Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

New Speakers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

New Speakers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

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The new Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly is Cecil Clarke. Mr. Clark is a graduate of Mount Allison University. After working in the Northwest Territories with NWT Housing and later Baffin Tourism and Commerce he returned to Nova Scotia where he was project manager for Sydney Mines Renewal Association.

A former federal PC candidate in 1997 for Sydney Victoria; he was first elected to the House of Assembly in March 2001, and re-elected in 2003. He served in the Cabinet as Minister of Energy, Minister of Economic Development, Minister responsible for the supervision and management of the Nova Scotia Business Incorporated Act and Minister Responsible for the Innovation Corporation Act; the NS Film Development Corporation; the Water Development Corporation and the World Trade and Convention Centre. He was elected Speaker on March 3, 2006 replacing Murray Scott who was named to Cabinet.

Speaker Clark has been active on the Board of Directors of the Cape Breton YMCA, Chair of the YMCA children's camp Barrachois; an active member of the United Church Board and a member of Mount Allison Federated Alumni.

The new Speaker of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly is Michael Malley. Mr. Malley studied at New Brunswick Community College during 1980 and 1981. He has been active role in the community as a volunteer fire fighter at the Chatham Fire Department and, for 14 years, as an ambulance driver/attendant. He also served on St. Michael's Parish Council for two terms.

For 12 years, he was a school bus driver with School District 16 and he also worked for the Department of Tourism from 1979 to 1986. …

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