Next Nova Scotia general election
The 41st Nova Scotia general election will be held when the provincial government passes "an Order in Council calling an election" to elect members to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. Although the Nova Scotia Elections Act does not provide for fixed election dates, it is probable in 2021.
51 seats in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
26 seats needed for a majority
No Assembly may continue for longer than five years and forty days after the issuing of writs for the previous election on April 30, 2017 or for longer than five years from the date fixed for the return of the writs for the previous election (normally 10 days following the election, which was on May 30, 2017). Upon the expiration of the Assembly on June 9, 2022, the Lieutenant Governor is not required to immediately call an election, but Section 8 of the House of Assembly Act requires the House to sit at least once between January 1 and June 30 and at least once between September 1 and December 31, unless there has been an election in the preceding six months. The election must be held on a Tuesday at least 30 days and not more than 46 days after the date the writ of election is issued.
|Progressive Conservative||Tim Houston||17||17|
|New Democratic||Gary Burrill||7||5|
Incumbents not running for reelection
The following MLAs have announced that they will not be running in the next provincial election:
- amid an allegation of harassment
- in order to seek the federal Liberal nomination in Cumberland-Colchester
- amid a conflict over constituency office accessibility
- to run in the federal district of West Nova
- to run in the federal district of Sydney-Victoria
- to run in the federal district of Cape Breton-Canso
|Polling Firm||Poll Published||Link||Liberal||PC||NDP||Green|
|Narrative Research||December 10, 2019||HTML||42||26||21||9|
|MQO Research||August 31, 2019||35||35||20||8|
|Narrative Research||July 31–August 22, 2019||39||28||16||15|
|Narrative Research||June 13, 2019||HTML||31||33||21||13|
|MQO Research||May 13, 2019||30||38||18||12|
|Corporate Research Associates||March 6, 2019||37||34||24||5|
|MQO Research||February 13, 2019||41||33||19||7|
|Mainstreet Research||January 30, 2019||HTML||32.1||31||25.2||8.1|
|Corporate Research Associates||December 12, 2018||38||31||24||6|
|Mainstreet Research||November 16, 2018||HTML||32.7||33.2||20.7||8.9|
|MQO Research||November 8, 2018||42||36||15||6|
|Tim Houston is elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party (October 27, 2018)|
|Corporate Research Associates||September 6, 2018||43||32||21||4|
|MQO Research||August 9, 2018||45||31||20||4|
|Mainstreet Research||July 17, 2018||HTML||36.7||33.8||22.9||5|
|Corporate Research Associates||June 6, 2018||45||29||23||3|
|MQO Research||May 11, 2018||40||31||23||4|
|Mainstreet Research||April 18, 2018||HTML||40.2||34.7||17.3||5.6|
|Corporate Research Associates||March 8, 2018||37||34||25||4|
|Mainstreet Research||January 25, 2018||HTML||40.6||38.5||15.7||5.2|
|MQO Research||January 24, 2018||47||30||17||5|
|Corporate Research Associates||December 6, 2017||38||29||27||5|
|MQO Research||October 24, 2017||44||32||19||4|
|Corporate Research Associates||September 13, 2017||45||29||22||4|
|MQO Research||July 27, 2017||46||30||21||3|
|Corporate Research Associates||June 7, 2017||40||29||28||2|
|Election 2017||May 30, 2017||HTML||39.5||35.7||21.5||2.8|
- "Sample Election Calendar". Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
- House of Assembly Act, Section 8(1).
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 4(1)
- House of Assembly Act, Section 8(2).
- House of Assembly Act, Section 8(4).
- Elections Act, Section 29(b).
- Gorman, Michael (November 29, 2018). "Environment Minister Margaret Miller won't reoffer in next election". CBC Nova Scotia. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
- "Nova Scotia PC Leader Jamie Baillie forced out over allegations of 'inappropriate behaviour'". CBC Nova Scotia. January 24, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
- Prentiss, Mairin (June 19, 2018). "Tories win in Jamie Baillie's former Cumberland South riding". CBC Nova Scotia. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
- Laroche, Jean (November 16, 2018). "Dave Wilson steps down as MLA for Sackville-Cobequid". CBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
- Laroche, Jean (June 19, 2019). "Tories take Sackville-Cobequid byelection in political landscape shakeup". CBC Nova Scotia. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
- "Longtime NDP MLA Lenore Zann to run for federal Liberal nomination". CTV News. June 9, 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
- Laroche, Jean; Gorman, Michael (June 24, 2019). "Parking lot fight 'final straw' as MLA Alana Paon kicked out of PC caucus". CBC Nova Scotia. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
- Laroche, Jean (July 19, 2019). "3 PC MLAs jumping to federal politics co-ordinate resignations". CBC Nova Scotia. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
- Michael, Gorman (September 3, 2019). "Progressive Conservatives make it 3-for-3 in byelections". CBC Nova Scotia. Retrieved September 4, 2019.