Joan Massey

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Joan Massey
MLA for Dartmouth East
In office
August 5, 2003 – June 9, 2009
Preceded by Jim Smith
Succeeded by Andrew Younger
Personal details
Born 1958 or 1959
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Political party NDP

Joan Massey (born 1958 or 1959) is a Canadian politician, who was a member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly representing the riding of Dartmouth East for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party from 2003 to 2009.[1]

Born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Massey was educated at Dartmouth High School and the Nova Scotia Community College, Akerley Campus.[2] She worked as an administrative assistant and office manager, and serves as vice president of a family owned and operated company.[2] From 1997 to 2000, Massey was an elected member of the Halifax Regional School Board.[3][4]

Massey entered provincial politics in the 2003 election,[5] winning the Dartmouth East riding by 165 votes.[6][7] She was re-elected by 880 votes in the 2006 election.[8] In the 2009 election, Massey was defeated by Liberal candidate Andrew Younger, a Halifax Regional Councillor.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Electoral History for Dartmouth East" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Nova Scotia NDP biography". Archived from the original on February 18, 2004. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Two upset in board elections". The Chronicle Herald. October 22, 2000. 
  4. ^ "Sparks makes history in board vote". The Daily News. Halifax. October 22, 2000. 
  5. ^ "NDP pick candidate in Dartmouth East". The Chronicle Herald. June 18, 2003. Archived from the original on September 20, 2003. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Election Returns, 2003 (Dartmouth East)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  7. ^ "Cabinet minister upset by NDP". The Daily News. Halifax. August 6, 2003. 
  8. ^ "Election Returns, 2006 (Dartmouth East)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  9. ^ "Election Returns, 2009 (Dartmouth East)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  10. ^ "Younger steals Dartmouth East for Liberals". Metro. Halifax. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-23.