59th General Assembly of Nova Scotia

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59th General Assembly of Nova Scotia represented Nova Scotia from 2003 to 2006, its membership being set in the 2003 Nova Scotia election. No party held a majority of the seats, but the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia, under John Hamm, held the most and thus formed a minority government. Rodney MacDonald became PC leader and premier in February 2006 after Hamm's resignation. The Assembly was dissolved May 13, 2006, at MacDonald's request.

Seating Plan[edit]

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Division of seats[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Progressive Conservative Party 25
  New Democratic Party 15
  Liberal Party 10
  Independent 1
  Vacant 1
Government majority (minority)

List of members[edit]

Riding Member Party
  Annapolis Stephen McNeil Liberal
  Antigonish Angus MacIsaac Progressive Conservative
  Argyle Chris d'Entremont Progressive Conservative
  Bedford Peter G. Christie Progressive Conservative
  Cape Breton Centre Frank Corbett NDP
  Cape Breton North Cecil Clarke Progressive Conservative
  Cape Breton Nova Gordie Gosse NDP
  Cape Breton South Manning MacDonald Liberal
  Cape Breton West Russell MacKinnon Independent [1]
  Chester-St. Margaret's John Chataway[2] Progressive Conservative
  Judy Streatch Progressive Conservative
  Clare Wayne Gaudet Liberal
  Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Brooke Taylor Progressive Conservative
  Colchester North William H. Langille Progressive Conservative
  Cole Harbour Darrell Dexter NDP
  Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage Kevin Deveaux NDP
  Cumberland North Ernie Fage Progressive Conservative
  Cumberland South Murray Scott Progressive Conservative
  Dartmouth East Joan Massey NDP
  Dartmouth North Jerry Pye NDP
  Dartmouth South-Portland Valley Marilyn More NDP
  Digby-Annapolis Harold Theriault, Jr. Liberal
  Eastern Shore Bill Dooks Progressive Conservative
  Glace Bay David Wilson Liberal
  Guysborough-Sheet Harbour Ron Chisholm Progressive Conservative
  Halifax Atlantic Michèle Raymond NDP
  Halifax Chebucto Howard Epstein NDP
  Halifax Citadel Danny Graham[3] Liberal
  Halifax Clayton Park Diana Whalen Liberal
  Halifax Fairview Graham Steele NDP
  Halifax Needham Maureen MacDonald NDP
  Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville Barry Barnet Progressive Conservative
  Hants East John MacDonell NDP
  Hants West Ron Russell Progressive Conservative
  Inverness Rodney MacDonald Progressive Conservative
  Kings North Mark Parent Progressive Conservative
  Kings South David Morse Progressive Conservative
  Kings West Leo Glavine Liberal
  Lunenburg Michael Baker Progressive Conservative
  Lunenburg West Carolyn Bolivar-Getson Progressive Conservative
  Pictou Centre John Hamm Progressive Conservative
  Pictou East James DeWolfe Progressive Conservative
  Pictou West Charlie Parker NDP
  Preston Keith Colwell Liberal
  Queens Kerry Morash Progressive Conservative
  Richmond Michel Samson Liberal
  Sackville-Cobequid Dave Wilson NDP
  Shelburne Cecil O'Donnell Progressive Conservative
  Timberlea-Prospect Bill Estabrooks NDP
  Truro-Bible Hill Jamie Muir Progressive Conservative
  Victoria-The Lakes Gerald Sampson Liberal
  Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank Gary Hines Progressive Conservative
  Yarmouth Richard Hurlburt Progressive Conservative
Note:Premier in italics, ministers in bold.'


  1. ^ Russell MacKinnon was elected as a Liberal but left the party on April 7, 2005. In voting matters he sides with the PCs.
  2. ^ John Chataway of the Progressive Conservatives held this seat until his death on December 31, 2004. He was replaced by Judy Streatch in a 2005 by-election.
  3. ^ Danny Graham resigned as the MLA for Halifax Citadel on October 7, 2005. A by-election was set, but was then superseded by the 2006 general election.
Preceded by
58th General Assembly of Nova Scotia
General Assemblies of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
60th General Assembly of Nova Scotia