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Nova Scotia's finance minister says he won't run in next election

05/30/2012 02:10 EDT | Updated 07/30/2012 05:12 EDT
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's finance minister says he won't run in the next provincial election.

Graham Steele was first elected to the provincial legislature in a 2001 byelection in the riding of Halifax Fairview.

Steele was sworn in as finance minister when Nova Scotia elected its first NDP government in June 2009.

Before entering public life, Steele was a practising lawyer.