Nova Scotia legislature resumes Tuesday amid election speculation

Tuesday's opening of the Nova Scotia legislature means an unofficial election campaign, underway for weeks, will be temporarily shelved as the Liberal government gears up to present a budget later this week.

Whether house proceedings continue much beyond that is up to Premier Stephen McNeil, with speculation heavy the election writ could be dropped early as Friday or Saturday, resulting in a May 30th vote.

Liberal house leader Michel Samson is coy about the government's plans, but does say it wants to pass its amended Accessibility Act, which made it through the law amendments process yesterday.

Among a list of changes to the revised bill is a goal of achieving an accessible province by 2030.

Gerry Post, who represents a coalition of 35 disabled groups, say he hopes the act will be passed later this week.

However, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says he thinks the legislative process is being rushed to meet the premier's election agenda.