District Profile

Total Population, 2006 Census: 16,780

Issue: Tax Reform

Average municipal tax comparison for single family homes

DistrictAverage Property 2009 (taxable)Current Tax (2007)Draft Tax Model (2007)Change in taxes
District 21 (Bedford)234,8851,8311,359-25.80%
- "Urban" part of District236,3041,8451,363-26.10%
- "Suburban" part of District169,2541,1531,1762.00%

Source: HRM. HRM Note: Amounts exclude Low Income Rebates. Final adjustments are not included to treat mobile homes as multi-unit; and for the 2009 changes in the Transit Tax structure. Not all area rates are included in the "Current Tax".

Current Councillor

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Elections Data

2008 Results

Tim Outhit
3,780 votes / 66.40% Holds!

Matthew Christie
1,913 votes / 33.60%

Voter turnout: 46.47%

2008 School Board elections

(District 7 - Bedford, Hammond Plains, Tantallon, Hubbards)
Rob Clark
David Finlayson 38.70%
Silvana Germana
Mark L. Ward

2007/8 By-election


2006 By-election

Gary Martin 56.07
Ed McHugh 43.93

89.32 voted for Peter Kelly in 2004;
-23.40% Change in 2008.
83.8% did the same in 2000.

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