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George Isaac Smith
|18th Premier of Nova Scotia|
September 13, 1967 – October 28, 1970
|Preceded by||Robert Stanfield|
|Succeeded by||Gerald Regan|
|MLA for Colchester|
|Preceded by||Gordon Purdy
Robert F. McLellan
|Succeeded by||Melinda MacLean
|Born||April 6, 1909
Stewiacke, Nova Scotia
|Died||December 19, 1982
Truro, Nova Scotia
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
George Isaac Smith, usually referred to as G.I. Smith, (April 6, 1909 – December 19, 1982) was a Canadian lawyer who recruited Robert Stanfield to help rebuild the Progressive Conservatives in Nova Scotia. He was the 18th Premier of Nova Scotia from 1967 to 1970.
Smith was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1949 and served in Stanfield's cabinet when the Tories formed government in 1956. When Stanfield moved to federal politics, Smith became Premier of Nova Scotia. Under his government the faltering Sydney Steel was nationalised. Smith argued in favour of regional equalization payments which transferred funds from rich provinces to poorer provinces like Nova Scotia.
Smith's government was defeated by the Liberals in 1970 and Smith resigned as party leader the next year. In 1975 he was summoned to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Colchester, Nova Scotia.
Smith died in office in Truro, Nova Scotia on December 19, 1982.