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DISTRICT: Truro-Bible Hill
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Jamie MuirPC371147.27%X
Jim HarpellNDP224828.64%
Ron ChisholmLIB167421.32%
Barton CuttenGREEN2172.76%
June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT 1 of 1 polls reporting




Current MLA: Jamie Muir (PC), Minister of Education

Riding Profile: This riding includes the town of Truro, the village of Bible Hill, the Millbrook First Nation, and a small portion of Colchester County. It's an urban area that is home to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the Truro campus of the Nova Scotia Community College. About 1,700 high school students attend the Cobequid Education Centre.

The communities are prosperous and education levels are above the provincial average, with 15 per cent of the population holding a university degree. The average income is $24,900, and the riding's population is 19,960.

The Millbrook community has undergone a building boom, with new cinemas, a motel, an entertainment centre and a multimillion-dollar aquaculture facility at its Truro Power Centre.

Truro, "the Hub of Nova Scotia", is a retail and trade centre with stores such as Staples, Wal-Mart, and Margolians.

A large number of people are employed in manufacturing. The Crossley Carpet Factory, Stanfield's, Intertape Polymer and Scotsburn Dairy are located in Truro.


Issues: The condition of roads and a proposed $100-million hospital for Truro and the surrounding counties are concerns. No site has been chosen for the hospital, but the government says 25 per cent of its price tag must be raised privately.


Political History: This riding came into being in 1978, and has been a PC stronghold except in 1993, when Liberal Eleanor Norrie won the seat. She became a cabinet minister in a government led by Russell MacLellan.

2003: PC Jamie Muir polled 3,862 votes, 47 per cent of the total. Muir defeated NDP Jim Harpell by 1,548 votes. LIB Jeff Yuill came in third with 2,021 (24 per cent).
1999: PC Jamie Muir polled 4,747 votes, 54 per cent of the total, to defeat NDP Ibel Scammell (28 per cent) and LIB Matthew Graham (18 per cent).
1998: PC Jamie Muir defeated LIB Eleanor Norrie by 1,100 votes.
1993: LIB Eleanor Norrie defeated PC Jack Coupar by 187 votes.
1988: PC Ron Giffin defeated LIB Kirby Grant by 989 votes.
1984: PC Ron Giffin defeated LIB Kirby Grant by 2,755 votes.
1981: PC Ron Giffin defeated LIB Sylvia Roy by 2,927 votes.

Voter Turnout: 57 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 - 49 Truro-Bible Hill

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