Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party

2009 Nova Scotia General Election

Feature by Jay Makarenko || May 20, 2009

On June 9, 2009, Nova Scotians elected the New Democratic Party government and Darrell Dexter their premier. The NDP win had historical significance. Not only did it bring to an end ten years of rule by the Progressive Conservative Party, but was also the first time an NDP premier had been elected in Atlantic Canada. The 2009 election campaign was dominated by economic and financial issues as the province attempts to deal with the global economic slowdown, rising unemployment, and possible government deficits.

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Almanac: Rodney MacDonald

Rodney MacDonald is leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. He is the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Inverness. MacDonald served as Nova Scotia’s 26th premier from June 13, 2006, until June 9, 2009, when the Progressive Conservative Party was defeated in the provincial election. In the 2009 election, the party won 24.5 percent of the vote and 10 of 52 seats, but was reduced to third-party status behind the New Democratic and Liberal parties.

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2003 Nova Scotia General Election

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jul 1, 2003


p>On August 05, 2003, Nova Scotia voters returned the provincial Progressive Conservative Party and Premier John Hamm to government, but this time with only minority status.

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