Ernie Fage

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The Honourable

Ernest FageErnie Fage_header_cell_0_0_0

Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly

for Cumberland NorthErnie Fage_header_cell_0_1_0

Preceded byErnie Fage_header_cell_0_2_0 Ross BraggErnie Fage_cell_0_2_1
Succeeded byErnie Fage_header_cell_0_3_0 Brian SkabarErnie Fage_cell_0_3_1
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BornErnie Fage_header_cell_0_5_0 (1953-08-15) August 15, 1953 (age 67)

Hastings, Nova ScotiaErnie Fage_cell_0_5_1

Political partyErnie Fage_header_cell_0_6_0 Progressive Conservative → independentErnie Fage_cell_0_6_1
OccupationErnie Fage_header_cell_0_7_0 farmerErnie Fage_cell_0_7_1

Ernest Fage (born August 15, 1953) is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Cumberland North in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1997 to 2009. Ernie Fage_sentence_0

First elected as a Progressive Conservative in a 1997 by-election, Fage served various cabinets as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Human Resources, Minister of responsible for the Public Service Commission and Minister of Emergency Management. Ernie Fage_sentence_1

Fage was forced to take a leave of absence from the party caucus in January 2007 after allegations that he had engaged in criminal behaviour following a car accident on November 24, 2006. Ernie Fage_sentence_2

Fage was subsequently charged criminally with leaving the scene of an accident. Ernie Fage_sentence_3

Witnesses reported that Fage smelled of alcohol at the time of the accident, but he was not charged with an alcohol-related offense due to lack of evidence. Ernie Fage_sentence_4

He was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident, and fined $800, on December 18, 2007, and it was subsequently announced he would not be allowed back into caucus. Ernie Fage_sentence_5

Prior to the verdict Fage said he planned on running in the next election. Ernie Fage_sentence_6

He continued to sit as an independent MLA until the 2009 election, when he was defeated by Brian Skabar — notably, however, Fage finished in second place ahead of Keith Hunter, his replacement as the Progressive Conservative candidate. Ernie Fage_sentence_7

Nine months before the accident, Fage was also involved in a controversy around a government loan to a potato farm with which he had a personal business connection. Ernie Fage_sentence_8

As a result, he resigned from his cabinet post as Minister of Economic Development. Ernie Fage_sentence_9

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