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Joanne Bernard

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Preceded by  Trevor Zinck
Party  Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Role  Politician
Name  Joanne Bernard
Political party  Liberal

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Joanne Elizabeth Bernard is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2013 provincial election. A member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, she represented the electoral district of Dartmouth North until her defeat in the 2017 election.


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Early life and education

Joanne Bernard MLAs speak out about fatshaming death threats and homophobia

Bernard grew up in Halifax and graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then earned a Master's degree in political science from Acadia University. She also received a Certificate of Leadership from Saint Mary's University.

Political career

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On October 22, 2013 Bernard was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia where she served as Minister of Community Services as well as Minister responsible for the Disabled Persons Commission Act.

Personal life

Joanne Bernard MLAs speak out about fatshaming death threats and homophobia

An out lesbian, she was the first LGBT person elected to the provincial legislature in Nova Scotia.

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