56th General Assembly of Nova Scotia

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56th General Assembly of Nova Scotia represented Nova Scotia between May 25, 1993, and February 12, 1998, its membership being set in the 1993 Nova Scotia general election. The Liberals led by John Savage formed the government. Russell MacLellan replaced Savage as party leader and Premier in 1997.

Division of seats[edit]

The division of seats within the Nova Scotia Legislature after the General Election of 1993

Leader Party # of Seats
  Donald Cameron Progressive Conservative 9
  John Savage Liberal 40
  Alexa McDonough NDP 3
Total 52

List of members[edit]

  Earle Rafuse Liberal Annapolis
  J. William Gillis Liberal Antigonish
  Allister Surette Liberal Argyle
  Francene Cosman Liberal Bedford-Fall River
  Russell MacNeil Liberal Cape Breton Centre
  John MacEachern Liberal Cape Breton East
  Ron Stewart Liberal Cape Breton North
  Paul MacEwan Liberal Cape Breton Nova
  Manning MacDonald Liberal Cape Breton South
  Bernie Boudreau Liberal Cape Breton The Lakes
  Russell MacKinnon Liberal Cape Breton West
  Jim Barkhouse Liberal Chester-St. Margaret's
  Wayne Gaudet Liberal Clare
  Kenneth Streatch Progressive Conservative Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley
  Ed Lorraine Liberal Colchester North
  Dennis Richards Liberal Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage
  Ross Bragg Liberal Cumberland North
  Guy Brown Liberal Cumberland South
  Alan Mitchell Liberal Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
  Jim Smith Liberal Dartmouth East
  Sandy Jolly Liberal Dartmouth North
  John Savage Liberal Dartmouth South
  Joe Casey Liberal Digby-Annapolis
  Keith Colwell Liberal Eastern Shore
  Ray White Liberal Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury
  Robert Chisholm NDP Halifax Atlantic
  Gerry Fogarty Liberal Halifax Bedford Basin
  Jay Abbass Liberal Halifax Chebucto
  Terence R. B. Donahoe Progressive Conservative Halifax Citadel
  Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax Fairview
  Gerry O'Malley Liberal Halifax Needham
  Bob Carruthers Liberal Hants East
  Ron Russell Progressive Conservative Hants West
  Charles MacArthur Liberal Inverness
  George Archibald Progressive Conservative Kings North
  Robbie Harrison Liberal Kings South
  George Moody Progressive Conservative Kings West
  Lila O'Connor Liberal Lunenburg
  Don Downe Liberal Lunenburg West
  John Hamm Progressive Conservative Pictou Centre
  Donald W. Cameron Progressive Conservative Pictou East
  Donald P. McInnes Progressive Conservative Pictou West
  Wayne Adams Liberal Preston
  John Leefe Progressive Conservative Queens
  Richard Mann Liberal Richmond
  Bill MacDonald Liberal Sackville-Beaver Bank
  John Holm NDP Sackville-Cobequid
  Clifford Huskilson Liberal Shelburne
  Bruce Holland Liberal Timberlea-Prospect
  Eleanor Norrie Liberal Truro-Bible Hill
  Kennie MacAskill Liberal Victoria
  Richie Hubbard Liberal Yarmouth

† denotes the speaker. Wayne Gaudet became speaker in 1996. Gerry Fogarty became speaker in 1997.

Former members of the 56th General Assembly[edit]

Name Party Electoral District Cause of departure Succeeded by Elected
  Donald W. Cameron Progressive Conservative Pictou East Wayne Fraser, Liberal August 3, 1993
  Ken Streatch Progressive Conservative Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley ran for federal seat Brooke Taylor, PC November 2, 1993
  Russell MacKinnon Liberal Cape Breton West Alfie MacLeod, PC October 10, 1995
  Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax Fairview elected leader of federal NDP Eileen O'Connell, NDP June 4, 1996
  Ron Stewart Liberal Cape Breton North resigned Russell MacLellan, Liberal November 4, 1997
  Bernie Boudreau Liberal Cape Breton The Lakes resigned Helen MacDonald, NDP November 4, 1997
  Ross Bragg Liberal Cumberland North died Ernie Fage, PC November 4, 1997
  Terry Donahoe Progressive Conservative Halifax Citadel ran for federal seat Ed Kinley, Liberal November 4, 1997
Preceded by
55th General Assembly of Nova Scotia
General Assemblies of Nova Scotia
1993-1998
Succeeded by
57th General Assembly of Nova Scotia

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