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200e anniversaire de Province House

Le 11 février 2019, la Nouvelle-Écosse célébrera le 200e anniversaire de Province House.

Dans le cadre de cet anniversaire, plusieurs activités et événements publics sont en cours de planification, et un nouveau logo a été conçu afin de représenter l'architecture et les détails uniques de Province House. Des renseignements sur le logo et sur les activités à venir seront affichés sur le site Web de l'Assemblée législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse dès qu'ils seront disponibles.

Les renseignements seront affichés au https://nslegislature.ca/fr/content/province-house-200.


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MLA Biographies Now Online

SPEAKER’S OFFICE--MLA Biographies Now Online

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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.

 

Media Contact:
David McDonald
902-424-5658
Email: David.McDonald@novascotia.ca

Nova Scotians Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Province House

On Feb. 11, Nova Scotia will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Province House in Halifax.

Province House has been the permanent home of the House of Assembly since 1819. As the oldest legislative building in Canada, it has long served as a cultural asset for its rich history and unique architecture.

"Province House is the symbolic home for all Nova Scotians and the centre of our democratic process," said Speaker Kevin Murphy. "The 200th anniversary of Province House allows Nova Scotians to reflect on our shared values and achievements as a province, both past and present."

To celebrate the anniversary, public events and activities are being planned through the year. The first event will take place on Feb. 7 when Symphony Nova Scotia premières a specially composed Province House fanfare. This debut will occur at Symphony Nova Scotia's Faure and Ravel concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax. Tickets for this concert can be purchased at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

Nova Scotians are also invited to attend the Province House Concert Series, which begins on Feb. 13 with Old Man Leudecke. Other concerts will include Karen Myatt, Daniel Matto and Holly Arsenault in March, Rhapsody Quintet in May, and Danbee Ko (piano), Mark Lee (violin) and Shimon Walt (cello) in June. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Chamber.

For more information about upcoming events, including how you can attend, visit https://nslegislature.ca/about/province-house-200/events .

FOR BROADCAST USE:

On February 11th, Nova Scotia will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Province House in Halifax.

To celebrate the anniversary, public events and activities are being planned through the year. The first event will take place on February 7th when Symphony Nova Scotia premières a specially composed Province House fanfare. This debut will occur at Symphony Nova Scotia's Faure and Ravel concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax. Tickets can be purchased from the Dalhousie University Arts Centre.  Nova Scotians are also invited to attend the Province House Concert Series. The first concert, taking place on February 13th, will feature Old Man Leudecke.

For more information about upcoming events, please visit the legislature website.

Portrait Unveiled of First NDP Premier

A portrait of the first NDP premier of Nova Scotia was unveiled today, Nov. 27, in the legislative chamber of Province House in Halifax.

Darrell Dexter was premier from 2009 to 2013. The portrait installation represents the historical significance of the NDP forming government in 2009.

"I thank Premier Stephen McNeil and House of Assembly Speaker Kevin Murphy for this honour,” said Mr. Dexter. “I am humbly aware that this portrait installation honours the contribution of thousands of women and men over many decades. I was the first NDP leader to become premier, but politics is a team endeavour."

The portrait joins those of many prominent figures including Wayne Adams, the first African Nova Scotian to be elected to the House of Assembly and the first African Nova Scotian member of the executive council, and Gladys Porter the first woman elected to the House of Assembly in 1960.
 

“Throughout Province House we have artwork on display that showcases the historical timeline of the province,” said Mr. Murphy. “The addition of a portrait of Nova Scotia’s first NDP premier provides the opportunity to recognize the achievement of Nova Scotia’s New Democratic Party, led by Mr. Dexter.”