61st General Assembly of Nova Scotia

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61st General Assembly of Nova Scotia is an assembly of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly that was determined in the 2009 Nova Scotia election.The first session of the General Assembly last between 25 June 2009 to 25 March 2010. The second session began on 25 March 2010 with a Speech from the Throne.

Membership changes in the 61st Assembly[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
2009 2010 2011 2013
Jun 9 Sep 4 Sep 10 Oct 20 Feb 9 Mar 11 Mar 25 Jun 22 Sep 8 Oct 26 Jan 10 Mar 25 Jun 21 May 29 June 19
     NDP 31 32 31
     Liberal 11 10 12 13 12
     Progressive Conservative 10 9 8 9 8 7 8 7 6 7
     Independent 0 1 0
Total members 52 51 50 52 51 50 52 51 52 51 52 51 50
Vacant 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
Government majority 10 11 12 13 14 12 10 11 10 11 10 11 12
Membership changes in the 61st General Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
June 9, 2009 See list of members Election day of the 38th Nova Scotia general election
     September 4, 2009 Angus MacIsaac Antigonish Progressive Conservative Vacated seat
     September 10, 2009 Rodney MacDonald Inverness Progressive Conservative Vacated seat
     October 20, 2009 Allan MacMaster Inverness Progressive Conservative Elected in a by-election
     October 20, 2009 Maurice Smith Antigonish NDP Elected in a by-election
     February 9, 2010 Richard Hurlburt Yarmouth Progressive Conservative Vacated seat due to constituency expense scandal
     March 11, 2010 David Wilson Glace Bay Liberal Vacated seat
     March 25, 2010 Trevor Zinck Dartmouth North Independent Removed from the NDP caucus over constituency expense irregularities
     June 22, 2010 Zach Churchill Yarmouth Liberal Elected in a by-election
     June 22, 2010 Geoff MacLellan Glace Bay Liberal Elected in a by-election
     September 8, 2010 Murray Scott Cumberland South Progressive Conservative Vacated Seat
     October 26, 2010 Jamie Baillie Cumberland South Progressive Conservative Elected in a by-election
     January 10, 2011 Karen Casey Colchester North Liberal Crossed the floor from Progressive Conservatives
     March 25, 2011 Cecil Clarke Cape Breton North Progressive Conservative Vacated seat to run in the 2011 Canadian federal election
     June 21, 2011 Eddie Orrell Cape Breton North Progressive Conservative Elected in a by-election
     May 29, 2013 Manning MacDonald Cape Breton South Liberal Vacated Seat
     June 19, 2013 Trevor Zinck Dartmouth North Independent Vacated Seat

List of members[edit]

Riding Member Party
     Annapolis Stephen McNeil Liberal
     Antigonish Angus MacIsaac Progressive Conservative
     Maurice Smith NDP
     Argyle Chris d'Entremont Progressive Conservative
     Bedford—Birch Cove Kelly Regan Liberal
     Cape Breton Centre Frank Corbett NDP
     Cape Breton North Eddie Orrell Progressive Conservative
     Cape Breton Nova Gordie Gosse NDP
     Cape Breton South Manning MacDonald Liberal
Vacant
     Cape Breton West Alfie MacLeod Progressive Conservative
     Chester-St. Margaret's Denise Peterson-Rafuse NDP
     Clare Wayne Gaudet Liberal
     Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Gary Burrill NDP
     Colchester North Karen Casey Progressive Conservative
     Liberal
     Cole Harbour Darrell Dexter NDP
     Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage Becky Kent NDP
     Cumberland North Brian Skabar NDP
     Cumberland South Jamie Baillie Progressive Conservative
     Dartmouth East Andrew Younger Liberal
     Dartmouth North Trevor Zinck NDP
     Independent
Vacant
     Dartmouth South-Portland Valley Marilyn More NDP
     Digby-Annapolis Harold Theriault, Jr. Liberal
     Eastern Shore Sid Prest NDP
     Glace Bay David Wilson Liberal
     Geoff MacLellan Liberal
     Guysborough-Sheet Harbour Jim Boudreau NDP
     Halifax Atlantic Michèle Raymond NDP
     Halifax Chebucto Howard Epstein NDP
     Halifax Citadel-Sable Island Leonard Preyra NDP
     Halifax Clayton Park Diana Whalen Liberal
     Halifax Fairview Graham Steele NDP
     Halifax Needham Maureen MacDonald NDP
     Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville Mat Whynott NDP
     Hants East John MacDonell NDP
     Hants West Chuck Porter Progressive Conservative
     Inverness Rodney MacDonald Progressive Conservative
     Allan MacMaster Progressive Conservative
     Kings North Jim Morton NDP
     Kings South Ramona Jennex NDP
     Kings West Leo Glavine Liberal
     Lunenburg Pam Birdsall NDP
     Lunenburg West Gary Ramey NDP
     Pictou Centre Ross Landry NDP
     Pictou East Clarrie MacKinnon NDP
     Pictou West Charlie Parker NDP
     Preston Keith Colwell Liberal
     Queens Vicki Conrad NDP
     Richmond Michel Samson Liberal
     Sackville-Cobequid Dave Wilson NDP
     Shelburne Sterling Belliveau NDP
     Timberlea-Prospect Bill Estabrooks NDP
     Truro-Bible Hill Lenore Zann NDP
     Victoria-The Lakes Keith Bain Progressive Conservative
     Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank Percy Paris NDP
     Yarmouth Richard Hurlburt Progressive Conservative
     Zach Churchill Liberal

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Preceded by
60th General Assembly of Nova Scotia
General Assemblies of Nova Scotia
2009-2013
Succeeded by
62nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia