HALIFAX – With an election in Nova Scotia expected within a year, Premier Darrell Dexter is taking every opportunity to tell voters that economic prosperity is “just around the corner.”

In a recent state-of-the province speech, Dexter reminded the audience about the $25-billion federal contract for the Halifax Shipyard, the $3.5-billion in spinoffs expected from a plan to link the province with the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador and construction of a new convention centre in Halifax.