name = Bill Dooks
small| caption = Bill Dooks, MLA
office = MLA for Eastern Shore
term_start = 1999
successor = incumbent
party = Progressive Conservative
Bill Dooks (born
January 24, 1956in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician, who currently serves as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. He is the Progressive Conservative member for Eastern Shore.
Dooks worked in banking before entering politics. He was first elected to Halifax County Council in 1994. He was re-elected in 1996 to sit on the newly formed
Halifax Regional Council, when Halifax County was amalgamated with the cities of Halifax, Dartmouth, and the town of Bedford.
Dooks ran for the Legislative Assembly in 1999, and was elected in the riding of Eastern Shore. He was appointed Deputy House Leader for the Government in September, 2003. In 2006, he became Minister of Energy. On
October 23, 2007, Dooks was shuffled to Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage. [http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/10/23/ns-cabinet.html]
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