John Holm

John Edgar Holm (born April 19, 1947) is a Canadian politician from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia in the Halifax Regional Municipality.[1] He represented the electoral districts of Sackville, and Sackville-Cobequid in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1984 to 2003 as a member of the New Democratic Party.[2]

John Holm
MLA for Sackville-Cobequid
Sackville (1984-1993)
In office
Preceded byMalcolm A. MacKay
Succeeded byDave Wilson
Personal details
Born (1947-04-19) April 19, 1947
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic Party

Holm entered provincial politics in the 1984 election, defeating Liberal Bill MacDonald and Progressive Conservative incumbent Malcolm A. MacKay in the Sackville riding.[3][4] He was re-elected in the 1988 election.[5][6] In the 1993 election, Holm ran in the new riding of Sackville-Cobequid, and was re-elected by almost 1,900 votes.[7][8] Holm took over as interim leader of the NDP when Alexa McDonough resigned as leader in November 1994,[9] and held the position until the election of Robert Chisholm as leader in March 1996.[10] Holm was re-elected in the 1998[11][12] and 1999 elections.[13] On January 15, 2003, Holm announced that he was not re-offering in the next election.[14]


  1. The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. "Electoral History for Sackville-Cobequid" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  3. "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1984" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1984. p. 121. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  4. "Buchanan Tories crush opponents in N.S. election". The Globe and Mail. November 7, 1984.
  5. "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1988" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1988. p. 125. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  6. "Nova Scotia Tories win thin majority". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1988.
  7. "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1993" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1993. p. 143. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  8. "McDonough vows to battle on". The Chronicle Herald. May 26, 1993. Archived from the original on October 7, 2000. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  9. "McDonough resigns, shocks Nova Scotia NDP". Toronto Star. November 20, 1994.
  10. "N.S. New Democrats elect former unionist as leader". Toronto Star. March 31, 1996.
  11. "Election Returns, 1998 (Sackville-Cobequid)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  12. "NDP takes metro". The Chronicle Herald. March 25, 1998. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  13. "Election Returns, 1999 (Sackville-Cobequid)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  14. "LeBlanc, Holm, MacEwan leaving politics". January 16, 2003. Archived from the original on November 7, 2003. Retrieved 2015-03-21.

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