Samson in 2019
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Peter Stoffer|
|Born||October 13, 1959|
Petit-de-Grat, Nova Scotia
|Alma mater||Université de Moncton|
Darrell Samson MP (born October 13, 1959) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. He is a former superintendent of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, Nova Scotia's Acadian and Francophone school board.
Early life and education
An Acadian, Samson is a native of Petit-de-Grat, Isle Madame, Nova Scotia. He attended the Université de Moncton, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Education and in 1984 with a Masters in Education.
Samson was a teacher/administrator at Caudle Park Elementary for many years before assuming his role at Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. He has been the national president and vice-president of all French school board superintendents outside Quebec, an active member of the National Committee for Early Years as well as a member of the Provincial Advisory Council to the Minister of Education on Early Years in Nova Scotia.
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Peter Stoffer||16,613||34.39||–19.91||–|
|Conservative||Robert Thomas Strickland||7,186||14.88||–15.31||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,301||100.0||$200,617.35|
|Total rejected ballots||180||0.37||–0.22|
|Liberal gain from New Democratic||Swing||+28.28|
|Source: Elections Canada|
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