Cape Breton Nova

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Cape Breton Nova
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
District created 1956
District abolished 2013
Last contested 2009
Demographics
Population (2011) 12,820
Electors 10,748
Census divisions Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Census subdivisions Sydney

Cape Breton Nova is a former provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada which existed between 1956-2013. It elected one member to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. In its last configuration, the district included the northern parts of Sydney including Whitney Pier, as well as a small area of Cape Breton County, all within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

The district was created in 1956. In 1993, it gained the Ashby area between Welton Street and Ashby Road from Cape Breton South and the Grand Lake Road area from Cape Breton West. It lost the Scotchtown and River Ryan/Lingan areas to Cape Breton Centre. In 2003, it lost the New Victoria area and gained part of northern Sydney. In 2013, Cape Breton Nova was absorbed by Cape Breton Centre, Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, and Sydney-Whitney Pier.[1]

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 Gordie Gosse New Democratic
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003     Paul MacEwan Liberal
57th 1998-1999
56th 1993-1998
55th 1990-1993
1988-1990     Independent
54th 1984-1988
1984     Cape Breton Labour
53rd 1982-1984
1981-1982     Independent
52nd 1980-1981
1978-1980     New Democratic
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974
49th 1967-1970 Percy Gaum Progressive Conservative
48th 1963-1967
47th 1960-1963
46th 1956-1960

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Gordie Gosse 4734 71.11 +10.19
Liberal Donnie Morrison 1554 23.34 -1.99
  Progressive Conservative Cory Hann 276 4.15 -7.92
Green Michael Milburn 93 1.4 -0.28
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Gordie Gosse 4315 60.92
  Liberal Mel Crowe 1794 25.33
  Progressive Conservative Todd Marsman 855 12.07
Green Chris Milburn 119 1.68
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Gordie Gosse 3145 45.19
  Liberal Mel Crowe 3085 44.33
  Progressive Conservative Todd Marsman 729 10.48
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Paul MacEwan 4004
  New Democratic Party Gordie Gosse 3253
  Progressive Conservative Harold Dorrington 235

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Sydney-Whitney Pier - Constituency History Nova Scotia Legislature