Michael Baker (politician)

Michael Baker (politician)
The Honourable
Michael Baker


MLA for Lunenburg
In office
Preceded by Lila O'Connor
Succeeded by Pam Birdsall
Minister of Finance
In office
February 2006 – February 2009
Preceded by Peter G. Christie
Succeeded by Chris d'Entremont
Personal details
Born January 28, 1957
Died March 2, 2009 (aged 52)
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Occupation lawyer
Religion Lutheran

Michael Baker ONS, QC, (January 28, 1957 – March 2, 2009) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Lunenburg in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly between 1998 and 2009. He was a Progressive Conservative.

At the time of his death, Baker was Minister of Finance and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs in the Executive Council of Nova Scotia. He was also the minister responsible for Part I of the Gaming Control Act, the Utility and Review Board Act, the Securities Act, the Insurance Act, the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act and the Credit Union Act.

Previously, Baker served as Minister of Transportation and Public Works, Minister of Justice and Attorney General and chair of the Treasury and Policy Board.

Prior to his political career, Baker practiced law at Hennigar, Wells, Lamey & Baker in Mahone Bay and Chester and as a solicitor for the Town of Mahone Bay

He was past president of Lunenburg County Barristers Association, member of Nova Scotia Barristers Society Council and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999. He was Director of Marine Atlantic.

Baker succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2009, at his home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He was 52.[1]

In 2009, he was a posthumous recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia.[2]


  1. ^ Nova Scotia's finance minister dies of cancer, CBC News. March 3, 2009.
  2. ^ 2009 Order of Nova Scotia recipients, retrieved November 3, 2010.

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