Randy Delorey

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The Honourable
Randy Delorey
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Antigonish
Assumed office
October 8, 2013
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Maurice Smith
Minister of Environment
In office
October 22, 2013 – July 24, 2015
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Sterling Belliveau
Succeeded by Andrew Younger
Minister of Gaelic Affairs
Assumed office
October 22, 2013
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Maurice Smith
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board
In office
July 24, 2015 – June 15, 2017
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Diana Whalen
Succeeded by Karen Casey
Minister of Environment
In office
November 5, 2015 – January 12, 2016
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Andrew Younger
Succeeded by Margaret Miller
Minister of Health and Wellness
Assumed office
June 15, 2017
Premier Stephen McNeil
Preceded by Leo Glavine
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Randy Delorey 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 Antigonish.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Prior to his election to the legislature, Delorey was a professor of business management at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish.[1] He has also worked as an advocate for community-based education in rural Nova Scotia during controversial school closures in rural Nova Scotia, during which over twenty rural schools were in review for possible closure.[3][4]

Delorey received a Bachelor of Information Systems degree from St. Francis Xavier University, an MBA from the Université de Moncton, and he is a PhD candidate in management at Saint Mary's University.[3]

Political career[edit]

Delorey entered provincial politics in 2013, defeating Progressive Conservative Darren Thompson and New Democrat cabinet minister Maurice Smith in the Antigonish riding.[5][6] On October 22, 2013, Delorey was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Environment and Minister of Gaelic Affairs.[7]

Since being appointed Minister of Environment, he has passed the Importation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Prohibition Act, and has taken steps to deal with the seven million gallons of wastewater in Debert, Nova Scotia.[8]

In March 2014, he provided conditional approval for the Goldboro, Nova Scotia Liquefied Natural Gas project, which will turn Goldboro into the “energy hub” of Nova Scotia by 2018. The project will lead to a marine terminal and a natural gas liquefaction plant in that community.[9]

In July 2014, Delorey signed an agreement with Pictou Landing First Nation after a blockade of the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility used by the Northern Pulp mill. The agreement allowed Northern Pulp to continue its work to repair a broken pipe that had spilled effluent near a First Nations burial ground, and will lead to a timeline for the closure of the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility.[10][11]

On July 24, 2015, premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet, naming Delorey as Minister of Finance.[12][13]

On June 15, 2017, premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet, naming Delorey as Minister of Health and Wellness.[14]

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Randy Delorey 3882 42.78 +19.89
     Progressive Conservative Darren Thompson 2868 31.61 -4.10
     New Democrat Maurice Smith 2324 25.61 -15.79


  1. ^ a b "Nova Scotia Liberals have plenty of veterans to choose from for top posts". CTV News. October 9, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Electoral History for Antigonish" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Randy Delorey biography". Nova Scotia Liberal Caucus. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Save Community Schools". Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Tories take Pictou County ridings back from NDP". The Chronicle Herald. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Antigonish Liberals feeling upbeat and confident following Delorey's election win". The Xaverian. November 4, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Premier Stephen McNeil welcomes 16-member cabinet". CBC News. October 22, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Fate of Hydraulic Fracturing Uncertain in Nova Scotia". The Oil and Gas Journal. February 1, 2014. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Goldboro LNG Project". Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Pictou Landing chief hails Boat Harbour cleanup victory". The Chronicle Herald. June 16, 2014. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  11. ^ "Pictou Landing and NS Government reach agreement on Boat Harbour". Nova News Now. June 17, 2014. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  12. ^ "Andrew Younger sworn back in to cabinet after shuffle". CBC News. July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Cabinet shuffle: Whalen out as finance minister, Younger back in". The Chronicle Herald. July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  14. ^ "Stephen McNeil shuffles cabinet, but vows not to change course". CBC News. June 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-15.