Brian Skabar

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Brian Skabar
MLA for Cumberland North
In office
June 9, 2009 – October 8, 2013
Preceded by Ernie Fage
Succeeded by Terry Farrell
Personal details
Born (1952-02-25) February 25, 1952 (age 65)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Political party New Democrat
Residence Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

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 for the New Democratic Party.[1] 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 Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada, formerly known as Indian & Northern Affairs Canada.[1]

On June 29, 2009, Skabar was appointed Ministerial Assistant to the Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs,[2] and on March 15, 2013 he was appointed Ministerial Assistant of Intergovernmental Relations and Nova Scotia/New Brunswick Co-operation.[3]

In the 2013 election, Skabar finished third in Cumberland North, losing the seat to Liberal Terry Farrell.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Fage loses riding to NDP". The Chronicle Herald. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on June 14, 2009. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Fresh off election win, Dexter appoints ministerial assistants and house leader". Cape Breton Post. June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Skabar gets new ministerial assistant position". Cumberland News Now. March 15, 2013. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Tories take Pictou County ridings back from NDP". The Chronicle Herald. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  5. ^ "Skabar retiring from politics". Cumberland News Now. October 9, 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-06.