- Stephen McNeil
name = Stephen McNeil
residence = Upper Granville, Nova Scotia
office = MLA for Annapolis
term_start = 2003
successor = incumbent
party = Liberal
Stephen McNeil is the
Member of the Legislative Assemblyfor the riding of Annapolis in Nova Scotiaand is the leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.
McNeil is the 12th of 17 children. His mother, Theresa McNeil, was the first female
sheriffin Canada and is a recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia. McNeil attended the Nova Scotia Community College, and owned a small business for over 18 years.
January 30, 2007, McNeil announced he would run for leadership of the Liberal Party. [ [http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/01/30/mcneil-liberal.html MLA McNeil launches Grit leadership bid] , CBC.ca, January 30, 2007] He was endorsed by Leo Glavine, Harold Theriault, Wayne Gaudet, Robert Thibault, Rodger Cuzner, Jim Cowan, Don Downeand Dr. Jim Smith. On April 28, 2007at the Liberal Leadership Convention in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, McNeil won the position of Liberal Party Leader of Nova Scotia on the second ballot over runner-up Diana Whalen. [ [http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/04/28/ns-liberals.html McNeil new N.S. Liberal leader] , CBC.ca, April 28, 2007]
McNeil and his wife, Andrea, have a daughter and son.
Liberal Party of Nova Scotia leadership convention, 2007
* [http://www.nsliberalcaucus.com/profile.asp?MLAID=7 Stephen McNeil]
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