2009 Nova Scotia general election

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The 2009 Nova Scotia general election was held on June 9, 2009 to elect members of the 61st House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. 2009 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_0

The government was defeated on a money bill on May 4, and the Nova Scotia House of Assembly was dissolved by Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis on May 5. thereby triggering an election. 2009 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_1

The NDP won a majority government, forming government the first time in the province's history, and for the first time in an Atlantic Canadian province. 2009 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_2

The governing Progressive Conservatives were reduced to third place. 2009 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_3

Campaign 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_0

The election campaign began on May 5, 2009, after the New Democrats and Liberals voted against the Offshore Offset Revenues Expenditure Act, legislation that would have permitted the government to divert its revenues from oil and gas development in the Atlantic Ocean from debt payment, as required under current provincial law, to fund extra spending in the 2009 budget. 2009 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_4

As the Progressive Conservatives won only a minority government in the 2006 election, at least one of the two opposition parties would have been required to vote in favour of (or abstain from voting on) the legislation for it to pass. 2009 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_5

Timeline 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_1

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  • June 13, 2006 - Rodney MacDonald's Progressive Conservatives are elected to a minority government.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_0
  • June 20, 2006 - Liberal leader Francis MacKenzie resigns.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_1
  • February 20, 2007 - Cumberland North MLA Ernie Fage is suspended from the Progressive Conservative caucus after Halifax Police charge him with failing to remain at the scene of an accident, following an incident in November 2006.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_2
  • March 1, 2007 - NDP MLA Kevin Deveaux resigns his seat of Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_3
  • April 28, 2007 - Stephen McNeil is elected leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_4
  • October 2, 2007 - Becky Kent of the NDP is elected in the Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage byelection.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_5
  • December 18, 2007 - Fage is convicted of leaving the scene of an accident, and is expelled from the Progressive Conservative caucus.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_6
  • March 2, 2009 - Lunenburg MLA and Finance Minister Michael Baker dies.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_7
  • May 4, 2009 - Government is defeated on a budget bill (Bill 240 - Offshore Offset Revenues Expenditure Act (amendments to Provincial finance Act)).2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_8
  • May 5, 2009 - Legislature is officially dissolved and election is called for June 9, 2009.2009 Nova Scotia general election_item_0_9

Results by party 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_2

Candidates lined up. 2009 Nova Scotia general election_sentence_6

Results by region 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_3

2009 Nova Scotia general election_table_general_0

Party name2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_0 HRM2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_3 C.B.2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_4 Valley2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_5 S. Shore2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_6 Fundy2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_7 Central2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_8 Total2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_0_9
Parties winning seats in the legislature2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_1_0
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_0 New Democratic Party2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_1 Seats:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_2 142009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_3 22009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_4 22009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_5 52009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_6 42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_7 42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_8 312009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_2_9
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_0 Popular vote:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_1 54.07%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_2 40.16%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_3 27.05%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_4 43.03%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_5 41.76%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_6 50.10%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_7 45.26%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_3_8
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_0 Liberal2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_1 Seats:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_2 42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_3 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_4 42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_5 -2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_6 -2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_7 -2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_8 112009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_4_9
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_0 Popular vote:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_1 28.65%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_2 29.57%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_3 46.46%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_4 18.11%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_5 14.60%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_6 16.84%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_7 27.22%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_5_8
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_0 Progressive Conservative2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_1 Seats:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_2 -2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_3 42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_4 12009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_5 22009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_6 22009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_7 12009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_8 102009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_6_9
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_0 Popular vote:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_1 14.36%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_2 28.34%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_3 23.89%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_4 36.08%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_5 37.44%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_6 31.32%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_7 24.52%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_7_8
Parties not winning seats in the legislature2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_8_0
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_0 Green2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_1 Popular vote:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_2 2.88%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_3 1.78%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_4 2.60%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_5 1.90%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_6 1.89%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_7 1.74%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_8 2.33%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_9_9
2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_0 Independents2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_1 Popular vote:2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_2 0.03%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_3 0.14%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_4 N/A2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_5 0.88%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_6 4.32%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_7 N/A2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_8 0.67%2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_0_10_9
Total seats:2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_0 182009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_3 92009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_4 72009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_5 72009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_6 62009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_7 52009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_8 522009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_0_11_9

Retiring incumbents 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_4

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Nominated candidates 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_5

Annapolis Valley 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_6

South Shore 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_7

Fundy-Northeast 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_8

Central Halifax 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_9

Suburban Halifax 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_10

Dartmouth/Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_11

Central Nova 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_12

Cape Breton 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_13

Opinion polls 2009 Nova Scotia general election_section_14

2009 Nova Scotia general election_table_general_1

Date2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_0 Source2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_1 PC2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_2 NDP2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_3 Liberal2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_4 Green2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_0_5
2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_1_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_1_1 2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_1_2 2009 Nova Scotia general election_header_cell_1_1_3
4 Jun 20092009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_1 232009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_2 472009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_3 262009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_2_5
1 Jun 20092009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_1 262009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_2 442009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_3 282009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_4 22009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_3_5
7–16 May 20092009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_1 282009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_2 372009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_3 312009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_4_5
Feb 20092009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_1 302009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_2 362009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_3 312009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_5_5
Nov 20082009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_1 332009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_2 372009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_3 272009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_6_5
Aug 20082009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_1 332009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_2 362009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_3 282009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_7_5
May 20082009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_1 272009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_2 382009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_3 302009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_4 42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_8_5
Feb 20082009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_1 322009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_2 372009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_3 282009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_9_5
Nov 20072009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_1 322009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_2 392009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_3 252009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_10_5
Aug 20072009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_1 322009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_2 352009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_3 282009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_4 52009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_11_5
May 20072009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_1 292009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_2 372009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_3 262009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_4 72009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_12_5
Feb 20072009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_1 352009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_2 362009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_3 252009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_4 32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_13_5
Nov 20062009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_1 322009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_2 372009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_3 262009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_4 42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_14_5
Aug 20062009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_0 2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_1 332009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_2 352009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_3 242009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_4 82009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_15_5
13 Jun 20062009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_0 Election2009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_1 39.62009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_2 34.62009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_3 23.42009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_4 2.32009 Nova Scotia general election_cell_1_16_5


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