Next Nova Scotia general election

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Next Nova Scotia general election
Nova Scotia
2013 ←
40th → 41st
outgoing members ←

51 seats in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
26 seats needed for a majority
  Stephen McNeil color-balanced.jpg Jamie Baillie, Leader of the PC Party of Nova Scotia.jpg
Leader Stephen McNeil Jamie Baillie Gary Burrill
Party Liberal Progressive Conservative New Democratic
Leader since April 28, 2007 October 26, 2010 February 27, 2016
Leader's seat Annapolis Cumberland South Running in Halifax Chebucto
Last election 33 seats, 45.71% 11 seats, 26.31% 7 seats, 26.84%
Current seats 34 10 5

Incumbent Premier

Stephen McNeil
Liberal



The 40th Nova Scotia general election will be held when the provincial government passes "an Order in Council calling an election", as the Nova Scotia Elections Act does not provide for fixed election dates.[1]

No Assembly may continue for longer than five years and forty days after the issuing of writs for the previous election,[2] making an election probable for 2018, as the writs were issued on September 7, 2013. Upon the expiration of the Legislature, on October 18, 2018, the Lieutenant Governor is not required to call an election, but section 8(2) of the House of Assembly Act requires Parliament to meet once in each half of the calendar year. The election must be held on a Tuesday at least 30 days after the date the writ of election is issued, but no maximum period is provided.[3]

Timeline[edit]

Party standings[edit]

Party Leader Seats
2013 Current
Liberal Stephen McNeil 33 34
Progressive Conservative Jamie Baillie 11 10
New Democratic Gary Burrill 7 5
  Independent 0 1
  Vacant 0 1
Total 51 51

Retiring incumbents[edit]

New Democrats

Nominated candidates[edit]

Annapolis Valley[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Annapolis Stephen McNeil Stephen McNeil
Clare-Digby Gordon Wilson Gordon Wilson
Hants West Chuck Porter Janice Munroe Dodge[14] Chuck Porter
Kings North John Lohr John Lohr
Kings South Keith Irving Keith Irving
Kings West Leo Glavine Leo Glavine

South Shore[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Argyle-Barrington Chris d'Entremont Chris d'Entremont
Chester-St. Margaret's Denise Peterson-Rafuse Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Lunenburg Suzanne Lohnes-Croft Brian Pickings[15] Suzanne Lohnes-Croft
Lunenburg West Mark Furey Mark Furey
Queens-Shelburne Sterling Belliveau
Yarmouth Zach Churchill Zach Churchill

Fundy-Northeast[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Larry Harrison Larry Harrison
Colchester North Karen Casey Karen Casey
Cumberland North Terry Farrell Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin[16] Terry Farrell
Cumberland South Jamie Baillie Jamie Baillie
Hants East Margaret Miller Margaret Miller
Truro–Bible Hill–Millbrook–Salmon River Lenore Zann Lenore Zann

Central Halifax[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Clayton Park West Diana Whalen Diana Whalen
Fairview-Clayton Park Patricia Arab Patricia Arab
Halifax Armdale Lena Diab Lena Diab
Halifax Chebucto Gary Burrill Joachim Stroink John Wesley Chisholm[17] Joachim Stroink
Halifax Citadel-Sable Island Labi Kousoulis Labi Kousoulis
Halifax Needham Lisa Roberts Rod Wilson Andy Arsenault[18] Thomas Trappenberg[19] Vacant

Suburban Halifax[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Bedford Kelly Regan Valerie White[20] Kelly Regan
Halifax Atlantic Brendan Maguire Brendan Maguire
Hammonds Plains-Lucasville Ben Jessome Ben Jessome
Sackville-Beaver Bank Stephen Gough Stephen Gough
Sackville-Cobequid Dave Wilson John Giannakos[21] Dave Wilson
Timberlea-Prospect Iain Rankin Iain Rankin
Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank Bill Horne Bill Horne

Dartmouth/Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage Joyce Treen Joyce Treen
Cole Harbour-Portland Valley Tony Ince Tony Ince
Dartmouth East Tim Halman[22] Andrew Younger (Independent) Andrew Younger
Dartmouth North Joanne Bernard Melanie Russell[23] Joanne Bernard
Dartmouth South Marian Mancini Marian Mancini
Eastern Shore Kevin Murphy Kevin Murphy
Preston-Dartmouth Keith Colwell Keith Colwell

Central Nova[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Antigonish Randy Delorey Randy Delorey
Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie Lloyd Hines Lloyd Hines
Pictou Centre Pat Dunn Pat Dunn
Pictou East Tim Houston Tim Houston
Pictou West Karla MacFarlane Karla MacFarlane

Cape Breton[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   PC   Green   Other
Cape Breton Centre David Wilton David Wilton
Cape Breton-Richmond Michel Samson Michel Samson
Glace Bay Geoff MacLellan Geoff MacLellan
Inverness Allan MacMaster Allan MacMaster
Northside-Westmount Eddie Orrell Eddie Orrell
Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Alfie MacLeod Alfie MacLeod
Sydney-Whitney Pier Derek Mombourquette Derek Mombourquette
Victoria-The Lakes Pam Eyking Keith Bain[24] Pam Eyking

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Last Day of Polling Link Liberal PC NDP Green
MQO Research July 19, 2016 [1] 63 17 16 3
Corporate Research Associates May 31, 2016 [2] 59 21 18 2
MQO Research April 9, 2016 [3] 59 17 20 3
Corporate Research Associates March 1, 2016 [4] 56 23 16 5
Corporate Research Associates December 1, 2015 [5] 64 17 17 2
Corporate Research Associates September 2, 2015 [6] 50 20 28 2
Corporate Research Associates June 1, 2015 [7] 50 19 27 3
Corporate Research Associates February 28, 2015 [8] 58 20 18 3
Corporate Research Associates November 26, 2014 [9] 64 18 15 3
Corporate Research Associates September 1, 2014 [10] 62 20 14 3
Corporate Research Associates May 27, 2014 [11] 57 21 19 3
Corporate Research Associates February 28, 2014 [12] 60 20 18 2
Corporate Research Associates November 28, 2013 [13] 58 19 19 3
Election 2013 October 8, 2013 HTML 45.71 26.31 26.84 0.85

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sample Election Calendar". Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ House of Assembly Act, section 8(1).
  3. ^ Elections Act 2011, section 29(b).
  4. ^ Canadian Press (November 16, 2013). "Former NS premier Darrell Dexter resigns as NDP leader". Global News. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Chuck Porter leaves PC caucus, cites leadership as a factor". CBC News. June 13, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dartmouth South MLA Allan Rowe dies". The Chronicle Herald. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ "NDP MLAs Gordie Gosse, Frank Corbett resign". The Chronicle Herald. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Nova Scotia Liberals win 2 byelections, lose Dartmouth South". CBC News. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Environment Minister Andrew Younger fired from Liberal cabinet, caucus". CBC News. November 5, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Chuck Porter, former Progressive Conservative MLA, joins Liberals". CBC News. February 17, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Nova Scotia's New Democrats elect Gary Burrill as new leader". CBC News. February 27, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Maureen MacDonald retires from provincial politics after 18 years as MLA". CBC News. April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Queens Shelburne MLA Sterling Belliveau announces he won't run again". Queen's County Advance. June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Summerville's Janice Munroe Dodge to represent Hants West Tories". The Register/Advertiser. August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Progressive Conservatives nominate Brian Pickings in Lunenburg". Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia. July 26, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Smith-McCrossin acclaimed as Tory candidate in Cumberland North". Cumberland News Now. May 26, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  17. ^ "John Wesley Chisholm is Progressive Conservative Candidate in Halifax Chebucto". Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia. July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Arsenault wins Tory nod for Halifax Needham". The Chronicle Herald. July 20, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Thomas Trappenberg runs for Green Party in Halifax Needham". CBC News. August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Seniors advocate Valerie White will campaign for PCs in Bedford". The Chronicle Herald. June 8, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Giannakos to carry PC banner in Sackville-Cobequid". Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia. August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Halman to carry Tory banner in Dartmouth East". The Chronicle Herald. June 18, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Russell to carry PC banner in Dartmouth North". Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia. August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Bain attempts comeback". Cape Breton Post. May 26, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016.