Halifax Citadel-Sable Island
The constituency consists of the downtown city centre of Halifax and the residential South End. The regional district's area includes four universities (including Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University) and four hospitals. The constituency also includes Sable Island. The remaining area of South End, Halifax is 6 km2, and Sable Island is 31 km2.
From 1978 to 1997, a Progressive Conservative seat, Halifax Citadel has since become a major battleground between all three major parties. The seat changed hands in each of the five elections between the 1997 by-election and the 2006 general election and has been won by each major party within the last four elections.
In 1993, the name of the riding was changed from Halifax Cornwallis to Halifax Citadel.
On October 7, 2005, following the resignation of Liberal member Danny Graham, the seat became vacant. A by-election was called for June 27, 2006. That then became void when the 2006 general election was called for June 13, 2006.
On May 27, 2008, the name of the riding was changed from Halifax Citadel to Halifax Citadel-Sable Island.
This riding has elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly: