Politics of Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia is a parliamentary democracy. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_0

Its legislature consists of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and fifty-one members representing their electoral districts in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_1

As Canada's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II is the head of Nova Scotia's chief executive government. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_2

Her duties in Nova Scotia are carried out by the Lieutenant-Governor, Arthur LeBlanc. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_3

The government is headed by the Premier, Stephen McNeil, who took office October 22, 2013. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_4

Halifax is home to the House of Assembly and Lieutenant-Governor. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_5

The House of Assembly has met in Halifax at Province House since 1819. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_6

History Politics of Nova Scotia_section_0

The first general assembly in Nova Scotia sat in May, 1758, making it the oldest in Canada. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_7

Of the registered voters in 2017, 53.4% voted. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_8

Voter turnout has decreased from 82% turnout in 1960. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_9

From Confederation to World War I Politics of Nova Scotia_section_1

Politics of Nova Scotia_table_general_0

Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia (1867-1916) - seats won by partyPolitics of Nova Scotia_table_caption_0
GovernmentPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_0_0 Anti ConfederationPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_0_2 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_0_3 ConPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_0_5 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_0_6
PartyPolitics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_0 1867Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_2 1871Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_3 1874Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_4 1878Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_5 1882Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_6 1886Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_7 1890Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_8 1897Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_9 1897Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_10 1901Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_11 1906Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_12 1911Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_13 1916Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_0_1_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_0 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_1 36Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_2 24Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_3 22Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_4 6Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_5 24Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_6 28Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_7 29Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_8 25Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_9 34Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_10 36Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_11 32Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_12 26Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_13 31Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_2_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_0 ConservativePolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_1 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_2 14Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_3 12Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_4 32Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_5 14Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_6 10Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_7 9Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_8 13Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_9 3Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_10 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_11 4Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_12 12Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_13 12Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_3_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_0 IndependentPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_1 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_2 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_3 4Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_4 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_5 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_6 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_7 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_8 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_9 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_10 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_11 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_12 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_13 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_4_14
TotalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_0 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_2 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_3 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_4 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_5 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_6 37Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_7 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_8 37Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_9 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_10 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_11 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_12 38Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_13 43Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_0_5_14

From 1920 to 1967 Politics of Nova Scotia_section_2

Politics of Nova Scotia_table_general_1

Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia (1920-1967) - seats won by partyPolitics of Nova Scotia_table_caption_1
GovernmentPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_0_0 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_0_2 ConPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_0_3 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_0_5 PCPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_0_11
PartyPolitics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_0 1920Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_2 1925Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_3 1928Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_4 1933Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_5 1937Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_6 1941Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_7 1945Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_8 1949Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_9 1953Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_10 1956Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_11 1960Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_12 1963Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_13 1967Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_1_1_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_0 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_1 29Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_2 3Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_3 18Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_4 22Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_5 25Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_6 22Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_7 28Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_8 27Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_9 22Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_10 18Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_11 15Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_12 4Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_13 6Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_2_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_0 ConservativePolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_1 3Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_2 40Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_3 24Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_4 8Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_5 5Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_6 5Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_7 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_8 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_9 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_10 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_11 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_12 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_13 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_3_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_0 Progressive ConservativePolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_1 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_2 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_3 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_4 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_5 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_6 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_7 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_8 8Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_9 13Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_10 24Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_11 27Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_12 39Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_13 40Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_4_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_0 United FarmersPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_1 6Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_2 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_3 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_4 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_5 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_6 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_7 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_8 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_9 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_10 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_11 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_12 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_13 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_5_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_0 LabourPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_1 5Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_2 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_3 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_4 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_5 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_6 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_7 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_8 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_9 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_10 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_11 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_12 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_13 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_6_14
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_0 Cooperative Commonwealth FederationPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_1 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_2 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_3 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_4 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_5 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_6 3Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_7 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_8 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_9 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_10 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_11 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_12 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_13 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_7_14
TotalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_0 43Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_2 43Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_3 43Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_4 30Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_5 30Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_6 30Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_7 30Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_8 37Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_9 37Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_10 43Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_11 43Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_12 43Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_13 46Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_1_8_14

From 1970 to present Politics of Nova Scotia_section_3

Politics of Nova Scotia_table_general_2

Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia (1970-2017) - seats won by partyPolitics of Nova Scotia_table_caption_2
GovernmentPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_0_0 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_0_2 PCPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_0_4 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_0_8 PCPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_0_10 NDPPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_0_13 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_0_14
PartyPolitics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_0 1970Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_2 1974Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_3 1978Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_4 1981Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_5 1984Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_6 1988Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_7 1993Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_8 1998Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_9 1999Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_10 2003Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_11 2006Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_12 2009Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_13 2013Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_14 2017Politics of Nova Scotia_header_cell_2_1_15
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_0 LiberalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_1 23Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_2 31Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_3 17Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_4 13Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_5 6Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_6 21Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_7 40Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_8 19Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_9 11Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_10 12Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_11 9Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_12 11Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_13 33Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_14 27Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_2_15
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_0 Progressive ConservativePolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_1 21Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_2 12Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_3 31Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_4 37Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_5 42Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_6 28Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_7 9Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_8 14Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_9 30Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_10 25Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_11 23Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_12 10Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_13 11Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_14 17Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_3_15
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_0 New DemocraticPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_1 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_2 3Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_3 4Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_4 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_5 3Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_6 2Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_7 3Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_8 19Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_9 11Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_10 15Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_11 20Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_12 31Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_13 7Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_14 7Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_4_15
Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_0 Cape Breton LabourPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_1 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_2 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_3 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_4 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_5 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_6 1Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_7 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_8 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_9 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_10 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_11 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_12 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_13 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_14 Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_5_15
TotalPolitics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_0 46Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_2 46Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_3 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_4 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_5 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_6 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_7 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_8 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_9 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_10 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_11 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_12 52Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_13 51Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_14 51Politics of Nova Scotia_cell_2_6_15

Nova Scotia elected minority governments in the 2006, 2003, and 1998. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_10

The Progressive Conservative government of John Hamm, and later Rodney MacDonald, required the support of the New Democratic Party or Liberal Party after the election in 2003. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_11

The Liberal party won both the October 8th, 2013 and most recent provincial election on May 30, 2017, each with a majority government. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_12

Prior to that, the election on June 9, 2009 was won by the NDP party for the first time ever. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_13

They captured a majority with 31 seats to 11 for the Liberals and 10 for the PC Party. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_14

The election on June 13, 2006 elected 23 Progressive Conservatives, 20 New Democrats and 9 Liberals, leaving Nova Scotia with a Progressive Conservative minority government. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_15

In 2006/07, the Province passed a budget of $6.9 billion, with a projected $72 million surplus. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_16

Federal equalization payments account for $1.385 billion, or 20.07% of the provincial revenue. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_17

While Nova Scotians have enjoyed balanced budgets for several years, the accumulated debt exceeds $12 billion (including forecasts of future liability, such as pensions and environmental cleanups), resulting in slightly over $897 million in debt servicing payments, or 12.67% of expenses. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_18

In 2010, MLAs were criticized by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation for their pension plan, which costs taxpayers $11 million annually. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_19

The ratio of funding for the pension, according to the report, is $22 taxpayer dollars per $1 contributed by public officials. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_20

Current politics Politics of Nova Scotia_section_4

The Liberal party won the most recent election on May 30, 2017 with its second consecutive majority government. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_21

In the 2018/19 budget, results were $10.78 billion in expenses, $10.81 billion in revenue, and a projected surplus of $29.4 million. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_22

The surplus is largely related to expected tax income from the future sale of cannabis within the province. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_23

The province's revenue comes mainly from the taxation of personal and corporate income, although taxes on tobacco and alcohol, its stake in the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and oil and gas royalties are also significant. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_24

The province participates in the HST, a blended sales tax collected by the federal government using the GST tax system. Politics of Nova Scotia_sentence_25

See also Politics of Nova Scotia_section_5

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