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MacPolitics: The Time Jamie Baillie Told Me: ‘Some Day Rob Batherson Will Become a Tory NS Premier’

Jan 2, 2020 | Politics

By Andrew Macdonald

Rob Batherson is a favorite star in Tory circles – but he also enjoys strong support from opposing politicos too – earning respect across party lines.

Former Liberal John Savage deputy minister Robert “Bob” MacKay wrote on the interim posting Batherson took at EduNova, to The Notebook last year:

“An excellent choice for EduNova. Rob’s imagination

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