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Billy Joe MacLean

Billy Joe.jpgWhat can you say about Billy Joe MacLean? He's a character - a straight-talker - a storyteller. An entrepreneur, a bar-owner - a former MLA & cabinet minister. A big Tory.

Not everything's all hunkey-dorey with Billy Joe's life story, though. Back in the 80s, he was expelled from the legislature for expense account fraud.

But these days: he's one of the longest-serving elected officials in Nova Scotia. He has so much support as the Mayor of Port Hawkesbury - no one even bothered to run against him in the last municipal election.

Steve Sutherland talked with Billy Joe this summer at his office in the Civic Centre.

Billy Joe MacLean  (runs 16:48)

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