May 5, 2009 / 1:43 PM / in 9 years

Nova Scotia to vote June 9 after government falls

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.

<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>

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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