Peter Mancini

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Peter ManciniPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_0_0
Member of the Canadian Parliament

for Sydney—VictoriaPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_1_0

Preceded byPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_2_0 new ridingPeter Mancini_cell_0_2_1
Succeeded byPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_3_0 Mark EykingPeter Mancini_cell_0_3_1
Personal detailsPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_4_0
BornPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_5_0 (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 64)

Westmount, Nova Scotia, CanadaPeter Mancini_cell_0_5_1

Political partyPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_6_0 New Democratic PartyPeter Mancini_cell_0_6_1
Spouse(s)Peter Mancini_header_cell_0_7_0 Marian ManciniPeter Mancini_cell_0_7_1
ResidencePeter Mancini_header_cell_0_8_0 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPeter Mancini_cell_0_8_1
ProfessionPeter Mancini_header_cell_0_9_0 LawyerPeter Mancini_cell_0_9_1

Peter Mancini (born August 1, 1956) is a Canadian politician and lawyer. Peter Mancini_sentence_0

Mancini was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1997 federal election that saw a breakthrough for the New Democratic Party in the province of Nova Scotia. Peter Mancini_sentence_1

He served as the NDP's justice critic in the 36th Canadian Parliament. Peter Mancini_sentence_2

Mancini represented the riding of Sydney—Victoria until the 2000 federal election when he was defeated by Liberal Mark Eyking. Peter Mancini_sentence_3

He moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia following his electoral defeat. Peter Mancini_sentence_4

He was unsuccessful in his attempt at a comeback in the 2006 federal election in the riding of Dartmouth—Cole Harbour losing to incumbent Michael Savage by just over 4,000 votes. Peter Mancini_sentence_5

Early life and education Peter Mancini_section_0

Born in Westmount, Nova Scotia, Mancini was educated at Dalhousie University, where he was a member of the Dalhousie Senate and Vice President of the Student Council. Peter Mancini_sentence_6

He graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1982. Peter Mancini_sentence_7

Legal career Peter Mancini_section_1

He has worked for Nova Scotia Legal Aid in criminal and family law since 1986 save for one year when he taught at the University College of Cape Breton and his years in parliament. Peter Mancini_sentence_8

On December 12, 2014, Mancini was appointed a Queen's Counsel. Peter Mancini_sentence_9

Political career Peter Mancini_section_2

Mancini received over 50% of the popular vote in 1997. Peter Mancini_sentence_10

It was during his time as MP that the Liberal Government announced the shutdown of the coal mines run by the Cape Breton Development Corporation. Peter Mancini_sentence_11

Mancini and other political leaders fought for increased pension packages for the workers and an economic diversification fund. Peter Mancini_sentence_12

He was the MP when the federal government began a remediation program for the Sydney Tar Ponds. Peter Mancini_sentence_13

When Robert Chisholm resigned as leader of the Nova Scotia NDP in 1999, Mancini was seen as a possible front runner for the post but declined to run. Peter Mancini_sentence_14

Personal life Peter Mancini_section_3

He is married to Marian Mancini, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly on July 14, 2015. Peter Mancini_sentence_15

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