Clare (electoral district)

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Clare (electoral district)
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Map of Nova Scotia showing former electoral district of Clare.png
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
District created 1949
District abolished 2013
Last contested 2009
Demographics
Population (2011) 8,307
Electors 6,905
Census divisions Digby County
Census subdivisions Municipality of the District of Clare

Clare is a former provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada which existed between 1949-2013. It elected one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. In its last configuration, the electoral district included the Municipality of the District of Clare, an Acadian area occupying the southwestern half of Digby County.

The electoral district was abolished following the 2012 electoral boundary review and was largely replaced by the new electoral district of Clare-Digby.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

The electoral district was represented by the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Legislature Years Member Party
61st 2009–2013 Wayne Gaudet Liberal
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003
57th 1998-1999
56th 1993-1998
55th 1988-1993     Guy LeBlanc Progressive Conservative
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984 Chester Melanson Liberal
52nd 1978-1981 Benoit Comeau Liberal
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974
49th 1967-1970
48th 1963-1967     Hector J. Pothier Progressive Conservative
47th 1960-1963 Pierre E. Belliveau Liberal
46th 1956-1960
45th 1953-1956
44th 1949-1953     Desire J. Comeau Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Wayne Gaudet 3,392 64.68
     New Democratic Party Paul Comeau 1,326 25.29
     Progressive Conservative Jimmy Doucet 459 8.75
Green Diane Bean 67 1.28
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Wayne Gaudet 2,803 48.53
     Progressive Conservative Arnold LeBlanc 1,622 28.08
     New Democratic Party Paul Comeau 1,269 21.97
Green Diane Doucet-Bean 82 1.42
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Wayne Gaudet 3,547 61.55
     Progressive Conservative Marc Boudreau 1,456 25.26
     New Democratic Party Don Melanson 760 13.19
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Wayne Gaudet 2,705
     Progressive Conservative Paul Comeau 2,355
     New Democratic Party Don Melanson 1,078
     Nova Scotia Party Anne Marie Boyer 43

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