2003 Nova Scotia general election

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The 2003 Nova Scotia general election was held on August 5, 2003 to elect members of the 59th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_0

The ruling Progressive Conservative Party, led by Premier John Hamm, was reduced to a minority government. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_1

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The election was called by Progressive Conservatives, who decided to hold a rare summer election in the hope of strengthening their hold on the legislature. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_2

Running against them were the New Democratic Party (NDP), led by Darrell Dexter, and the Liberal Party, led by Danny Graham. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_3

Hamm's party ran on a policy of fiscal management, tax cuts, and on their record of fulfilling most of their promises. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_4

While the NDP agreed in principle to tax cuts, their main cause was the creation of a public auto insurance company. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_5

The Liberals were the only party to criticize the tax cuts. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_6

For the most part, the campaign was quiet and uneventful. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_7

Hamm received criticism for a great number of spending programs, including a $150 tax rebate cheque sent to Nova Scotians right before the election. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_8

The party was also criticized for holding an election in the summer when most people have other concerns. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_9

Darrell Dexter's friendly, non-confrontational style, was popular with many voters, and was a marked change from his party's usually strident socialism. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_10

Danny Graham, a young leader, was popular, but failed to make much of a mark. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_11

The election was considered a mild failure for the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives, and something of a success for the NDP. 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_12

This election is also notable for being one of the last Canadian provincial elections in which British subjects could vote (a tiny number can still vote provincially in Saskatchewan if they were qualified in 1971). 2003 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_13

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