Nova Scotia is headed for an election after the Conservative government lost a confidence motion Monday evening. Premier Rodney MacDonald’s government was defeated after losing a vote on a bill that would have allowed his government to spend offshore royalties—legally required to go to debt—on programs and services. The vote, which occurred hours after the Conservatives presented its budget, was 28-20. “The opposition had been indicating for days that this is the direction that they wanted to go in, that they are more interested, quite frankly, in an election than they are with what’s right for the people of Nova Scotia,” said MacDonald. The election will likely take place on June 9.