Former Nova Scotia chief Donald Cameron died at the age of 74


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Former Nova chief Donald Cameron testified for the Westray investigation on May 28, 1996 in Stellarton, NS.

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The leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia has issued a statement saying that the 22nd head of the province, Donald Cameron, has died.

Tory leader Tim Houston described Cameron as a protector with incredible integrity.

Cameron, who was 74, served as the premier from February 1991 to May 1993.

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Houston says Cameron’s government introduced pioneering human rights legislation that called for equal rights for gay and lesbian people.

Cameron retired from politics the night his party was defeated in a general election by liberals led by John Savage.

In June 1993, the then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appointed Cameron to serve as Consul General in Granthshala.

“He loved Nova Scotia and during his time in public and private life, Donnie was a man of incredible loyalty.” Houston said.

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