The two newest Speakers in the Canada are both newly elected members to their respective legislatures.
In Nova Scotia Kevin Murphy, MLA for Eastern Shore was elected as Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislature on October 24, 2013. He ran for office for the first time in the provincial election of October 8.
Speaker Murphy is a graduate of St. Mary's Unversity (B. Comm 1992). He owned and operated Speaker Kevin Murphy
KSM Entertainment Pro DJ Services from 1989-2007 and now owns and operates Shop the Shore. He has been involved with a number of community organizations including the Eastern Shore Recreation Commission, the Musquodoboit Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, the Eastern Shore Jr Mariners Hockey Club, the Rick Hansen Foundation, the Kevin Murphy Hockey Fund, the Canadian Paraplegic Association (NS), Metro Transit Access-a-Bus-Advisory Committee, and Twin Oaks/The Birches Health Care Charitable Foundation.
He becomes the first paraplegic to be elected Speaker in Nova Scotia. He replaced Gordie Gosse in the Chair.