Sterling Belliveau

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The Honourable
Sterling Belliveau
MLA for Queens-Shelburne
In office
October 8, 2013 – incumbent
Preceded by electoral district created
MLA for Shelburne
In office
June 13, 2006 – October 8, 2013
Preceded by Cecil O'Donnell
Succeeded by electoral district abolished
Minister of Environment
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 22, 2013
Preceded by David Morse
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 22, 2013
Preceded by Ron Chisholm
Personal details
Political party NDP
Residence Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia
Occupation fisherman

Sterling Belliveau is a Canadian politician who has represented the electoral district of Shelburne (now Queens-Shelburne) in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2006 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.

A native of Woods Harbour, Belliveau was a self-employed fisherman. He has volunteered his service on various boards and committees in Shelburne County, including community groups, a volunteer ambulance service, as well as organizations related to the fishing industry.

He is married to Luella Jean (Cameron) and they have two adult children and one grandchild.

Political career[edit]

Belliveau served for three terms as a municipal councilor representing District 1 (Charlesville, Forbes Point and Woods Harbour) on the municipal council for the Municipality of the District of Barrington; two of those terms he served as warden.

In 2006 Belliveau successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Shelburne. He was elected in the 2006 provincial election, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Eddie Nickerson by 65 votes.[1][2] He was re-elected in the 2009 provincial election, receiving 55.41% of the votes and increasing his vote to 2,207 over his closest challenger.[3][4] Belliveau's riding was abolished in the 2012 electoral boundary review. Belliveau was re-elected in the 2013 provincial election representing the new riding of Queens-Shelburne where he received 37.1% of the votes with a margin of 381 votes over his closest challenger.

On June 19, 2009 Belliveau was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia, serving as Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture as well as Minister of Environment.[5] He served in the Executive Council until October 22, 2013.

In June 2016, Belliveau announced that he is not reoffering in the next election.[6]


  1. ^ "Tightest races: Queens, Hants West, Shelburne". CBC News. June 14, 2006. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 2006 (Shelburne)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 2006. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Nova Scotia Votes 2009 - Shelburne". CBC. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 2009 (Shelburne)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Atlantic Canada's 1st NDP government takes office in Nova Scotia". CBC News. June 19, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Queens Shelburne MLA Sterling Belliveau announces he won't run again". Queen's County Advance. June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 

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