May 5, 2009 / 1:43 PM / in 8 years

Nova Scotia to vote June 9 after government falls

<p>Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) listens to Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald (L) speak during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Christopher Pike</p>

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Atlantic province of Nova Scotia will head to the polls on June 9, after opposition parties brought down the minority Conservative government on Monday.

Conservative Premier Rodney MacDonald made the announcement on Tuesday. The last election in the province was in 2006.

Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson

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