John Holm

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John Holm
MLA for Sackville-Cobequid
In office
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by Dave Wilson
MLA for Sackville
In office
Preceded by Malcolm A. MacKay
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1947-04-19) April 19, 1947 (age 70)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political party New Democratic Party

John Edgar Holm (born April 19, 1947) is a Canadian politician from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia in the Halifax Regional Municipality.[1] He represented the electoral districts of Sackville, and Sackville-Cobequid in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1984 to 2003 as a member of the New Democratic Party.[2]

Holm entered provincial politics in the 1984 election, defeating Liberal Bill MacDonald and Progressive Conservative incumbent Malcolm A. MacKay in the Sackville riding.[3][4] He was re-elected in the 1988 election.[5][6] In the 1993 election, Holm ran in the new riding of Sackville-Cobequid, and was re-elected by almost 1,900 votes.[7][8] Holm took over as interim leader of the NDP when Alexa McDonough resigned as leader in November 1994,[9] and held the position until the election of Robert Chisholm as leader in March 1996.[10] Holm was re-elected in the 1998[11][12] and 1999 elections.[13] On January 15, 2003, Holm announced that he was not re-offering in the next election.[14]


  1. ^ The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ "Electoral History for Sackville-Cobequid" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1984" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1984. p. 121. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Buchanan Tories crush opponents in N.S. election". The Globe and Mail. November 7, 1984. 
  5. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1988" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1988. p. 125. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  6. ^ "Nova Scotia Tories win thin majority". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1988. 
  7. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1993" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1993. p. 143. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  8. ^ "McDonough vows to battle on". The Chronicle Herald. May 26, 1993. Archived from the original on October 7, 2000. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  9. ^ "McDonough resigns, shocks Nova Scotia NDP". Toronto Star. November 20, 1994. 
  10. ^ "N.S. New Democrats elect former unionist as leader". Toronto Star. March 31, 1996. 
  11. ^ "Election Returns, 1998 (Sackville-Cobequid)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  12. ^ "NDP takes metro". The Chronicle Herald. March 25, 1998. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  13. ^ "Election Returns, 1999 (Sackville-Cobequid)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  14. ^ "LeBlanc, Holm, MacEwan leaving politics". January 16, 2003. Archived from the original on November 7, 2003. Retrieved 2015-03-21.