|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Preston|
|Preceded by||The riding was created in 1993.|
|Succeeded by||Yvonne Atwell|
|Born||1943 (age 73–74)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
A Nova Scotia Liberal, he was elected in the 1993 Nova Scotia general election in the riding of Preston. He was the Minister of the Environment, Minister responsible for the Emergency Measures Act, and the Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority in the governments of first John Savage (1993–1997) and then Russell MacLellan (1997–1998). He was defeated in 1998 by the NDP candidate, Yvonne Atwell.
In 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour.
In 2011, he was invested as a member of the Order of Nova Scotia.
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