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DISTRICT: Colchester-Vallée Musquodoboit
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Brooke TaylorPC479063.85%X
Gary BurrillNDP189125.21%
Carolyn MatthewsLIB6578.76%
Leona MacLeodGREEN1642.19%
June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT 1 of 1 polls reporting




Current MLA: Brooke Taylor (PC)

Riding Profile: This is largely rural area dependent on farming, lumbering and light manufacturing. It includes the communities of Middle and Upper Musquodoboit, Stewiacke, Shubenacadie, Brookfield and Hilden. Mactara is a major forestry employer. There are also greenhouse operations. Many people drive to Truro or Halifax to work.

The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Mastodon Ridge and the Musquodoboit Valley Forest Nursery are popular with locals and tourists. There are also a large number of golf courses, recreation centres and country music fans in this riding.

The population is 19,130 and the average income is $24,090. Thirty-eight per cent of citizens have some post-secondary training.


Issues: Issues include poor secondary roads and the high cost of car insurance.


Political History: This riding was formed in 1993 from all of Colchester South and part of Bedford-Musquodoboit Valley. Both ridings traditionally voted Progressive Conservative, and the Tories have won every race since the new riding was created.

Incumbent Brooke Taylor took 64 per cent of the popular vote last time.

2003: PC Brooke Taylor received 4,695 votes to defeat NDP Kathryn Belzer, who came second with 1,694. LIB Joan Barnhill was third with 908.
1999: PC Brooke Taylor received 5,465 votes to defeat NDP Jim Harpell, who came second with 1,591 and LIB Leo Stacey, who was third with 1,052.
1998: PC Brooke Taylor defeated NDP Jim Harpell by 3,162 votes.
1993: PC Brooke Taylor defeated LIB John Tilley in a byelection by 356 votes after PC Ken Streatch resigned to run federally.
1993: PC Ken Streatch defeated LIB John Tilley by 758 votes.

Voter Turnout: 65 per cent in 2003.


District Profiles

Overall Election Results
PartyElectedLeadingTotalVote Share
PC230 2339.57%
GRN00 0 2.33%
Last Update:June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT

District Map

District map - 12 Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley

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