Nova Scotia justice minister won't run in next election due to health issues

Nova Scotia's justice minister says she won't be running in the next provincial election.

Diana Whalen says she is stepping aside because of recent health issues.

The Liberal politician had to take a leave of absence in December after a heart attack.

Whalen, who is also deputy premier, has served in the legislature since 2003.

She says she will stay on until an election is called.