2013 Nova Scotia general election

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The 2013 Nova Scotia general election (formally the 39th Nova Scotia general election), was held on October 8, 2013, to elect members to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_0

The result of the election was a Liberal victory under the leadership of Stephen McNeil, with the Liberals winning their first election since 1998. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_1

The Progressive Conservatives under the leadership of Jamie Baillie improved on their 2009 results and formed the official opposition, despite winning fewer votes than the New Democratic Party (NDP). 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_2

The NDP, which had won power for the first time in 2009 under the leadership of Darrell Dexter was reduced to third place and became only the second one-term government in the province's history, and the first since 1882. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_3

Dexter was defeated in the riding he contested in Cole Harbour-Portland Valley by Liberal candidate Tony Ince. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_4

Timeline 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_0

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  • June 24, 2009 – The New Democratic Party under Darrell Dexter win 31 out of 52 seats. The Progressive Conservatives are reduced to 10 seats and Rodney MacDonald announces that he will step down as leader. Karen Casey is named as interim leader.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_0
  • September 4, 2009 – Antigonish MLA Angus MacIsaac resigns his seat, citing family reasons.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_1
  • September 10, 2009 – Former Premier Rodney MacDonald resigns his Inverness seat in the legislature.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_2
  • October 20, 2009 – By-elections are held in Inverness and Antigonish. PC candidate Allan MacMaster and NDP candidate Maurice Smith are elected, respectively.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_3
  • February 9, 2010 – Richard Hurlburt resigns from the legislature following revelations that he had spent his constituency allowance on a generator and a 40" television, which together cost over $11,000.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_4
  • March 11, 2010 – Dave Wilson resigns from the legislature and is later charged and pleaded guilty.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_5
  • March 25, 2010 – Trevor Zinck is suspended from the NDP caucus over problems with his constituency expenses.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_6
  • June 22, 2010 – Two byelections are held to replace Hurlburt and Wilson in Yarmouth and Glace Bay, respectively. Zach Churchill is elected in Yarmouth and Geoff MacLellan is elected in Glace Bay.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_7
  • August 16, 2010 – Karen Casey announces her resignation as interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_8
  • August 18, 2010 – Jamie Baillie is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_9
  • October 26, 2010 – Jamie Baillie wins a byelection and represents the constituency of Cumberland South.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_10
  • January 10, 2011 – PC MLA Karen Casey crosses the floor to join the Liberal caucus.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_11
  • February 14, 2011 – Trevor Zinck is announced as one of four people facing criminal charges in connection with the RCMP investigation into 2010s MLA expense scandal. Zinck is charged with fraud exceeding $5,000, breach of trust by a public officer, and 2 counts of theft over $5,000.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_12
  • March 25, 2011 – Cape Breton North PC MLA Cecil Clarke resigns his seat to run in the 2011 federal election.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_13
  • June 21, 2011 – PC candidate Eddie Orrell wins the by-election in Cape Breton North.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_14
  • April 19, 2012 – Former MLA Dave Wilson is sentenced to 9 months in jail and to a period of 18 months probation for his role in the expenses scandal.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_15
  • June 5, 2012 – The Atlantica Party is deregistered by Elections Nova Scotia.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_16
  • July 27, 2012 – Former MLA Richard Hurlburt is sentenced to 12 months of house arrest, followed by 12 months of probation for his role in the expenses scandal.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_17
  • September 25, 2012 – The Nova Scotia Electoral Boundaries Commission released their final report on riding redistribution, which recommends dropping one seat in the legislature.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_18
  • December 6, 2012 – The law to implement new electoral boundaries in the province was passed in the legislature.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_19
  • May 29, 2013 – Manning MacDonald resigns his seat in the legislature as MLA for Cape Breton South.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_20
  • June 19, 2013 – Trevor Zinck resigns his seat in the legislature after he pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and breach of trust.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_21
  • September 7, 2013 – Premier Darrell Dexter calls a general election for October 8, 2013.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_22

Campaign 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_1

The election campaign began the week after Labour Day, when the Legislature would normally have been expected to return to work, had there been no election campaign. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_5

As criticism or defence of government policy would dominate the agenda, and by convention electoral mandates are understood to last about four years, despite a lack of fixed election dates, the timing was not controversial. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_6

The Muskrat Falls or Lower Churchill Project, its associated Maritime Link, and electricity policy generally, immediately emerged as the key issue in the early campaign. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_7

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Liberals emphasized Nova Scotia Power's (NSPI) dominance of power generation, and its ability to exclude alternatives through its near-monopoly ownership of the distribution network, covering 129/130 Nova Scotians. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_9

They also promised to remove a conservation charge, named for demand response programs that never materialized (though many passive conservation programs run by Efficiency Nova Scotia did prove effective) – instead proposing that NSPI pay for it from its return. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_10

Liberals and Conservatives criticized NSPI's unaccountable 9.2% guaranteed rate of return even for unwise investments. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_11

Conservatives acknowledged that it was under pressure to meet a tough renewable standard (which they would relax) but also promised to freeze rates. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_12

The NDP government continued to defend Muskrat Falls as the only viable alternative to replace coal-fired power, even though this project was before the Nova Scotia Utilities Review Board as of the election call, remained unchanged and this was reflected in their campaign materials – they criticized the Liberal plan as likely to lead to higher power rates. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_13

The basis for these criticisms was unclear. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_14

However, a similar attempt to open generation competition in New Brunswick failed, in part because New Brunswick Power retained monopoly control of the distribution and transmission network, which intimidates competitors and makes it easy in practice to exclude them. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_15

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  • A proposed passenger ferry from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Portland, Maine, re-instituting summer service that ran for decades until the 1990s, replacing a car-focused service that ran to Bar Harbor, Maine until the NDP government cancelled it. This was of particular interest to South Shore candidates, especially Yarmouth. Associated issues include the collapse of all public transit on the South Shore (with the withdrawal of TryTown from operating public buses from Yarmouth to Halifax) and a general lack of transport strategy, that could leave some of the 130,000 passengers per year stranded. It remained unclear as of election time whether an announced deal to resume service May 1, 2014, had held, and what other transport policy applied Darrell Dexter had referred to stories from Yarmouth about the impact of the loss of ferries a "mythology" which effectively made this a campaign issue before the campaign had begun.2013 Nova Scotia general election_item_1_23

Party standings 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_2

Results by party 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_3

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Party name2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_0 HRM2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_3 C.B.2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_4 Valley2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_5 S. Shore2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_6 Fundy2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_7 Central2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_8 Total2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_9
Parties winning seats in the legislature2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_1_0
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_0 New Democratic Party2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_1 Seats:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_2 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_3 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_4 -2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_6 12013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_7 -2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_8 72013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_9
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_0 Popular vote:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_1 31.29%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_2 25.16%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_3 17.40%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_4 24.68%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_5 26.26%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_6 31.51%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_7 26.84%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_8
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_0 Liberal2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_1 Seats:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_2 182013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_3 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_4 42013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_5 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_6 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_7 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_8 332013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_9
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_0 Popular vote:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_1 48.72%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_2 46.89%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_3 52.02%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_4 43.55%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_5 40.68%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_6 28.71%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_7 45.71%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_8
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_0 Progressive Conservative2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_1 Seats:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_2 -2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_3 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_4 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_5 12013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_6 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_7 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_8 112013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_9
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_0 Popular vote:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_1 18.62%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_2 27.69%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_3 27.58%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_4 30.76%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_5 32.01%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_6 39.78%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_7 26.31%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_8
Parties not winning seats in the legislature2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_8_0
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_0 Green2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_1 Popular vote:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_2 0.98%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_3 0.00%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_4 2.11%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_5 1.01%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_6 1.05%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_7 0.00%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_8 0.85%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_9
2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_0 Independents2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_1 Popular vote:2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_2 0.39%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_3 0.26%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_4 0.89%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_5 0.00%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_6 0.00%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_7 0.00%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_8 0.3%2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_9
Total seats:2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_0 202013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_3 82013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_4 62013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_5 62013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_6 62013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_7 52013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_8 512013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_9

Retiring incumbents 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_5

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Nominated candidates 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_6

Annapolis Valley 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_7

South Shore 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_8

Fundy-Northeast 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_9

Central Halifax 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_10

Suburban Halifax 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_11

Dartmouth/Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_12

Central Nova 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_13

Cape Breton 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_14

Opinion polls 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_15

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2013 Nova Scotia general election_table_general_1

Polling Firm2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_0 Last Day of Polling2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_1 Link2013 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_2 NDP2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_0_3 Liberal2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_0_4 PC2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_0_5 Green2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_0_6
Election 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_1_0 October 8, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_1_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_1_2 26.842013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_1_3 45.712013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_1_4 26.312013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_1_5 0.852013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_1_6
Forum Research2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_0 October 7, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_2 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_3 482013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_4 232013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_5 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_6
Forum Research2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_0 October 6, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_3 472013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_4 232013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_6
Abacus Data2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_0 October 6, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_2 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_3 462013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_4 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_5 12013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_6
Forum Research2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_0 October 5, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_3 472013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_4 232013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_6
Abacus Data2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_0 October 5, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_2 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_3 482013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_4 242013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_5 12013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_6
Forum Research2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_0 October 4, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_3 462013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_4 242013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_6
Abacus Data2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_0 October 3, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_3 462013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_4 252013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_5 12013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_0 October 3, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_2 312013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_3 472013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_4 202013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_0 October 3, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_2 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_3 522013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_4 172013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_6
Abacus Data2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_0 October 2, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_3 502013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_4 222013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_5 12013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_0 October 2, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_2 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_3 542013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_4 172013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_6
Abacus Data2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_0 October 1, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_2 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_3 512013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_4 232013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_5 12013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_0 October 1, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_3 552013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_4 162013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_0 September 30, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_2 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_3 562013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_4 152013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_0 September 29, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_2 242013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_3 572013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_4 172013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_17_0 September 28, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_17_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_17_2 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_17_3 562013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_17_4 172013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_17_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_17_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_18_0 September 27, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_18_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_18_2 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_18_3 552013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_18_4 162013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_18_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_18_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_19_0 September 26, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_19_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_19_2 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_19_3 562013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_19_4 162013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_19_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_19_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_20_0 September 25, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_20_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_20_2 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_20_3 532013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_20_4 172013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_20_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_20_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_21_0 September 24, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_21_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_21_2 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_21_3 512013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_21_4 202013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_21_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_21_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_22_0 September 23, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_22_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_22_2 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_22_3 492013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_22_4 202013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_22_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_22_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_23_0 September 22, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_23_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_23_2 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_23_3 492013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_23_4 212013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_23_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_23_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_24_0 September 21, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_24_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_24_2 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_24_3 482013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_24_4 212013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_24_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_24_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_25_0 September 20, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_25_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_25_2 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_25_3 472013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_25_4 212013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_25_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_25_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_26_0 September 19, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_26_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_26_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_26_3 472013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_26_4 232013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_26_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_26_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_27_0 September 18, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_27_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_27_2 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_27_3 482013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_27_4 232013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_27_5 22013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_27_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_28_0 August 31, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_28_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_28_2 312013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_28_3 412013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_28_4 252013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_28_5 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_28_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_29_0 May 30, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_29_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_29_2 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_29_3 452013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_29_4 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_29_5 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_29_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_30_0 March 3, 20132013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_30_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_30_2 322013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_30_3 392013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_30_4 242013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_30_5 52013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_30_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_31_0 November 30, 20122013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_31_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_31_2 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_31_3 412013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_31_4 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_31_5 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_31_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_32_0 September 2, 20122013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_32_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_32_2 312013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_32_3 412013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_32_4 222013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_32_5 52013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_32_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_33_0 June 4, 20122013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_33_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_33_2 352013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_33_3 332013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_33_4 282013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_33_5 42013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_33_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_34_0 February 26, 20122013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_34_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_34_2 442013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_34_3 272013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_34_4 252013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_34_5 32013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_34_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_35_0 November 29, 20112013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_35_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_35_2 452013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_35_3 222013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_35_4 292013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_35_5 42013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_35_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_36_0 August 31, 20112013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_36_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_36_2 412013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_36_3 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_36_4 302013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_36_5 42013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_36_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_37_0 May 30, 20112013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_37_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_37_2 422013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_37_3 222013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_37_4 312013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_37_5 42013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_37_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_38_0 March 3, 20112013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_38_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_38_2 342013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_38_3 352013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_38_4 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_38_5 42013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_38_6
Corporate Research Associates2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_39_0 November 23, 20102013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_39_1 2013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_39_2 382013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_39_3 312013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_39_4 262013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_39_5 42013 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_39_6
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Analysis 2013 Nova Scotia general election_section_16

On election night, the Liberal Party formed a majority government by a comfortable margin. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_17

This was the first time the Liberals had formed government in Nova Scotia since 1999, and their first majority government victory since the 1993 election. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_18

From mid 2012, the Liberals had led every public poll and entered the campaign with a 20-point lead over the New Democratic Party (NDP). 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_19

While the Liberals had been relatively successful in the Annapolis Valley and on Cape Breton Island during the 2009 election, they were completely shut out of the South Shore, Fundy, and Central Nova Scotia. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_20

More importantly, the NDP had dominated the Halifax metropolitan area, winning 14 out of 20 seats. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_21

In 2009, the NDP had been able to count on a large number of ridings in and around Halifax, while achieving historic gains across the province, including in traditionally Progressive Conservative (PC) and Liberal areas of rural Nova Scotia. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_22

In 2009, the PCs fell from first place to third place in the Legislature, and were completely shut out of the Halifax metropolitan area. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_23

In the 2013 election, NDP support collapsed across the province, as it lost all of its seats in Central Nova Scotia, three of its seats in Fundy, and three of its seats on the South Shore. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_24

However, the most important shift was in the Halifax metropolitan area, where NDP support dropped from 54.07% in 2009 to 31.29% in 2013. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_25

The party wound up losing 13 of its seats, as the Liberals won 18 of 20 seats in and around Halifax. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_26

Strong NDP areas in 2009, like Dartmouth, Central Halifax, and suburban areas north and east of the Harbour swung from the NDP to the Liberals. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_27

Among the casualties was Dexter, who lost his own seat to Liberal challenger Tony Ince by 21 votes. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_28

He was the first premier since Ernest Armstrong to be defeated in his own riding. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_29

The NDP had very poor vote concentration in the 2013 election. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_30

In Halifax, where it won 31.29% of the vote, it won only two seats. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_31

While the party finished second in the popular vote ahead of the PCs, its support was spread out around the province and not concentrated in enough areas to translate into seats. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_32

Combined with its collapse in Halifax, this left the NDP with only seven seats to the Tories' 11. 2013 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_33


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