2006 Nova Scotia general election

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The 2006 Nova Scotia general election was held on June 13, 2006 to elect members of the 60th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_0

Premier Rodney MacDonald, who led a Progressive Conservative minority government in the legislature, called for the election on May 13, 2006, hoping for a majority government to better advance his agenda and a clear mandate for himself as he had not yet fought an election as leader. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_1

Ultimately, MacDonald was returned to power leading another, slightly smaller, minority government against a strengthened New Democratic Party sitting as the Official Opposition and a weakened Liberal Party. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_2

Liberal leader Francis MacKenzie was defeated in his riding of Bedford. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_3

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  • September 29, 2005 - Premier John Hamm, leader of the Progressive Conservative minority government, announces his intent to resign as soon as the party chooses a new leader.2006 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_0
  • February 11, 2006 - Rodney MacDonald is elected to replace Hamm as leader.2006 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_1
  • February 24, 2006 - MacDonald becomes Premier and his cabinet is sworn in.2006 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_2
  • May 9, 2006 - MacDonald's government introduces an "election-style" budget in the legislature.2006 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_3
  • May 13, 2006 - Premier Rodney MacDonald calls a general election for June 13, 2006.2006 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_4

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MacKenzie was an outspoken critic of the governing Tories and accused them of living in a "fantasy world" due to their promise to cut taxes and increase spending in the 2006-07 budget. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_4

No single issue dominated the election campaign, with all parties offering up various promises for university students to seniors. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_5

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A March 2006 poll by Corporate Research Associates asked voters who they would prefer as premier, 36 per cent of respondents picked Premier Rodney MacDonald, compared to 23 per cent for Darrell Dexter and 16 per cent for Francis MacKenzie. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_6

The same poll showed the Progressive Conservatives in the lead with 36 percent of voters compared to 29 percent for the New Democrats and 27 percent for the Liberals. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_7

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The Progressive Conservatives gained several points in the popular vote, but made a net loss of two seats, with losses to the NDP partially countered by the PCs doubling their representation on MacDonald's native Cape Breton Island at the expense of the Liberals. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_8

The gap between the Liberals and NDP also significantly increased, in both the popular vote and seat count; while the Liberals and NDP had previously been nearly even, the NDP gained a significant advantage on the Liberals and moved into position as the primary opposition to the governing PCs. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_9

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  • The Green Party did not contest the 2003 election. 2006 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_10

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2006 Nova Scotia general election_table_general_0

Date2006 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_0 Source2006 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_1 PC2006 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_2 NDP2006 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_3 Liberal2006 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_4
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5 Jun 20062006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_1 382006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_2 362006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_3 202006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_4
23 May 20062006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_1 342006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_2 272006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_3 302006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_4
Feb 20062006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_1 362006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_2 292006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_3 272006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_4
Nov 20052006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_1 352006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_2 322006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_3 282006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_4
Aug 20052006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_1 312006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_2 322006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_3 262006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_4
May 20052006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_1 362006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_2 302006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_3 272006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_4
Mar 20052006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_8_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_8_1 382006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_8_2 242006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_8_3 302006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_8_4
Dec 20042006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_1 352006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_2 282006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_3 302006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_4
Sep 20042006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_1 292006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_2 302006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_3 312006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_4
May 20042006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_11_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_11_1 282006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_11_2 332006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_11_3 302006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_11_4
Feb 20042006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_12_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_12_1 312006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_12_2 302006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_12_3 282006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_12_4
Nov 20032006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_13_0 2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_13_1 282006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_13_2 322006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_13_3 292006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_13_4
5 Aug 20032006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_14_0 Election2006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_14_1 36.32006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_14_2 31.02006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_14_3 31.52006 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_14_4


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