|Preceded by Richie Mann|
Preceded by Don Downe
Education Schulich School of Law
Succeeded by Stephen McNeil
|Preceded by Francis MacKenzie|
Name Michel Samson
Preceded by Graham Steele
Succeeded by Kerry Morash
Party Nova Scotia Liberal Party
|Residence Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada|
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Michel P. Samson (born 1972) is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Cape Breton-Richmond, formerly Richmond in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1998 to 2017. He was a member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.
Samson attended Isle Madame District High School and graduated with a B.A. from Dalhousie University in 1994 and a LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School in 1997. Samson articled with the Halifax law firm of Blois, Nickerson & Bryson and he was admitted to the Nova Scotia in 1998 before working as an associate at the Port Hawkesbury law firm of Macdonald, Boudrot & Doucet.
In 2004 Samson married Halifax lawyer Claudine Bardsley.
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In 1998 Samson successfully ran for the Nova Scotia Liberal Party nomination in the riding of Richmond. He was elected in the 1998 provincial election. In December 1998, Samson was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia where he served as Minister of the Environment as well as Minister responsible for administration of the Youth Secretariat Act. At the time, he was the youngest person ever to be appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia.
Samson was re-elected in the 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2013 provincial elections.
Samson served as interim leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party from 2006-2007 following the resignation of Francis MacKenzie until Stephen McNeil was elected leader; Samson having decided not to pursue the leadership.
On October 22, 2013, Samson was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia to serve as Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism as well as Minister of Acadian Affairs. In March 2015, Samson was sworn-in as Minister of Energy following the resignation from cabinet of Andrew Younger.
In the 2017 election, Samson was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Alana Paon.