Iain Rankin (politician)
|MLA for Timberlea-Prospect|
October 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Bill Estabrooks|
|Liberal Caucus Chair|
April 9, 1983 |
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Political party||Nova Scotia Liberal Party|
|Residence||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
Iain Rankin is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2013 provincial election. A member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, he represents the electoral district of Timberlea-Prospect.
Originally from Mabou, Nova Scotia, Rankin grew up in Timberlea, and is the son of long term HRM city councilor Reg Rankin of District 12. Rankin returned to Nova Scotia in 2011, after living in a number jurisdictions throughout Canada. While living in Ottawa and Quebec, Rankin worked with many non-profit groups, including The Matthew House and the Ottawa Furniture Bank and Refugee Shelter. After working as Director of Operations in commercial development.
Rankin first sought election in 2013 and was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. While in government he is the Chair of the Liberal Caucus. He is Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. He is a member of the Assembly Matters and Private & Local Bills Committees. He is also a member of the House of Assembly Management Commission. In 2014, Rankin was elected President to the provincial section of the francophone parliamentarian association, with controversy, when the membership broke from tradition by not electing a member of the opposition party.
|New Democratic Party||Linda Moxsom-Skinner||2,230||25.90||-44.31|
|Progressive Conservative||Dr. Bruce Pretty||1,608||18.86||+10.17|
Rankin a rescue dog owner, support the Nova Scotia's Government's plan to make tying pets up for longer than 12 hours illegal. In 2014 with the support of local residents, Rankin participated in a campaign with lawn signs target speeders with message to slow down. Through a private member’s bill and was passed by the legislature, Rankin submitted Bill 176 which will restrict Otter Lake Waste Facility the to its current height and size.
Rankin holds a Golf Club Management Diploma from Holland College and a BBA from Mount Saint Vincent University. Currently Rankin is enrolled in a Master of Arts in International Politics organized by the Centre Européen Recherches Internationales Stratégiques (CERIS) in partnership with the College d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires of the Université Paris.
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- "Halifax lawn signs target speeders with message to slow down". CBC News. October 28, 2014. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
- "Otter Lake landfill bill causes commotion". The Chronicle Herald. May 20, 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- "Dirty debate: Halifax city council concerned about Otter Lake landfill". Metro. Halifax. May 18, 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- "City council flips its municipal lid over new Otter Lake legislation". The Coast. May 18, 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
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