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Nova Scotia New Democratic Party
Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Sterling William Wallace Belliveau is a Canadian politician who represented the electoral district of Shelburne (now Queens-Shelburne) in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2006-2017 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.
A native of Woods Harbour, Belliveau was a self-employed fisherman. He has volunteered his service on various boards and committees in Shelburne County, including community groups, a volunteer ambulance service, as well as organizations related to the fishing industry.
He is married to Luella Jean (Cameron) and they have two adult children and one grandchild.
Belliveau served for three terms as a municipal councilor representing District 1 (Charlesville, Forbes Point and Woods Harbour) on the municipal council for the Municipality of the District of Barrington; two of those terms he served as warden.
In 2006 Belliveau successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Shelburne. He was elected in the 2006 provincial election, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Eddie Nickerson by 65 votes. He was re-elected in the 2009 provincial election, receiving 55.41% of the votes and increasing his vote to 2,207 over his closest challenger. Belliveau's riding was abolished in the 2012 electoral boundary review. Belliveau was re-elected in the 2013 provincial election representing the new riding of Queens-Shelburne where he received 37.1% of the votes with a margin of 381 votes over his closest challenger.
On June 19, 2009 Belliveau was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia, serving as Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture as well as Minister of Environment. He served in the Executive Council until October 22, 2013.
In June 2016, Belliveau announced that he is not reoffering in the Nova Scotia general election, 2017.