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Roseanne Skoke (born September 11, 1954 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) was a Liberal MP for the riding of Central Nova from 1993 to 1997. September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Glasgow (2001 population 9,432; area population 36,735) is the largest town in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... Central Nova in relation to the other Nova Scotia ridings Central Nova is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Central Nova had been considered a safe Progressive Conservative riding, but its popular MP, Elmer MacKay, did not run for reelection in 1993. Skoke was elected in the gigantic Liberal landslide of that year as the party swept Nova Scotia and won all but one seat in the Atlantic provinces. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... Elmer MacIntosh MacKay (born August 5, 1936) is a retired Canadian politician. ...


She was one of the more socially conservative members of the Liberal caucus, drawing great controversy for her remarks on homosexuality in 1995, calling it "unnatural" and "immoral."[1] Canadian social conservatives, sometimes referred to pejoratively as socons, openly support notions of natural law, tradition and conservative family values and policies. ... The word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings over time. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Due to redistribution prior to the 1997 federal election, Skoke was forced to run against fellow Liberal MP Francis LeBlanc for the Liberal nomination in her riding, which was renamed Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough. She was defeated due, in part, to controversies surrounding her. She refused to campaign for LeBlanc in the 1997 election leading some Liberals to blame her for LeBlanc's defeat at the hands of Peter MacKay. The process known as redistricting in the United States and redistribution in many Commonwealth countries is the changing of political borders (in many countries, specifically the electoral district/constituency boundaries) usually in response to periodic census results. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Francis G. LeBlanc (born 22 December 1953 in Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1997. ... Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC , MP, BA, LL.B, (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...


Skoke attempted a political comeback by running for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party later that year. She placed third. The Liberal Party of Nova Scotia is a political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


In 1998 she attempted to win a seat in the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly by running against John Hamm in Pictou Centre during the provincial election[2] but was defeated. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, located in Halifax. ... Dr. John Frederick Hamm, MLA , MD (born April 8, 1938) is the current premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Pictou Centre is a Nova Scotia provincial electoral district. ...


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Roseanne Skoke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
Roseanne Skoke (born September 11, 1954 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) was a Liberal MP for the riding of Central Nova from 1993 to 1997.
Skoke was elected in the gigantic Liberal landslide of that year as the party swept Nova Scotia and won all but one seat in the Maritimes.
Due to redistribution prior to the 1997 federal election, Skoke was forced to run against fellow Liberal MP Francis LeBlanc for the Liberal nomination in her riding, which was renamed Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough.
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