News release

MLA Biographies Now Online

Biographies of every member of Nova Scotia’s legislative assembly since its founding are now online.

As part of the 200th anniversary of Province House, where elected members of the House of Assembly meet, biographies of all members since 1984 were just posted. This complements the 1984 print edition of biographies, edited and compiled by Shirley Elliott, which is also online and the 1958 edition by Bruce Fergusson.

“Now, academics, researchers, and all Nova Scotians have access to biographies of all MLAs since 1758,” said David McDonald, legislative librarian.

The biographies include information such as terms of office, positions they held, occupations, birth and death dates, political party affiliations, and family connections to other MLAs.

The new posting also includes lists of premiers, speakers, and ministers since 1984.

The information is available at, https://nslegislature.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/people/mlabios.pdf

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Biographies of every member of Nova Scotia’s legislative assembly since its founding are now online.

Biographies of members since 1984 were just posted, completing the list.

Legislative Librarian David McDonald says people now have access to biographies of every MLA since 1758.

The new posting also includes lists of premiers, speakers, and ministers since 1984.

The information is on the House of Assembly website.

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