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.

Seating plan[edit]

Churchill Colwell Theriault MacLellan Regan Younger * MacMaster Porter Bain
Gaudet Samson Glavine Whalen MCNEIL Casey * Orrell BAILLIE MacLeod d'Entremont
Belliveau More Landry MacDonald Steele **** DEXTER Corbett Peterson-Rafuse Paris Jennex MacDonell Estabrooks
MacKinnon Wilson Kent Gosse Conrad **** Epstein Raymond Preyra Skabar Boudreau Prest Smith
**** **** Morton Burrill Birdsall **** Ramey Zann Whynott

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
  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
  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
  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
Succeeded by
62nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia