Acting Premier Offers Condolences on Death of Former MLA

Premier's Office

February 17, 2010 4:33 PM

Acting Premier Frank Corbett today, Feb. 17, offered his condolences to the family and friends of former MLA Joe Casey, who passed away Feb. 16.

"I was deeply saddened to hear that Joe Casey passed away this week," said Mr. Corbett. "I never had the privilege of working with Joe in the Nova Scotia Legislature, but I know that he was extremely dedicated to his constituents, and all Nova Scotians.

"He worked hard to represent the needs of the people of Digby and he will be greatly missed."

Mr. Casey was first elected in the riding of Digby in 1970. He represented the area until 1984, when he took a break for health reasons. He was re-elected in 1988 and served until 1997. During that time he also held the role of deputy Speaker of the House.


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     Acting Premier Frank Corbett offered his condolences today

(February 17th) to the family and friends of former MLA Joe

Casey who passed away on February 16th.

     Mr. Corbett says Mr. Casey worked hard to represent the

people of Digby.

     Mr. Casey was elected to the legislature in 1970. He took a

break in 1984 for health reasons, but was re-elected in 1988. He

served until 1997.

     During that time he also served as deputy Speaker of the

House.

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