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DISTRICT: Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Kevin DeveauxNDP408664.4%X
Don McIverPC120118.93%
Brian ChurchillLIB90314.23%
Beverley WoodfieldGREEN1552.44%
June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT 1 of 1 polls reporting


COLE HARBOUR-EASTERN PASSAGE (15)

Candidates:

GPNS: BEVERLEY WOODFIELD
Liberal: BRIAN CHURCHILL
NDP: KEVIN DEVEAUX
PC: DON MCIVER

Current MLA: Kevin Deveaux, (NDP)

Riding Profile: The boundaries changed in 2003, but 65 per cent of this riding stayed the same. It lost the Esso oil refinery and South Woodside neighbourhood. About one-third of the riding includes Cole Harbour and the Mi'kmaq First Nations Reserve. It also consists of the coastal communities of Eastern Passage and Cow Bay.

CFB Shearwater is the largest employer with 1,400 military and civilian people. This is the eastern part of Metro Halifax: it includes small businesses and retail as well as a fish-processing plant and the Fishermen's Cove tourist attraction in Eastern Passage. Landmarks include beaches, a golf course, and the Cow Bay "Moose" (a statue overlooking the ocean).

This is mainly a middle-class district where the average income is $29,930, and both parents work in most families. The population is 16,850.

 

Issues: Education, roads and youth recreation issues are important in this area. People are also concerned about pocketbook issues, as well as what happens to property values, land development and the future of facilities associated with CFB Shearwater.

 

Political History: NDP MLA Kevin Deveaux was won this riding three times in a row.

2003: NDP Kevin Deveaux won easily over PC Harry McInroy by 2,356 votes. LIB Brian Churchill came in third with 1,121 votes.
1999: NDP Kevin Deveaux squeaked past PC Nadine Cooper Mont by 182 votes. LIB Colin MacEachern was third with 1,500 fewer votes.
1998: NDP Kevin Deveaux defeats LIB Randy Anstey by 1,108 votes.
1993: LIB Dennis Richards defeats PC John Gold by 1,293 votes.

Voter Turnout: 62 per cent in 2003.

 


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Overall Election Results
PartyElectedLeadingTotalVote Share
PC230 2339.57%
NDP2002034.63%
LIB90923.44%
GRN00 0 2.33%
OTH000.04%
Last Update:June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT

District Map

District map - 15 Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage

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