2015 Council Elections: At Large Byelection results

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Loretta ManningLoretta Manning has been elected to Council in the Society’s At Large Byelection, and will commence her two-year term effective immediately. Ms. Manning is a Partner in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer, practising in the fields of health care law, professional regulation and litigation. See her bio and election statement for more details.

Four candidates were vying for the member at large seat, vacated when the Hon. Justice Robert Gregan was appointed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Family Division. The byelection ran from September 4 to 11. 


Loretta Manning, Halifax – 191 votes (38%)
Laurie C. LaViolette, Bedford – 123 votes (24%)​
David Schermbrucker, Halifax – 117 votes (23%)
Joshua Santimaw, Dartmouth – 73 votes (14%)

Voter turnout: A total of 504 members cast ballots, of a possible 2,903 eligible voters (17%). All lawyers and non-practising members of the Society were eligible to run and vote for this position.

The other two Members at Large on Council for 2015-2017, elected in April, are Gavin Giles QC of Halifax and Tuma Young of Sydney.

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The Society extends its thanks to all candidates and voters in the 2015 Council Elections for their commitment to the regulation of the legal profession. Details of the Society’s election process are outlined in the Society’s Regulations 2.4 (District Elections), 2.5 (At Large Elections), and 2.6 (Second Vice-President Elections).

The next meeting of Council is on Friday, September 18. To follow the work of Council throughout the year, see Council materials for meeting agendas, documents and highlights.