Darrell Samson

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Darrell Samson

Darrell Samson.jpg
Samson in 2019
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byPeter Stoffer
Personal details
Born (1959-10-13) October 13, 1959 (age 60)
Petit-de-Grat, Nova Scotia
Political partyLiberal
Alma materUniversité 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.[1][2] He is a former superintendent of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, Nova Scotia's Acadian and Francophone school board.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

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.[4]

Before politics[edit]

Samson was a teacher/administrator at Caudle Park Elementary for many years before assuming his role at Conseil scolaire acadien provincial.[5] 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.

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Darrell Samson 23,161 47.95 +36.64
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 16,613 34.39 –19.91
Conservative Robert Thomas Strickland 7,186 14.88 –15.31
Green Mike Montgomery 1,341 2.78 –1.42
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,301 100.0     $200,617.35
Total rejected ballots 180 0.37 –0.22
Turnout 48,481 71.93 +12.46
Eligible voters 67,401
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +28.28
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]


  1. ^ "Current Members of Parliament". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  2. ^ "'It's a pretty surreal evening' as Liberals win all 11 seats in Nova Scotia". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. ^ "N.S. Grits get early start in federal campaign". The Chronicle Herald. 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  4. ^ "L'Université de Moncton bien représentée à la Chambre des communes". umoncton.ca. Université de Moncton. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "'Something I've wanted all my life': Meet the Liberal who won Peter Stoffer's seat | Metro Halifax". metronews.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  6. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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