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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (1867 - )


British North America Act, 1867

Each of the Eighteen Counties of Nova Scotia shall be an Electoral District. The County of Halifax shall be entitled to return Two Members, and each of the other Counties One Member.

R.S. of Nova Scotia, 1864, c.3, s.6

The boundaries of counties, townships, electoral divisions and polling districts, for the purposes of this chapter, shall be the same as are now established.

Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1863, c.12

The dividing line between the Counties of Halifax and Guysborough is hereby established as follows: that is to say, commencing at the south-east angle of the County of Colchester, thence southwardly by a right line to a point on Ecum Secum River, at or near the bridge crossing said river, and thence by said river down stream to the ocean, and all the area lying to the eastward of said line and heretofore known as part of the County of Halifax, shall hereafter form and be known as part of the County of Guysborough.

The area annexed to the County of Guysborough by this Act shall hereafter constitute a Polling District in such County to be called number thirteen, and the boundaries of such Polling District shall be as follows: commencing at the south-east angle of the County of Colchester, thence southwardly by a right line to a point on Ecum Secum River, at or near the bridge crossing said river, thence northwardly by the line heretofore known as the dividing line between the Counties of Halifax and Guysborough, to the southern boundary line of the County of Pictou, thence westwardly by said last mentioned boundary line to the place of beginning; and the polling place in such Polling District shall be at or near the school house between Daniel Hattie's and Wallace bridge.

Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1836, c.79

That, from and after the time this Act shall come in operation, the present County of Sydney shall be divided into two separate and district Counties, that is so say: into the Counties of Sydney and Guysborough the said County of Sydney to comprise, contain and include, the present Upper District of the said County of Sydney; and the said County of Guysborough to comprise, contain and include, the present Lower District of the said County of Sydney, and the Lines and Boundaries of the said Counties of Sydney and Guysborough shall be respectively the Lines and Boundaries of the said two Districts of the said County of Sydney, as now established.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  2,381 26.28% Lab. 
POWER, Patrick Merchant  2,367 26.13% A Conf 
TOBIN, John   2,158 23.82% Unknown 
SHANNON, S.L. Lawyer  2,154 23.77% Unknown 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 ALMON, William Johnston Physician  2,528 25.55% Lib.-Cons. 
TOBIN, Stephen Commission merchant  2,486 25.12% Lib. 
POWER, Patrick Merchant  2,452 24.78% Ind. Lib. 
JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  2,430 24.56% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 POWER, Patrick Merchant  3,186 45.52% Ind. Lib. 
JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  2,979 42.56% Ind. 
ROBB, G.   834 11.92% Unknown 

By-Election:   On Mr. Jones' resignation because of an alleged breach of the Independence of Parliament Act

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1878/01/29 JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  2,981 51.92% Ind. 
RICHEY, Matthew Henry Lawyer  2,761 48.08% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 RICHEY, Matthew Henry Lawyer  3,532 28.13% Lib.-Cons. 
DALY, Malachy Bowes Lawyer  3,466 27.60% Lib.-Cons. 
JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  2,863 22.80% Ind. 
POWER, Patrick Merchant  2,695 21.46% Ind. Lib. 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 DALY, Malachy Bowes Lawyer  2,811 25.84% Lib.-Cons. 
RICHEY, Matthew Henry Lawyer  2,785 25.60% Lib.-Cons. 
JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  2,720 25.00% Ind. 
FULLER, H.H.   2,563 23.56% Lib. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Richey named Lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia, 4-7-1883

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1883/07/24 STAIRS, John Fitzwilliam Merchant  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  4,243 25.53% Lib. 
KENNY, Thomas Edward Merchant  4,181 25.15% Cons. 
STAIRS, John Fitzwilliam Merchant  4,099 24.66% Cons. 
FULLER,   4,098 24.66% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 KENNY, Thomas Edward Merchant  5,274 27.69% Cons. 
STAIRS, John Fitzwilliam Merchant  5,262 27.63% Cons. 
JONES, Alfred Gilpin Merchant  4,335 22.76% Lib. 
FARRELL, Edward Physician  4,174 21.92% Lib. 

By-Election:   On election being declared void

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1892/02/11 KENNY, Thomas Edward Merchant  Cons. 
STAIRS, John Fitzwilliam Merchant  Cons. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 BORDEN, Robert Laird Lawyer  6,170 26.53% Cons. 
RUSSELL, Benjamin Lawyer  5,997 25.79% Lib. 
KENNY, Thomas Edward Merchant  5,616 24.15% Cons. 
KEEFE, M.E.   5,472 23.53% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 BORDEN, Robert Laird Lawyer  5,705 25.67% Cons. 
ROCHE, William Coal merchant  5,577 25.09% Lib. 
KENNY, Thomas Edward Merchant  5,562 25.03% Cons. 
WALLACE, Wm. B.   5,380 24.21% Lib. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 ROCHE, William Coal merchant  7,430 26.53% Lib. 
CARNEY, Michael Businessman  7,277 25.98% Lib. 
BORDEN, Robert Laird Lawyer  6,830 24.39% Cons. 
O'MULLIN, John C.   6,472 23.11% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 BORDEN, Robert Laird Lawyer  7,386 26.80% Cons. 
CROSBY, Adam Brown Exporter and merchant  7,115 25.82% Cons. 
ROCHE, William Coal merchant  6,635 24.08% Lib. 
CARNEY, Michael Businessman  6,423 23.31% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 BORDEN, Robert Laird Lawyer  7,040 25.46% Cons. 
MACLEAN, Alexander Kenneth Lawyer  6,946 25.12% Lib. 
BLACKADDER, Edward Physician  6,879 24.88% Lib. 
CROSBY, Adam Brown Exporter and merchant  6,787 24.54% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Borden's appointment as President of the King's Privy Council for Canada and his becoming Prime Minister of Canada, 10-10-1911

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1911/10/27 BORDEN, Robert Laird Lawyer  accl.   Cons. 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 MACLEAN, Alexander Kenneth Lawyer  accl.   Union 
MARTIN, Peter Francis Contractor  accl.   Union 

Due to the Halifax explosion of December 6, 1917, the election for the riding of Halifax was postponed until January 28, 1918.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 BLACKADDER, Edward Physician  16,157 26.70% Lib. 
MACLEAN, Alexander Kenneth Barrister  15,892 26.27% Lib. 
MCINNES, Hector Barrister  11,016 18.21% Cons. 
DOYLE, James Wilfred Agent  9,537 15.76% Cons. 
HAWKINS, Arthur Charles Physician  4,141 6.84% Lab. 
WALLACE, Joseph Sylvester Advertising writer  3,763 6.22% Lab. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Blackadder's death, 22-10-1922

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1922/12/04 FINN, Robert Emmett Lawyer  8,668 54.61% Lib. 
POWER, John Joseph   4,796 30.21% Cons. 
O'CONNELL, James Joseph   2,409 15.18% Lab. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Maclean's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 2-11-1923

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1923/12/05 BLACK, William Anderson Businessman  13,365 53.90% Cons. 
REDMOND, George Alfred   11,433 46.10% Lib. 

S.C. 1924, c.63

* HALIFAX consisting of the City of Halifax, which shall return two members.

* The electorate in the County of Halifax also voted in this district.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 BLACK, William Anderson Shipping broker  18,796 32.29% Cons. 
QUINN, Felix Patrick Manufacturer  17,996 30.91% Cons. 
MARSHALL, Gordon Ross Merchant  10,815 18.58% Lib. 
FINN, Robert Emmett Barrister  10,609 18.22% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 BLACK, William Anderson Minister of Railways and Canals  17,911 28.33% Cons. 
QUINN, Felix Patrick Manufacturer  17,171 27.16% Cons. 
RALSTON, James Layton Barrister  14,139 22.36% Lib. 
MURPHY, John Real estate agent  14,007 22.15% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 BLACK, William Anderson Shipping agent  21,611 26.51% Cons. 
QUINN, Felix Patrick Manufacturer  21,280 26.11% Cons. 
JACK, Peter R. Manufacturer and broker  19,439 23.85% Lib. 
CRAGG, Edward Joseph Merchant  19,185 23.54% Lib. 

S.C. 1933, c.54

HALIFAX consisting of the city of Halifax and the county of Halifax, which shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 ISNOR, Gordon B. Merchant  24,158 28.18% Lib. 
FINN, Robert Emmett Barrister  23,312 27.19% Lib. 
GUILFORD, Robert D. Merchant  13,624 15.89% Cons. 
GASTONGUAY, Louis A. Commission merchant  13,250 15.45% Cons. 
FURLONG, John Clergyman  6,307 7.36% Rec. 
POWER, John Joseph Barrister  5,091 5.94% Rec. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 MACDONALD, William Chisholm Barrister  22,089 24.94% Lib. 
ISNOR, Gordon B. Merchant  19,398 21.90% Lib. 
DONAHOE, Richard A. Barrister  18,197 20.54% Nat. Gov. 
SMITH, Charles B. Barrister  18,114 20.45% Nat. Gov. 
FINN, Robert Emmett Barrister  9,217 10.41% Ind. Lib. 
BORGFORD, Helgi I.S. Clergyman  1,561 1.76% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 ISNOR, Gordon B. Merchant  26,407 25.15% Lib. 
MACDONALD, William Chisholm Barrister  23,616 22.49% Lib. 
MACKEEN, Henry P. Barrister  18,182 17.31% P.C. 
DWYER, Gerald Active service  18,037 17.18% P.C. 
SHAW, Lloyd R. Active service  8,937 8.51% CCF 
ROONEY, R. Leo Barrister  8,783 8.36% CCF 
MURRAY, R. Charles Secretary treasurer  560 0.53% LPP 
REGAN, O.R. Barrister  488 0.46% Ind. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Macdonald's death, 19-11-1946

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1947/07/14 DICKEY, John Horace Barrister  24,469 44.99% Lib. 
MACINTOSH, H.L. Shipwright  16,151 29.70% CCF 
MCDONALD, Alex A. Builder  13,768 25.31% P.C. 

S.C. 1947, c.71

HALIFAX consisting of the city of Halifax and the county of Halifax, shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 ISNOR, Gordon B. Merchant  33,401 29.33% Lib. 
DICKEY, John Horace Barrister  31,627 27.77% Lib. 
CONNOLLY, Joseph Patrick Barrister  18,826 16.53% P.C. 
BISSETT, Frederick William Barrister  18,223 16.00% P.C. 
MACINTOSH, H.L. Carpenter  6,018 5.28% CCF 
SHAW, Lloyd R. Secretary  5,777 5.07% CCF 

By-Election:   On Mr. Isnor being called to the Senate, 2-5-1950

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1950/06/19 BALCOM, Samuel Rosborough Druggist  24,665 57.07% Lib. 
ALLEN, Lloyd Contractor  13,696 31.69% P.C. 
NICHOLSON, J.W.A. Clergyman  4,861 11.25% CCF 

S.C. 1952, c.48

HALIFAX, consisting of the city of Halifax and the county of Halifax including

Sable Island which shall return 2 members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 DICKEY, John Horace Barrister  34,587 27.82% Lib. 
BALCOM, Samuel Rosborough Druggist  34,222 27.53% Lib. 
MORRIS, Edmund Leverett Radio commentator  26,552 21.36% P.C. 
BISSETT, Frederick William Barrister  24,112 19.39% P.C. 
MACINTOSH, Hyacinth Lawrence Carpenter  2,731 2.20% CCF 
WILSON, Lloyd Carman Assistant locomotive foreman  2,120 1.71% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 MCCLEAVE, Robert Editor  41,140 25.32% P.C. 
MORRIS, Edmund Leverett Radio commentator  41,099 25.29% P.C. 
BALCOM, Samuel Rosborough Druggist  38,504 23.70% Lib. 
DICKEY, John Horace Barrister  38,191 23.51% Lib. 
MACINTOSH, Hyacinth L. Carpenter  1,984 1.22% CCF 
WILSON, Lloyd C. Foreman  1,562 0.96% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 MCCLEAVE, Robert Editor  53,693 30.05% P.C. 
MORRIS, Edmund Leverett Radio commentator  53,255 29.80% P.C. 
DICKEY, John Horace Barrister  34,227 19.15% Lib. 
KITZ, Leonard Barrister  32,916 18.42% Lib. 
MACINTOSH, H.L. Carpenter  2,552 1.43% CCF 
WILSON, Lloyd Assistant foreman  2,048 1.15% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 MCCLEAVE, Robert Editor  42,964 23.77% P.C. 
MORRIS, Edmund Leverett Radio commentator  41,804 23.12% P.C. 
LLOYD, John Edward Chartered Accountant  41,472 22.94% Lib. 
REGAN, Gerald Augustine Lawyer  40,635 22.48% Lib. 
AITCHISON, James H. University professor  6,464 3.58% N.D.P. 
RONAYNE, Perry Stationary engineer  5,653 3.13% N.D.P. 
KUGLIN, Robert J. Clergyman  1,784 0.99% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 LLOYD, John Edward Chartered Accountant  46,274 25.29% Lib. 
REGAN, Gerald Augustine Lawyer  45,173 24.69% Lib. 
MCCLEAVE, Robert Editor  42,548 23.25% P.C. 
MACDONALD, Finlay Broadcaster  41,655 22.77% P.C. 
O'BRIEN, Allan Businessman  3,860 2.11% N.D.P. 
RONAYNE, Perry Power plant operator  3,466 1.89% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 MCCLEAVE, Robert Lawyer  46,007 25.08% P.C. 
FORRESTALL, J. Michael Businessman  40,983 22.34% P.C. 
LLOYD, John Edward Chartered Accountant  39,942 21.77% Lib. 
BUTLER, Robert J. Barrister  38,191 20.82% Lib. 
AITCHISON, Jim University professor  8,983 4.90% N.D.P. 
WALLACE, Bruce Optometrist  8,387 4.57% N.D.P. 
KENNEDY, Ignatius Jeriome Self-employed  950 0.52% Ind. 

Representation Order, 1966

HALIFAX consisting of:

(a) that part of the city of Halifax bounded by a line commencing at a point situated on the shore of the North West Arm at the western end of Jubilee Road; thence northeasterly following Jubilee Road to Connaught Avenue; thence northwesterly following Connaught Avenue to Bayers Road; thence northeasterly following Bayers Road to Windsor Street; thence northwesterly following Windsor Street and Kempt Road to the Halifax city limits; thence northerly along said city limits to the shore of Bedford Basin; thence northeasterly and along the various courses of the shores of Bedford Basin; thence northeasterly and along the various courses of the shores of Bedford Basin, the Narrows, Halifax Harbour and the North West Arm to the point of commencement;

(b) together with Sable Island and George Island.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
28 1968/06/25 STANFIELD, Robert Lorne Barrister  19,569 60.33% P.C. 
TOMPKINS, M. Gregory Physician  11,555 35.62% Lib. 
WEDDERBURN, Gus Teacher  1,314 4.05% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
29 1972/10/30 STANFIELD, Robert Lorne Barrister  17,966 56.04% P.C. 
MCGRATH, Terry Economist  10,039 31.31% Lib. 
DOLIN, Marty Executive director for family services  3,936 12.28% N.D.P. 
SEED, Tony Machine operator  121 0.38% N/A 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
30 1974/07/08 STANFIELD, Robert Lorne Barrister  14,865 49.26% P.C. 
FLEMMING, Brian Lawyer  12,282 40.70% Lib. 
SINCLAIR, Alasdair M. Professor  2,817 9.33% N.D.P. 
PITCAIRN, Brian Student  140 0.46% S.C. 
SEED, Tony Journalist  75 0.25% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 1976

HALIFAX consisting of: (a) that part of the City of Halifax bounded by a line commencing at the southeastern angle of said city boundary lines (Latitude 44(36'39"N; Longitude 63(33' 15"W); thence northerly following the eastern boundary line of the City of Halifax to the northeastern angle of Ward 5 of said city (Latitude 44(41'00"N; Longitude 63(37'33"W); thence southwesterly following the northern boundary lines of Wards 5 and 6 of said city to the centre line of the most westerly roadway of the Fairview Overpass; thence southerly following said roadway to Main Avenue; thence westerly following Main Avenue and Geizer Hill Road to the Bicentennial Highway; thence southerly and easterly following said Bicentennial Highway to Dutch Village Road and crossing the Armdale Rotary to Headwall Culvert at the head of the North West Arm; thence southeasterly following the North West Arm along the northeastern boundary lines of Wards 7 and 8 of said City of Halifax to the southern boundary line thereof (Latitude 44(36'37"N; Longitude 63(33' 35"W); thence northeasterly following said southern boundary line of the City of Halifax to the point of commencement;

(b) Sable Island.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
31 1979/05/22 COOPER, George Lawyer  16,570 40.45% P.C. 
FLEMMING, Brian Barrister  16,555 40.42% Lib. 
MCDONOUGH, Alexa Homemaker, social worker  7,590 18.53% N.D.P. 
GRAY, David F. Broadcaster  155 0.38% Ind. 
MILSOM, D. Scott Technician  64 0.16% Comm. 
SEED, Tony Journalist  27 0.07% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
32 1980/02/18 REGAN, Gerald Augustine Barrister & solicitor  16,949 41.63% Lib. 
COOPER, George Lawyer  15,710 38.58% P.C. 
MCDONOUGH, Alexa Social worker  8,009 19.67% N.D.P. 
SPURR, Charles Research assistant  48 0.12% M.-L. 
.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
33 1984/09/04 MCINNES, Stewart Lawyer  18,779 44.78% P.C. 
REGAN, Gerald Augustine Lawyer  14,411 34.36% Lib. 
HEBB, Tessa Pre-school director  8,576 20.45% N.D.P. 
KENNEDY, Ignatius Retired  174 0.41% Ind. 

Representation Order, 1987

HALIFAX consisting of: (a) that part of the County of Halifax including a portion of the City of Halifax bounded by a line commencing in Halifax Harbour at the southeastern angle of said city boundary lines (latitude 44(36'39"N; Longitude 63(33'15"W); thence southerly and westerly along the various courses of the shore of Halifax Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean to a point on the shore of Pennant Bay where Bar Harbour Lake empties into Pennant Bay; thence northwesterly in a straight line to the northwestern end of Bar Harbour Lake; thence northeasterly in a straight line to the northern end of Hospital Hill Lake; thence easterly in a straight line to the north end of Norris Lake; thence northerly in a straight line to the northern end of Ragged Lake; thence northerly in a straight line to the northern end of Bennett Lake; thence northerly in a straight line to the dam at the northern end of Spruce Hill Lake; thence northeasterly in a straight line to the nearest angle of the City of Halifax boundary line; thence northeasterly and northwesterly along the City of Halifax boundary line to a point at the northwestern end of Long Lake where said Halifax City boundary leaves the shore of said lake; thence northwesterly in a straight line to Route No. 3 at its intersection with Prospect Road; thence northeasterly along Route No. 3 to the centre of the Armdale Rotary; thence northwesterly along Dutch Village Road to Titus Street; thence northwesterly along Titus Street to Main Avenue; thence northeasterly along Main Avenue to the most westerly roadway of the Fairview Overpass; thence northwesterly along the most westerly roadway of the Fairview Overpass to the Bedford Highway; thence northwesterly along the Bedford Highway to Bayview Road; thence northerly in a straight line to the northeastern angle of Ward 5 of the City of Halifax (Latitude 44(41'00"N; Longitude 63(37'33"W); thence southeasterly and southerly following the northeastern and eastern boundaries of the City of Halifax to the point of commencement;

(b) Sable Island.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
34 1988/11/21 CLANCY, Mary Lawyer  22,470 43.00% Lib. 
MCINNES, Stewart Lawyer  19,840 37.97% P.C. 
LARKIN, Ray Lawyer  9,269 17.74% N.D.P. 
MACKINNON, Howard J. Graduate student  292 0.56% Libert. 
FIGUEROA, Miguel Journalist  151 0.29% Comm. 
SEED, Tony Journalist  134 0.26% Ind. 
MACDOUGALL, J. Basil Retired  94 0.18% Com'lth 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
35 1993/10/25 CLANCY, Mary Politician  21,326 45.91% Lib. 
VAUGHAN, Jim Appraiser  9,600 20.67% P.C. 
GREENE, Steve Businessman  6,717 14.46% Ref. 
JONES, Lynn Employment counsellor  6,214 13.38% N.D.P. 
PHILLIPS, Charles Postal worker, musician  1,383 2.98% Natl 
BIGRAS, Gilles Teacher  448 0.96% N.L.P. 
KLONOWSKI, W. Vladimir Consultant  307 0.66% G.P. 
CANNING, A.R. Art Self-employed  277 0.60% Ind. 
RIMEK, Steve Geographer  99 0.21% Ind. 
SEED, Tony Publisher  84 0.18% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 1996

HALIFAX consisting of: (a) that part of the City of Halifax described as follows: commencing in Halifax Harbour at a point between Point Pleasant and Ives Point on the southerly limit of the City of Halifax at the southwest corner of the City of Dartmouth; thence southwesterly along the southerly limit of the City of Halifax to the southeasterly production of Northwest Arm; thence northwesterly along said production and Northwest Arm to its northwesterly extremity; thence northwesterly in a straight line through the centre of the Armdale Rotary to St. Margarets Bay Road (Highway No. 3); thence westerly along St. Margarets Bay Road (Highway No. 3) to North West Arm Drive; thence northerly along North West Arm Drive and Dunbrack Street to Kearney Lake Road; thence easterly along Kearney Lake Road and its easterly production across Bedford Highway (Highway No. 2) to the westerly shore of Bedford Basin; thence northeasterly in a straight line to the northwest corner of the City of Dartmouth on the easterly limit of the City of Halifax; thence southeasterly along the easterly limit of the City of Halifax to the point of commencement;

(b) Sable Island.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
36 1997/06/02 MCDONOUGH, Alexa Social worker, politician  21,837 49.02% N.D.P. 
DONAHOE, Terry Politician  10,361 23.26% P.C. 
CLANCY, Mary Community activist  9,638 21.64% Lib. 
GREENE, Steve Businessman  2,422 5.44% Ref. 
BIGRAS, Gilles Teacher  197 0.44% N.L.P. 
SEED, Tony Journalist, designer  89 0.20% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
37 2000/11/27 MCDONOUGH, Alexa Party leader  16,563 40.34% N.D.P. 
LITTLE, Kevin Clergy  13,539 32.98% Lib. 
FITZGIBBONS, Paul Printer  7,279 17.73% P.C. 
BOYER, Amery Business owner/manager  2,346 5.71% CA 
PATRIQUEN, Mike Caregiver  627 1.53% MP 
ODDY, Michael G. Teacher  587 1.43% G.P. 
CORKILL, Kevin Dumont Technical service representative  113 0.28% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 2003

HALIFAX consisting of:

(a) that part of the Halifax Regional Municipality described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Highway No. 2 (Bedford Highway) with Kempt Road; thence northwesterly in a straight line to the most southerly extremity of Fairview Cove; thence northerly in a straight line to a point in the Bedford Basin at latitude 44(41(26((N and longitude 63(37(53((W; thence generally southeasterly along said basin, The Narrows and Halifax Harbour (passing to the east of Georges Island and the west of McNabs Island) to a point in the Atlantic Ocean at latitude 44(25(00((N and longitude 63(27(20((W; thence westerly in a straight line for approximately 20.0 km to a point in the Atlantic Ocean at latitude 44(25(00((N and longitude 63(43(10((W; thence northeasterly in a straight line for approximately 5.7 km to the mouth of the unnamed stream flowing from Bar Harbour Lake to Pennant Bay; thence northeasterly in a straight line for approximately 4.0 km to the most northwesterly extremity of Grand Lake; thence generally northwesterly along the Pennant River and the northeasterly shoreline of Ragged Lake to the Pennant River; thence generally northerly along said river and intervening lakes (The Two Lakes, Broad Falls, Moody Lake, Run Lake and Silver Lake) to the intersection of the unnamed streams flowing from Little Rock Lake and Sheas Lake; thence generally northwesterly along the unnamed stream flowing from Sheas Lake and Sheas Lake to the unnamed stream connecting Sheas Lake with Narrow Lake; thence northwesterly along said stream to a point at latitude 44(34(00((N; thence northerly in a straight line to the most southerly extremity of Spruce Hill Lake; thence northerly along said lake to its most northerly extremity; thence northwesterly in a straight line for approximately 2.4 km to Prospect Brother Road where it crosses Beaverdam Brook; thence northerly in a straight line for approximately 2.8 km to the intersection of Prospect Road with St. Margaret's Bay Road; thence northwesterly along St. Margaret's Bay Road to Highway No. 103; thence northeasterly along said highway to Bicentennial Drive; thence northeasterly along said drive to Bayers Road; thence easterly along said road to the Canadian National Railway; thence generally northerly along said railway to Kempt Road; thence westerly along said road to the point of commencement; and

(b) Sable Island.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
38 2004/06/28 MCDONOUGH, Alexa Parliamentarian  18,341 41.55% N.D.P. 
FOUGERE, Sheila Municipal councillor  17,267 39.11% Lib. 
KEEFE, Kevin Leslie Brewer  6,457 14.63% C.P.C. 
ODDY, Michael Teacher  2,081 4.71% G.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
39 2006/01/23 MCDONOUGH, Alexa Parliamentarian  23,420 46.88% N.D.P. 
MACKINNON, Martin Vice-president, finance  15,437 30.90% Lib. 
HOUSE, Andrew Lawyer  8,993 18.00% C.P.C. 
WRIGHT, Nick Student  1,948 3.90% G.P. 
SEED, Tony Publisher  164 0.33% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
40 2008/10/14 LESLIE, Megan Community legal worker  19,252 42.69% N.D.P. 
MEADE, Catherine Lawyer  12,458 27.62% Lib. 
LARSEN, Ted Businessman  9,295 20.61% C.P.C. 
WHETTER, Darryl Professor  3,931 8.72% G.P. 
SEED, Tony Editor - publisher  162 0.36% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
41 2011/05/02 LESLIE, Megan Parliamentarian  23,746 51.64% N.D.P. 
KUTCHER, Stan Medical doctor  11,793 25.64% Lib. 
NIKOLAOU, George Electrical contractor  8,276 18.00% C.P.C. 
DEWAR, Michael Student  2,020 4.39% G.P. 
SEED, Tony Journalist  152 0.33% M.-L. 

SI/2013-102

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
42 2015/10/19 FILLMORE, Andy City planner  27,431 51.73% Lib. 
LESLIE, Megan Parliamentarian  19,162 36.13% N.D.P. 
CARVERY, Irvine Retired  4,564 8.61% C.P.C. 
TRAPPENBERG, Thomas Professor  1,745 3.29% G.P. 
BEZANSON, Allan Retired  130 0.25% M.-L. 

See:HALIFAX WEST (Nova Scotia)(1979 - )


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