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Nova Scotia is a parliamentary democracy. Its unicameral legislature, the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, consists of fifty-two members. As Canada's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II is the head of Nova Scotia's chief executive government. Her duties in Nova Scotia are carried out by the Lieutenant-Governor, Mayann E. Francis. The government is headed by the Premier, Rodney MacDonald, who took office February 22, 2006. Halifax is home to the House of Assembly and Lieutenant-Governor. Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, located in Halifax. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English, French (Canadian Gaelic) [] Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked... In Canada, the lieutenant-governor (often without a hyphen[1], pronounced ), in French lieutenant-gouverneur/lieutenant-gouverneure (always with a hyphen), is the Canadian Monarchs, or Crown, representative in a province, much as the Governor General is her representative at the national level. ... Mayann E. Francis is Director & CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, a post she has held since 1999. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... Rodney Joseph MacDonald, MLA (born January 2, 1972) is an educator and politician and the current Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

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Nova Scotia has elected three minority governments over the last decade. The Progressive Conservative government of John Hamm, and now Rodney MacDonald, has required the support of the New Democratic Party or Liberal Party since the election in 2003. Nova Scotia's politics are divided on regional lines in such a way that it has become difficult to elect a majority government. Rural mainland Nova Scotia has largely been aligned behind the Progressive Conservative Party, Halifax Regional Municipality has overwhelmingly supported the New Democrats, with Cape Breton voting for Liberals with a few Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats. This has resulted in a ⅓ split of votes on a Province wide basis for each party, and difficulty in any party gaining a majority. Progressive Conservative Premier Dr. Hamm announced his retirement in late 2005 and was replaced by Rodney MacDonald after MacDonald won a closely contested leadership convention, defeating former finance minister, and the race's frontrunner, Neil LeBlanc on the first ballot and Halifax businessman Bill Black on the second. MacDonald is the second youngest premier in Nova Scotia's history. A minority government or a minority cabinet is a cabinet of a parliamentary system formed when no political party has won a majority of seats in the parliament, typically by the party that does have a plurality. ... Dr. John Frederick Hamm, MLA , MD (born April 8, 1938) is the current premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Rodney Joseph MacDonald, MLA (born January 2, 1972) is an educator and politician and the current Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Nova Scotia New Democratic Party is a social democratic party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Nova Scotia is a political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. ... Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada NASA landsat photo of Cape Breton Island Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Míkmaq: Únamakika, simply: Cape Breton) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America. ...


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The province's revenue comes mainly from the taxation of personal and corporate income, although taxes on tobacco and alcohol, its stake in the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and oil and gas royalties are also significant. In 2006/07, the Province passed a budget of $6.9 billion, with a projected $72 million surplus. Federal equalization payments account for $1.385 billion, or 20.07% of the provincial revenue. While Nova Scotians have enjoyed balanced budgets for several years, the accumulated debt exceeds $12 billion (including forecasts of future liability, such as pensions and environmental cleanups), resulting in slightly over $897 million in debt servicing payments, or 12.67% of expenses.[1] The province participates in the HST, a blended sales tax collected by the federal government using the GST tax system. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is an organization which operates lottery games in Atlantic Canada. ... In Canada, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) combines the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) into a single sales tax. ... The Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) (Taxe sur les produits et services, TPS) is a multi-level value-added tax introduced in Canada on January 1, 1991, by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and finance minister Michael Wilson. ...


The last election on June 13th 2006 elected 23 Progressive Conservatives, 20 New Democrats and 9 Liberals, leaving Nova Scotia with a Progressive Conservative minority government. Riding map of Nova Scotia showing winning parties. ... The Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party is a centre-right political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Nova Scotia New Democratic Party is a social democratic party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


See also

Government leaders prior to responsible government. ... New Brunswick, a Canadian province, has a unicameral legislature that is at least elected once every five years at a general election. ... Premiers of the colony of Nova Scotia (1848-1867) Premiers of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ... The Arms of Her Majesty in Right of Nova Scotia, granted by King Charles I in 1635. ...

References

  1. ^ Nova Scotia Finance (2006). 2006-2007 Estimates. Retrieved on 2007-02-15.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

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1984198819931998199920032006 Number of seats won by major parties at each election This article provides a summary of results for the general elections to the Canadian province of Nova Scotias unicameral legislative body, the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. ... The 1867 Nova Scotia election was held on 18 September 1867 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1871 Nova Scotia election was held on 16 May 1871 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1874 Nova Scotia election was held on 17 December 1874 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1878 Nova Scotia election was held on 17 September 1878 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1882 Nova Scotia election was held on 20 June 1882 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1886 Nova Scotia election was held from 8 June to 15 June 1886 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1890 Nova Scotia election was held from 14 May to 21 May 1890 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1894 Nova Scotia election was held from 8 March to 15 March 1894 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1897 Nova Scotia election was held from 13 April to 20 April 1897 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1901 Nova Scotia election was held on 2 October 1901 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1906 Nova Scotia election was held on 20 June 1906 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1911 Nova Scotia election was held on 14 June 1911 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1916 Nova Scotia election was held on 20 June 1916 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1920 Nova Scotia election was held on 27 July 1920 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1925 Nova Scotia election was held on 25 June 1925 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1928 Nova Scotia election was held on 1 October 1928 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1933 Nova Scotia election was held on 22 August 1933 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1937 Nova Scotia election was held on 20 June 1937 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1941 Nova Scotia election was held on 28 October 1941 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1945 Nova Scotia election was held on 23 October 1945 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1949 Nova Scotia election was held on 9 June 1949 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1953 Nova Scotia election was held on 26 May 1953 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1956 Nova Scotia election was held on 30 October 1956 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1960 Nova Scotia election was held on 7 June 1960 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1963 Nova Scotia election was held on 8 October 1963 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1967 Nova Scotia election was held on 30 May 1967 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1970 Nova Scotia election was held on 13 October 1970 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1974 Nova Scotia election was held on 2 April 1974 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1978 Nova Scotia election was held on September 19, 1978 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1981 Nova Scotia election was held on October 6, 1981 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1984 Nova Scotia election was held on November 6, 1984 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1988 Nova Scotia election was held on September 6, 1988 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1993 election (more formally 33rd Nova Scotia general election), in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada was held on May 25, 1993 to elect members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. ... The 1999 Nova Scotia election was held on March 24, 1998 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The 1999 Nova Scotia election was held on July 27, 1999 to elect members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Riding map of Nova Scotia showing winning parties and their popular vote. ... Riding map of Nova Scotia showing winning parties. ...


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Colonial: Uniacke | Young | Johnston | Young | Howe | Johnston | Tupper
Provincial: | Tupper | Blanchard | Annand | Hill | Holmes | Thompson | Pipes | Fielding | Murray | Armstrong | Rhodes | Harrington | Macdonald | MacMillan | Macdonald | Connolly | Hicks | Stanfield | Smith | Regan | Buchanan | Bacon | Cameron | Savage | MacLellan | Hamm | MacDonald

 
 

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