Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Nova Scotia

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Nova Scotia

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The spring 2019 sitting of the House of Assembly finished on April 12, 2019 when 22 bills received Royal Assent and the Fall 2019 sitting commenced on September 26, 2019 and ended October 30, 2019 when 20 bills received Royal Assent

Distribution of Seats in the House

The distribution of seats in the House of Assembly at the start of the fall 2019 sitting on September 26, 2019 was 27 seats for the Liberal Party, 17 seats for the PC Party, 5 seats for the NDP Party, 1 Independent Member and 1 vacant seat.

Four by-elections were held during the summer of 2019. The seat for the constituency of Sackville-Cobequid was vacated when Dave Wilson resigned on November 16, 2017. A by election was held on June 18, 2019 and Steve Craig of the PC Party was elected. Three PC Members resigned on July 31, 2019 to run for election as MPs in the October 2019 federal election; Chris d'Entremont for Argyle-Barrington, Alfie MacLeod for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg and Eddie Orrell for Northside-Westmount. The three by-elections were held on September 3, 2019 and the PC Party kept all seats by electing Colton LeBlanc for Argyle-Barrington; Brian Comer for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg and Murray Ryan for Northside-Westmount. …

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