Mark Furey

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The Honourable
Mark Furey
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Lunenburg West
Assumed office
October 8, 2013
Preceded by Gary Ramey
Minister of Justice and
Attorney General of Nova Scotia
Assumed office
June 15, 2017
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Diana Whalen
Minister of Labour Relations
Assumed office
June 15, 2017
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Mark Ignatius Furey is a Canadian politician and retired police officer, 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 Lunenburg West.[1]

Furey is a retired police officer, having served in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

On October 22, 2013 Furey was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia where he served as Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, as well as Minister responsible for Part II of the Gaming Control Act and the Minister responsible for the Residential Tenancies Act.[2]

Furey was re-elected in the 2017 election.[3] On June 15, 2017, premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet, moving Furey to Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Provincial Secretary, and the newly established Minister of Labour Relations.[4][5]

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Mark Furey 3,931 43.10
     New Democratic Party Gary Ramey 2,885 31.00
     Progressive Conservative David Mitchell 2,143 23.50
Nova Scotia general election, 2009[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Gary Ramey 3,600 39.60
     Progressive Conservative Carolyn Bolivar-Getson 3,045 33.50
     Liberal Mark Furey 2,297 25.27
Green Emily Richardson 148 1.63


  1. ^ "Rafuse one of few NDP to keep seat". The Chronicle Herald. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Premier Stephen McNeil welcomes 16-member cabinet". CBC News. October 22, 2013. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Two new MLAs for South Shore". South Shore Breaker. June 13, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Stephen McNeil shuffles cabinet, but vows not to change course". CBC News. June 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  5. ^ "N.S. cabinet unveiled: Casey now deputy premier, finance minister". The Chronicle Herald. June 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
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