Peter G. Christie

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The Honourable
Peter G. Christie
3rd Mayor of Bedford
In office
1988–1991
Preceded by Keith A. Roberts
Succeeded by Peter J. Kelly
MLA for Bedford-Fall River
In office
1999–2003
Preceded by Francene Cosman
Succeeded by Riding dissolved
MLA for Bedford
In office
2003–2006
Preceded by New riding
Succeeded by Len Goucher
Minister of Finance
In office
August 18, 2003 – February 2006
Premier John Hamm
Preceded by Neil LeBlanc
Succeeded by Michael Baker
Personal details
Political party Progressive Conservative

Peter G. Christie (born March 9, 1941) is a former accountant and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Bedford-Fall River and then Bedford in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1999 to 2006 as a Progressive Conservative member.[1]

He was born in Halifax and was educated at Dalhousie University. Christie is married to the former Joan Wilson. He received his designation as certified management accountant from the Canadian Society of Management Accountants and went on to serve as vice president of finance for H. H. Marshall Ltd. Christie was elected Mayor of Bedford in 1988 and served until 1991.[2][3]

Christie first attempted to enter provincial politics in the 1998 election, but lost to Liberal incumbent Francene Cosman by 313 votes.[4] He ran again in the 1999 election,[5] winning the Bedford-Fall River riding by over 3,800 votes.[6] In August 1999, Christie was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Community Services.[7][8] In December 2002, Christie was shuffled to Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.[9] Following his re-election in 2003,[10] Christie was named Minister of Finance.[11] When Rodney MacDonald took over as premier in February 2006, Christie was left out of cabinet as he was planning to retire from politics.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral History for Bedford" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  2. ^ "The Honourable Peter Christie". Cabinet of the Province of Nova Scotia. Archived from the original on June 15, 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Town of Bedford elected officials" (PDF). Halifax Regional Municipality. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  4. ^ "Election Returns, 1998 (Bedford-Fall River)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  5. ^ "Bedford-Fall River candidates can't escape jail". The Chronicle Herald. July 20, 1999. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Election Returns, 1999 (Bedford-Fall River)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Four rookie MLAs named to Tory team". The Chronicle Herald. August 14, 1999. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Hamm shrinks cabinet". The Chronicle Herald. August 14, 1999. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  9. ^ "Purves new health boss". The Chronicle Herald. December 20, 2002. Archived from the original on March 26, 2003. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  10. ^ "Election Returns, 2003 (Bedford)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 2003. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  11. ^ "New faces, new jobs among 15 in cabinet". The Chronicle Herald. August 16, 2003. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  12. ^ "MacDonald mixes cabinet with old and new". CBC News. February 23, 2006. Retrieved 2015-04-07.