Nova Scotia Election Results

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ghoris

Moot point - Libs have won Dartmouth East - only one poll left to report and they're up by 140. How embarassing is that for Joan Massey - to lose her seat in the midst of an NDP landslide!

janfromthebruce

This is so exciting - clean sweep - and really close races where they weren't expecting them, one week ago.

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nsvotes2009/livevideo/ live video or CBC Newsworld or CTV NewsNet if you are a TV person - I am at NDP HQ here in CB Nova  where we won time, much happiness, lots of tears of joy ' The man in Dart East, Liberal, where the heck did HE come from? And GOOD for Lenore Zann, esp after all that horrid publicity she got at the beginnibg! I am happy for her!

 

Debater

As the analysts just said on CBC, it looks like this Liberal called Andrew Younger is the one who is changing the election outcome tonight for official opposition.  It is his impending win in Dartmouth East which may give the Libs the win over the Cons.

JaneyCanuck JaneyCanuck's picture

I know, poor Joanie!!! One can hope that poll is in an NDP area BUT... not likely! Oh the whoops and cheers in Nova, lots of q's as to where Paul M is, lol

JaneyCanuck JaneyCanuck's picture

I m sorry re Glace Bay! Darn, thought that would happen too, I'd like to type what I feel but I rarely use profanity - but I keep thinking of GD Jeremey Ackerman, ugh!

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Gosh, MacNeill almost looks or sounds like he is going to cry but he is getting better at speaking now....

Debater

Well I would say the results are the best possible outcome that could have happened though - the NDP got the majority, the Libs look like they will come 2nd, and the PC's look like they will finish last. Smile

ghoris

The NDP has now been declared elected in 29 seats, so the majority is safe. The only NDP seat still on the knife edge is Pictou Centre - 105 vote lead with 2 polls to report. The other NDP 'leading' seats is Halifax-Citadel-Sable Island, where the results seem to be coming in very slowly but Preyra nonetheless has a 600 vote lead. Should hold up I would think.

MacNeil speaking now in Bridgetown.

Stockholm

I would have thought that it would be better for the NDP to have the PCs be the official opposition (to the extent that it matters) since the Tories will be leaderless and in disarray for a while and the best official opposition to the NDP is a WEAK one.

On the other hand, if the Tories are third there will be less pressure on MacDonald to keep his seat and hopefully he will leave politics and the NDP can pick up Inverness in a byelection!

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There are so many telegramos here fr across the country and the provinvce - people crying, like me- happy. Can't believe as an 88 yo veteran CCFer and equally long time NDPER observed, - a man who survived the war and the mines- he _never thought he would live to see the day Nova Scotia voted as a province and elected an NDP Government!!!!!" Oh what that does to my heart and soul!!!!!!!!!

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Yes I concur Stockholm, was hoping Libs would be third, sigh

ghoris

Cape Breton seems to be the one area of the province that withstood the NDP tide, although there were very near misses in Cape Breton North and Glace Bay, and Cape Breton South looks like it was fairly competitive (a 500-vote spread with about 10 polls to report).

Dexter about to speak.

 

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Darrell is on, go to live if you do not hav e TV!!!

janfromthebruce

JaneyCanuck, I know Clair Rankin - we worked together many, many years ago for Katimavik. We were group leaders together in Cape Breton with me in Sydney and he in Marion Bridge. Wow seeing his name was a "blast from the past."

Bookish Agrarian

I just love that Dexter got out and spoke to make sure he didn't interfere with the start of Crosby's game in Pittsburgh.  If I didn't know I was in Canada, that would have done it.LaughingSmile

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It is al so exciting, I am logging off to concentrate on celebrating. Take care - janm it is great to see names of old friends isn't it? And yes, Darrell made it one min before the game starts but you have to recall that he reps Cole Harbour, home town of one Sidney Crosby who gave Darrell one of his jersey's - which if you pardon the pun, Darrell was sporting yesterday morning, lol Bye for now!!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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Good show! Smile

Basement Dweller

I'm not surprised to the see some resistance to an NDP government in the more Upper Middle Class suburban parts of Halifax. I think thats reflected in the loss in Dartmouth East and the disappointing NDP results in Halifax Clayton Park and Bedford.

OTOH there are absolutely huge swings to the NDP in some rural areas with economic difficulties.

Bookish Agrarian

JaneyCanuck wrote:

It is al so exciting, I am logging off to concentrate on celebrating. Take care - janm it is great to see names of old friends isn't it? And yes, Darrell made it one min before the game starts but you have to recall that he reps Cole Harbour, home town of one Sidney Crosby who gave Darrell one of his jersey's - which if you pardon the pun, Darrell was sporting yesterday morning, lol Bye for now!!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Great job to all Nova Scotia New Dems. 

I was aware of the significane of Sid the Kid from Cole Harbour.  I just love that Dexter did that.  If I didn't like the guy already - I would just from that!!!!  Now there's someone of the people!

Farmpunk

I noticed from a recent story that the NS NDP won some new rural seats. 

Any info as to what turned the tide there?

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Dexter on CBC just said there are no wild lefties in his new caucus.Laughing

Bookish Agrarian

Just listening to Dexter. It is pretty clear that Dexter gets it and that the NDP made rural Nova Scotia a priority

Tommy_Paine

Hip Hip, Hazzah!

Hip Hip, Hazzah!

Hip Hip, Hazzah!

Debater

They are saying that if Andrew Younger wins in Dartmouth East, he will be a new rising star as the only person tonight to beat an NDP incumbent and give the Liberals the official opposition over the PC's.

janfromthebruce

congrats to the NSNDP for making all NDPers across Canada so very proud - yippy for the orange sweater team!

Farmpunk

Yeah, neat story Dex told about living in the city and the country as a kid. 

 

Peter3

I'm just posting this linked headline from CBC to see if anybody out there bites.

 Voters turn south shore orange.

Cool

Peter3

Hey guys, well done.

See you in Halifax in August.

Debater

Andrew Younger has now been officially elected in Dartmouth East:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nsvotes2009/ridings/018/

KenS

Farmpunk wrote:

I noticed from a recent story that the NS NDP won some new rural seats. 

Any info as to what turned the tide there?

If it isn't talked up here, take that question to the thread that was opened about whether the NSNDP has something to say for fed. But it can be expanded beyond that.

I live in the first rural seat we won big in 1998, and the only one we held after the backslide of 1999.

I just thought of this, but I think that, counterintuitively, it might be easier for the NDP to win where seats are smaller and some are more strongly rural and small town. Which federal seats,  and Ontario provincial seats, only are in the north.

chuckstraight

Excellent news from Nova Scotia- maybe there would be a place for a BC NDPer fed up with Gordon Campbell.

 

Go NDP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

janfromthebruce

Debater wrote:

Andrew Younger has now been officially elected in Dartmouth East:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nsvotes2009/ridings/018/

that was so close - 170 votes - I wonder if there will be an automatic recount.

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adma

Could Joan Massey run federally?

Vansterdam Kid

Congrats folks. No "moral victories" tonight. Laughing

Pennywise

From the Annapolis Valley - Jim Morton, given no support from the head office, has beaten Mark Parent!  Minister, 'nice guy'.  Ramona Jennex, given a fair amount of support from the head office, has beaten David Morse, Minister.  Hants West, came third, a surprise that the Liberal didn't take it - Porter kept it - quite amazing. 

I was a poll clerk, and saw a LOT of young people.  A number of people who didn't seem familiar with voting procedures but were of the age to have voted many times - one (much) older woman, English as a second language,  just walked in and handed her ballot to the DRO and said "I want to vote NDP". 

So, maybe we've engaged those who felt disenfranchised before.  Spoke to Jim and he said he wants to be kept accountable by those of us activists, grass roots people so he doesn't lose awareness of what the needs are.  So, let's take him/them at their word, and not let just being 'better than Rodney' be good enough.  We need to hold them to our policies, progressive, aware of vulnerable people who desperately need our support.

Who is going to be Ministers?  THAT"s the big question.....

Unionist

Way to go! I think I know how NSers must feel - I felt this way 40 years ago this very month (if memory serves). But you won't catch me bragging about how far ahead the West is...

 

NorthReport

JaneyCanuk,

I just love your enthusiasm. Thanks for keeping the faith all those long years.

Jack Layton hears you, and now maybe the rest of the NDP naysayers here, and elsewhere, will get it, and get off their stupid negativity. The NDP must be the only party that's eats their own during an election campaign.

If people want a moral compass they can go to church. The NDP is a political party and their goal is to win.

Once again kudos to you JaneyCanuk, and everyone else who contributed to this magnificant win.

You made history tonite, and don't you ever forget it.

Let's move on to Ottawa and New Brunswick next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ghoris

Some interesting points:

Not a single seat changed hands on Cape Breton Island. What's more, the results there are extremely disproportionate - the NDP won 2 seats with 40.2% of the vote, the Liberals won 3 with 29.6%, and the Tories won 4 with 28.3% - in other words, the Tories won the fewest votes but got the most seats! (Anybody think the Tories will do nearly as well next time with a non-Cape Breton leader?)

In Halifax-Atlantic, John Buchanan's former seat, the Tories got a miserable 11% of the vote. The two Tory incumbents in HRM both ran third in their ridings.

The two Tory backbenchers - Porter (Hants West) and Bain (Victoria-The Lakes) and the Speaker - MacLeod (Cape Breton West) all survived, but the Cabinet got slaughtered - 9 of the 16 ministers running for re-election were defeated. The two seats held by ministers not re-offering were both lost to the NDP (Truro-Bible Hill and Colchester-Musquodobit Valley).

Halifax-Clayton Park was not very close at all in the end - Whelan won by 1,100 votes.

Maritimarr must be blushing (Liberal) red after the NDP sweep of the South Shore - the supposedly 'endangered' Vicki Conrad won 60% of the vote in Queens and the only seat that was even close was Lunenberg West. Ditto Jaihu and the other Liberal/Tory sock puppets.

The NDP appears to have done very well in the provincial seats that make up Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodobit Valley - any chance this will translate into the federal byelection? One would think Harper is going to wait as long as possible now that a Tory coronation looks less likely.

David Young

janfromthebruce wrote:

Debater wrote:

Andrew Younger has now been officially elected in Dartmouth East:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nsvotes2009/ridings/018/

that was so close - 170 votes - I wonder if there will be an automatic recount.

______________________________________________________________________________________ Our kids live together and play together in their communities, let's have them learn together too!

There won't be a recount unless there were so many spoiled ballots that they might change the outcome when re-examined.

This is not the first time that Dartmouth East has bucked provincial trends.

In 1984, Liberal Jim Smith won Dartmouth East from a P.C. when the rest of the Province was voting Conservative.

Joan Massey would make an interesting federal candidate in Dartmouth.

Just imagine what Peter MacKay (4 Provincial seats NDP, 1 P.C.) and Gerald Keddy (5 Provincial seats NDP) are thinking tonight!

Plus, in Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, 3 of 5 seats went NDP!

Maybe we won't be seeing a federal by-election there as soon as some of us were thinking!

Stay tuned!

 

Krago

First-past-the-post = big NDP majority in Nova Scotia

Proportional representation = two fascists elected in England

Fidel

Unionist wrote:

Way to go! I think I know how NSers must feel - I felt this way 40 years ago this very month (if memory serves). But you won't catch me bragging about how far ahead the West is...

Actually I think Manitoba and Sask have some of the lower unemployment rates right now. And Saskatchewan is a veritable haven for public enterprise and social democratic progress compared to the more neoliberalised provinces.

mimeguy

Congratulations to all new democrats.  Well done and very exciting.

 

Debater

janfromthebruce wrote:

Debater wrote:

Andrew Younger has now been officially elected in Dartmouth East:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nsvotes2009/ridings/018/

that was so close - 170 votes - I wonder if there will be an automatic recount.

 

Doesn't the difference have to be less than one percentage point for there to be an automatic re-count?

Hunky_Monkey

Debater wrote:
They are saying that if Andrew Younger wins in Dartmouth East, he will be a new rising star as the only person tonight to beat an NDP incumbent and give the Liberals the official opposition over the PC's.

 

Honestly though, the Liberals did piss poor tonight.  They got less seats than they did under Danny Graham.  And they're one... ONE... seat ahead of the Tories.  And they got less than 3% more of the vote than the Tories.  Not sure how celebratory many Liberals will be... or should be.

And with Younger, you get a self-promoting blowhard who won because all the Tory vote collapsed and it appears it went to him (Tory vote went from 33% to 10%).  One of his HRM councillor colleagues said it was HRM's win and NS's loss tonight.

If the Tories pick a half decent leader, being one seat out of official opposition isn't going to matter especially considering their long history in this province.

But so many highlights tonight... strong NDP wins in rural NS like Colchester and Cumberland.  WOW!  And Zann winning Truro Bible-Hill when critics around here said... get this... she was too "exotic" for that riding.  She won with 48% of the vote Laughing

Michelle

Congratulations!  Fabulous news!  :)

Hunky_Monkey

Um... Barbara Gallagher didn't win... sadly :(  Great candidate.

Wilf Day

Hunky_Monkey wrote:
Um... Barbara Gallagher didn't win... sadly :(  Great candidate.

Elections Nova Scotia says she did.

Fidel

Yes, Barbara Gallagher by a landslide: 6052 votes

Paula Lunn(Liberal): 1498

[url=http://www.electionsnovascotia.ns.ca/pdf/9June2009%20Unofficial%20Result... election results(pdf)[/url]

Wilf Day

No one on CBC mentioned our 29% female caucus, although 29% is not bad:

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Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Chester-St. Margaret's, new

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Ramona Jennex, Kings South, new

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Pam Birdsall, Lunenburg, new

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Lenore Zann, Truro-Bible Hill, new

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Becky Kent, Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage, re-elected

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Michele Raymond, Halifax Atlantic, re-elected

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Vicki Conrad, Queens, re-elected

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Maureen MacDonald, Halifax Needham, re-elected

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Marilyn More, Dartmouth South-Portland Valley, re-elected

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