Darrell Dexter


Dexter Resigns As Nova Scotia NDP Leader

HALIFAX - Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter said Saturday that his government will be remembered for leading the province through a tough recession as he announced he was stepping down as lead...

Dexter Says Goodbye

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter held his last formal cabinet and caucus meetings Tuesday after the NDP's defeat in the provincial election, saying he will now take some time for personal...

The NDP Needs Friends in Wealthy Places

With the defeat of the NDP government of Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter on Tuesday, the number of provinces ruled by Canada's New Democrats now consists entirely of lonely Manitoba. The unfair reality remains that by virtue of their party's radical anti-capitalist past and confused kinda-socialist-kinda-not present, New Democrats automatically carry the heavy burden of being persistently least-trusted by the general public to run a modern, free-market economy.

Why I'm Happy the NDP Was Defeated In Nova Scotia

Like Bob Rae's accidental NDP government in Ontario that was also soundly rejected by Ontarians in 1995, the NDP in Nova Scotia became a government that was arrogant and incompetent. This was even truer when it came to justice and equality issues, particularly its treatment of children of African ancestry at a Dartmouth orphanage who have for years alleged sexual and physical abuse.

Nova Scotia Liberals Win Government

HALIFAX - Voters in Nova Scotia dumped the NDP and their leader Tuesday after giving Darrell Dexter a historic election victory four years ago, turning this time to Liberal Stephen McNeil, who swept t...

He Still Loves It

HALIFAX - A brief encounter with Darrell Dexter on the doorstep of Max Trzcinski's home in the final days of Nova Scotia's election campaign left the university student charmed."He seemed a little mor...

A Look At The Parties' Promises

HALIFAX - A look at some of the major promises from the three main political parties in Nova Scotia's election:Liberals:— Allow private renewable energy producers to sell electricity directly to consu...

Dexter Steps Up Liberal Criticism

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia NDP Premier Darrell Dexter stepped up his criticism Saturday of the Liberal plan for health care in the final days of the provincial election, saying he has heard from voters it...

Long Road Ahead for Broten's NDP

The Saskatchewan Party has launched a political advertisement against the new leader of the Saskatchewan NDP and Leader of the Official Opposition, Cam Broten. The advertisement attempts to tether Broten to the previous NDP leader, Dwain Lingenfelter, and to the party's 2011 First Nations resource revenue sharing policy.


HALIFAX - All three of Nova Scotia's major party leaders made announcements Sunday in the seat-rich Halifax area as the campaign for the Oct. 8 election approached its final stretch.NDP Premier Darrel...

In Deep Trouble?

HALIFAX - In a province where voters have granted a second term or more to every government for the past 131 years, Nova Scotia's New Democrats are hoping history will repeat itself when the election...

'He's Let People Down'

HALIFAX - If you believe the polls, Darrell Dexter has an image problem.The Nova Scotia premier, whose homespun image as everyone's favourite uncle helped propel the New Democrats into power in 2009,...

Trouble For Nova Scotia NDP?

HALIFAX - Premier Darrell Dexter is dismissing as "childish" a complaint filed with Elections Nova Scotia about the NDP's use of a taxpayer-funded caucus brochure after the provincial election campaig...

Wage War

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's NDP promised Saturday to continue increasing the minimum wage if re-elected on Oct. 8 as the first week of the campaign wrapped up.Premier Darrell Dexter said the minimum wage...

Dexter Defends Controversial Mailouts

HALIFAX - NDP pamphlets funded by the Nova Scotian government are raising the ire of the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives who say taxpayers shouldn't pay for partisan ads on the eve of an electi...

This Could Get Ugly

HALIFAX - Even before Nova Scotia's election campaign began, Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil had a target on him.The acknowledged front-runner, McNeil has been the subject of ads by the governing New De...

Here We Go!

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. -- Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter has called a provincial election for Oct. 8 with the economy, leadership and energy expected to be the big issues in the 31-day campaign. De...

Nova Scotia Election Imminent

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's NDP premier sent the clearest signal yet that he's about to call an election by releasing a party platform Friday that partly focuses on cutting costs for families by promising...

Premiers United Against Ottawa

Atlantic Canada's premiers are asking Ottawa to suspend its changes to employment insurance, saying there should be further study of the federal program's new rules because they adversely affect the r...

Balanced Budget? Are You Sure?

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's opposition parties are gearing up to fight the NDP government's assertion that its spring budget is balanced.The $9.5-billion budget forecasts a small surplus of $16.4 million...


HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's NDP government tabled a slim surplus Thursday of $16.4 million, offering a smattering of small populist measures in what's expected to be its last budget before the next provin...