|Preceded by Trevor Zinck|
Party Nova Scotia Liberal Party
|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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- Hon joanne bernard mla dartmouth north address in reply to the speech from the throne
- Early life and education
- Political career
- Personal life
Hon joanne bernard mla dartmouth north address in reply to the speech from the throne
Early life and education
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.
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.
An out lesbian, she was the first LGBT person elected to the provincial legislature in Nova Scotia.