Lloyd Hines

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The Honourable
Lloyd Hines
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie
Assumed office
October 8, 2013
Preceded by Jim Boudreau[1]
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Lloyd P. Hines 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 Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie.[2]

Prior to his election to the legislature, Hines was a warden of Municipality of the District of Guysborough.[2]

On July 24, 2015, Hines was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Natural Resources.[3][4]

Hines was involved in a spending scandal related to his time as warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, in which he charged thousands of dollars in personal expenses and cash advances to a corporate credit card.[5] The expenses of other members of the Guysborough municipality, including Barry Carroll and Vernon Pitts, were also heavily criticized.

Hines was re-elected in the 2017 election.[6] On June 15, 2017, premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet, moving Hines to Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.[7][8]

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Lloyd Hines 2,876 39.99 N/A
     New Democratic Party Jim Boudreau 2,368 32.93 N/A
     Progressive Conservative Neil Decoff 1,947 27.08 N/A