Darrell Dexter

Dexter Resigns As Nova Scotia NDP Leader

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter said Saturday that his government will be remembered for leading the province through a tough rece...

Dexter Says Goodbye

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter held his last formal cabinet and caucus meetings Tuesday after the NDP's defeat in the provincial electio...

What Does the NDP's Defeat in Nova Scotia Mean?

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

What went wrong for the NDP? In the aftermath of their stunning 2009 win, their popularity dramatically slipped. The NDP became the first government in Nova Scotia, in 131 years, to not win a second term, being relegated to third place in the Nova Scotia Legislature.

N.S. New Democrats Face A Long Road Ahead

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's New Democrats face a long road to recovery and the possibility of an internal battle over their future direction following a b...

N.S. Premier Lost Seat By How Much?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The tight race between NDP Premier Darrell Dexter and the Liberal competitor that took his Halifax-area seat in the Nova Scotia election was...

The NDP Needs Friends in Wealthy Places

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg 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

Samuel Getachew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

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

CP | Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Voters in Nova Scotia dumped the NDP and their leader Tuesday after giving Darrell Dexter a historic election victory four years ago, turnin...

A Look At The Parties' Promises

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A look at some of the major promises from the three main political parties in Nova Scotia's election:Liberals:— Allow private renewable en...

He Still Loves It

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

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 ...

Dexter Steps Up Liberal Criticism

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada Politics

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 provin...

Long Road Ahead for Broten's NDP

Cole Hogan | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

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.

N.S. Liberals Running Away With It: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Politics

Nova Scotians head to the polls next week and, barring a dramatic change of fortunes, the Liberals under Stephen McNeil will return to power for the f...

THE FINAL-STRETCH FRENZY

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Politics

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 electi...

In Deep Trouble?

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada Politics

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 ho...

'He's Let People Down'

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - If you believe the polls, Darrell Dexter has an image problem.The Nova Scotia premier, whose homespun image as everyone's favourite uncle he...

Trouble For Nova Scotia NDP?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Premier Darrell Dexter is dismissing as "childish" a complaint filed with Elections Nova Scotia about the NDP's use of a taxpayer-funded cau...

Wage War

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Politics

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 wrappe...

LOOK: Premier Likened To Fictional Serial Killer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Politics

The Nova Scotia election took an odd turn this week thanks to a photo likening NDP Premier Darrell Dexter to Dexter Morgan, the fictional serial kille...

Dexter Defends Controversial Mailouts

CP | Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - NDP pamphlets funded by the Nova Scotian government are raising the ire of the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives who say taxpayers shou...

This Could Get Ugly

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Even before Nova Scotia's election campaign began, Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil had a target on him.The acknowledged front-runner, McNeil h...

Here We Go!

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Politics

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. -- Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter has called a provincial election for Oct. 8 with the economy, leadership and energy expect...

Nova Scotia Election Imminent

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Politics

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 ...

Dexter Trails Amid Election Speculation: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A new poll that comes amid speculation of a Nova Scotia election call suggests the governing NDP are trailing the Opposition Liberals.The po...

Are These 3 Premiers Toast?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Politics

Incumbent governments have been very hard to defeat recently. Is that about to change? Since 2011, one federal government and seven provincial gove...