccines, I have asked our officials to consider what resources we are able to provide while continuing to keep Nova Scotian’s safe,” “We’re going to continue to look at the Department of Health and see what resources we could make available, but also watching our own epidemiology and talking with Dr. Strang to see what’s possible” External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

cknw Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

cknw Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” External link

globalnews Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

barrie Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

barrie Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

CBC Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall," External link

CBC Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” “As we continue to fight this virus and variant strains, it’s more important than ever that Nova Scotians remain vigilant, follow all public health measures, and get vaccinated as soon as it’s their turn” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “All the right steps are being taken to contain this outbreak for the safety of residents and staff at Glasgow Hall,” “As we continue to fight this virus and variant strains, it’s more important than ever that Nova Scotians remain vigilant, follow all public health measures, and get vaccinated as soon as it’s their turn” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

barrie Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians,” “News of a case in a long-term care home is very troubling. Public health and the impacted facility are working quickly to make sure this is contained. While the vaccine rollout to all our long-term care facilities is almost complete, this is another reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we all need to be vigilant” External link

barrie Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Things can change very quickly in this province," "We're working really hard to prevent a third wave, but we need to make sure that the vaccine rollout and the way that we structured it remains on track" External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “If we were to redirect a proportion of our vaccines, it would be a drop in the bucket for a province the size of Ontario,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “If there are some other supplies or resources that they require, we will be more flexible with that and I think Nova Scotians would actually volunteer to step up to help,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “If there are other supplies or recourses they require, I think we would be more flexible on that,” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone… Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone… Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone. As of today, 200,000 doses of vaccine have gone in arms. Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one. Thanks to everyone involved in this effort” External link

novascotia Friday, April 16, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is a great milestone. As of today, 200,000 doses of vaccine have gone in arms. Our plan is working and it is on track,” “By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one. Thanks to everyone involved in this effort” External link

novascotia Friday, April 16, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a great milestone... Our plan is working and it is on track," "By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June, all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one" External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is a great milestone... Our plan is working and it is on track," "By May, we will be able to immunize more than 85,000 people each week if we have the vaccine supply, and by June, all adult Nova Scotians who want a vaccine will have one" External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : "It’s a stark reminder of the impact of COVID-19 continues to have on our province and a reminder that we need to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin says : "It’s a stark reminder of the impact of COVID-19 continues to have on our province and a reminder that we need to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

cknw Friday, April 16, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Memories of the tragedy will impact people in many different ways,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "I was surprised he came to my office, and he explained to me that now is the time for him to retire from politics after a long service in the legislature," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "If litigation ends up happening, then we'll participate in that," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "We can go back and look at reports and what we could have done better, and that's what we're doing," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin told : "If litigation ends up happening, then we'll participate in that," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Last April, an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives," External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Last April, an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives," External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today the restrictions on the New Brunswick border have been reinstated,” “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us limit the spread of the virus and it is important that we remain diligent to keep our communities safe” External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Today the restrictions on the New Brunswick border have been reinstated,” “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us limit the spread of the virus and it is important that we remain diligent to keep our communities safe” External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The variant cases are a reminder of the importance of following all the public health protocols," "Thanks to the efforts of Nova Scotians, we have been able to contain the variant cases so far, but we know how easily it can spread if we let our guard down" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "The variant cases are a reminder of the importance of following all the public health protocols," "Thanks to the efforts of Nova Scotians, we have been able to contain the variant cases so far, but we know how easily it can spread if we let our guard down" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Students, staff and families will be there, will be able to gather in small groups in schools to recognize student achievement and success," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Now we are seeing some variant cases in Saint John and more worrying, we are seeing some cases under investigation in the Moncton area,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “This is tough, I know, but it is necessary given what we are seeing across the border, and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants,” “This is what we want to avoid here” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It's the right move right now. We have been watching the cases closely and listening to public health experts and following the signs," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Students, staff and families will be able to gather in small groups in schools to recognize student achievement. They will have guidelines to ensure gathering limits and public health protocols are being followed," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Students, staff and families will be able to gather in small groups in schools to recognize student achievement. They will have guidelines to ensure gathering limits and public health protocols are being followed," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "This is tough, I know, but it's necessary given what we are seeing across the border and in several other provinces where the cases are increasing rapidly because of the presence of variants [of concern]," "This is what we want to avoid here — an outbreak resulting from the more contagious spread" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are seeing the increased cases in New Brunswick and we are also seeing the presence of variants in the Saint John area. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to reinstate our border restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” “As I have said before, we follow the science and public health guidance. When we see changes, we act. This is a reminder of how quickly the situation can change with this virus. We ask Nova Scotians to remain vigilant with all the public health measures” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “We are seeing the increased cases in New Brunswick and we are also seeing the presence of variants in the Saint John area. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to reinstate our border restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” “As I have said before, we follow the science and public health guidance. When we see changes, we act. This is a reminder of how quickly the situation can change with this virus. We ask Nova Scotians to remain vigilant with all the public health measures” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "We are seeing the increased cases in New Brunswick and we are also seeing the presence of variants in the Saint John area. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to reinstate our border restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19," "As I have said before, we follow the science and public health guidance. When we see changes, we act. This is a reminder of how quickly the situation can change with this virus. We ask Nova Scotians to remain vigilant with all the public health measures" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," "By doing so we are limiting the spread of COVID-19 and keeping ourselves and our community safe" External link

barrie Monday, April 12, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," "By doing so we are limiting the spread of COVID-19 and keeping ourselves and our community safe" External link

barrie Monday, April 12, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Today's numbers are a reminder of the importance of being tested and continuing to adhere to the public health protocols," External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Last April an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives. As we observe the one-year mark of those senseless events, I hope Nova Scotians will take time to remember our fellow Nova Scotians who were taken from us, as well as the injured and the families whose lives were forever changed,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 12, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : “Last April an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives. As we observe the one-year mark of those senseless events, I hope Nova Scotians will take time to remember our fellow Nova Scotians who were taken from us, as well as the injured and the families whose lives were forever changed,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 12, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

CBC Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

CBC Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

barrie Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "Spring is finally here in Nova Scotia and after a long winter, I know how much Nova Scotians want to spend time with family and friends outdoors," External link

barrie Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

barrie Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

barrie Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

CBC Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said : "It is important we stay ahead of this virus and that means we all have a role to play," External link

CBC Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Rankin said :