1999 Nova Scotia general election

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The 1999 Nova Scotia general election was held on July 27, 1999, to elect members of the 58th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_0

The government was defeated on a money bill on June 18, and the Nova Scotia House of Assembly was dissolved by Lieutenant Governor James Kinley. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_1

It was won by the Progressive Conservative party, led by Dr. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_2 John Hamm. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_3

They received a majority of 30 seats compared to 11 seats by the NDP and 11 by the Liberals. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_4

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The Halifax Daily News ran an article which asked each party leader personal questions, including one about whether the candidate had ever been convicted of a criminal offence. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_5

NDP Leader Robert Chisholm said no in response, however, several days later it was revealed that Chisholm had a past criminal record for driving under the influence of alcohol when he was 19 years old. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_6

Chisholm claimed that he lied because he did not want his daughter to find out about his past. 1999 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_7

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  • The Nova Scotia Party did not contest the 1998 general election.1999 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_0

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  • In the riding of Shelburne, the Returning Officer had to cast the tie-breaking vote.1999 Nova Scotia general election_item_7_9
  • In the riding of Cape Breton East, New Democrat Cecil Saccary's 5-vote lead, after a judicial recount, became a 5-vote lead for the Liberal's Dave Wilson. A judge then decided to throw out the results of the general election; a by-election was held several months later to fill the seat.1999 Nova Scotia general election_item_7_10

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