Ross Landry

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The Honourable
Ross Landry
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Pictou Centre
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 8, 2013
Preceded by Pat Dunn
Succeeded by Pat Dunn
Attorney General and Minister of Justice
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 22, 2013
Preceded by Cecil Clarke
Succeeded by Lena Diab
Personal details
Born Trenton, Nova Scotia
Political party New Democrat
Occupation police officer

Peter Ross "Ross" Landry is a retired Canadian police officer and politician.

A native of Trenton, Nova Scotia, Landry is a retired police officer, having served in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Political career[edit]

In December 2008, Landry successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Pictou Centre.[1] Landry was elected in the 2009 provincial election[2] and represented the riding until his defeat in the 2013 provincial election.[3]

Landry was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia on June 19, 2009 where he served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nova Scotia until October 22, 2013.[4]

On July 13, 2015, Landry announced that he was seeking the New Democratic Party nomination in the Central Nova riding for the 42nd Canadian federal election.[5][6] He won the nomination on July 26 and finished in third place behind Conservative Fred DeLorey and Liberal Sean Fraser.[7]


  1. ^ "RCMP officer hands in badge, tosses hat into political ring". The News. December 20, 2008. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Landry rides orange wave to the top". The News. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  3. ^ "PC's Pat Dunn regains Pictou Centre seat". The News. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic Canada's 1st NDP government takes office in Nova Scotia". CBC News. June 19, 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  5. ^ "Former MLA Ross Landry to seek federal NDP nomination in Central Nova". CBC News. July 13, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Ross Landry announces his candidacy for federal NDP in riding of Central Nova". Metro. Halifax. July 13, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Central Nova Liberals, NDP and Conservatives pick candidates". CBC News. July 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-27.