Results, Districts & Candidates

Pictou East

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: Jun. 9, 2009 10:11 PM ADT 40/40 polls
NDP Clarrie MacKinnon 4,894 Elected
PC J. Ed Macdonald 1,984
LIB Francois Rochon 642
GRN Robbie Loftus White 129

All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Nova Scotia.

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J. Ed MacDonald PC
Clarrie MacKinnon NDP
Fran├žois Rochon LIB
Robbie Loftus White GRN


Current MLA: Clarrie MacKinnon (NDP)

District profile: Pictou East is a largely rural riding that includes Thorburn, Sutherland's River and Merigomish. The town of Westville was added after the 1999 provincial election.

The Boat Harbour and Merigomish reserves are part of this riding.

Most people are employed by the service sector or work at one of the two regional high schools. Forestry, lobster fishing along the Northumberland Strait and agriculture are still important, although less so than they once were.

District map: Pictou East (PDF)

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