Michèle Raymond

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Michèle Raymond
MLA for Halifax Atlantic
In office
Preceded by Robert Chisholm
Succeeded by Brendan Maguire
Personal details
Political party NDP

Michèle H. Raymond is a Canadian politician and author. She formerly served as Halifax Atlantic's NDP MLA. A Halifax-area resident since 1963, she received degrees from Yale 1978 and Dalhousie in Linguistics and Law, respectively.

In her first attempt at political office, Raymond was elected MLA in 2003, replacing Robert Chisholm, who retired.

On November 23, 2012, Raymond announced that she would not be reoffering in the next election.[1]

Prior to becoming a politician, Raymond co-founded the Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield and has been part of a campaign to reactivate the Northwest Arm Ferry. She has volunteered with the Nova Scotia Museum and is the vice-president of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and other heritage societies around Nova Scotia for which she was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal. She is also the co-author with historian Heather Watts of Halifax's Northwest Arm: An Illustrated History published by Formac Publishing in 2003. She is married to former Liberal MLA Russell MacKinnon.[1]


  1. ^ a b "MLA Michele Raymond not reoffering". CBC News, November 23, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2013.