|MLA for Cumberland North|
June 9, 2009 – October 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Ernie Fage|
|Succeeded by||Terry Farrell|
February 25, 1952 |
|Political party||New Democrat|
Brian Skabar (born February 25, 1952) is a former Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2009 provincial election. Skabar won the riding of Cumberland North, a traditionally Conservative area once held by Sir Charles Tupper. As a candidate for the New Democratic Party, he obtained 40 per cent of the popular vote and was the first NDP candidate ever elected in the district.
A resident of Amherst since 1988, Skabar is a retired public servant. He spent the majority of his government career as a social worker and also in management positions with Health Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs.
On June 29, 2009, Skabar was appointed Ministerial Assistant to the Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs, and on March 15, 2013 he was appointed Ministerial Assistant of Intergovernmental Relations and Nova Scotia/New Brunswick Co-operation.
In the 2013 election Skabar finished third in Cumberland North, winning 26% of the popular vote in a tight three-way race.
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