The Advance asked each candidate for their background and the same six questions.
Belliveau worked as a lobster fisherman out of Shelburne County for 38 years, and in that time served on several advisory boards for the fishing industry.
After a successful fishing career, he turned his interests to politics and was elected to the Municipality of Barrington. He served for nine years, and was elected as warden for three terms.
In 2006, he was elected to the provincial legislature under the NDP banner for the Shelburne riding and served as part of the official opposition. In 2009 he was re-elected, this time along with the majority NDP government, and was appointed minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, and minister of the Environment.
What would you do regarding the Port Mouton Bay Fish Farm and how?
Belliveau says they inherited the site when they were elected, and also the moratorium put in place by the previous PC government.
"We have honoured that (moratorium) and will continue to honour that," he says.
Aquaculture as a whole has very much been on the mind of Belliveau, and he says that is why they tasked the department to working on a comprehensive aquaculture strategy. Belliveau says it will create world-leading regulations that will lead to a sustainable industry that works with the existing fisheries.
Until that strategy is completed in late 2014, no new applications for aquaculture sites will be accepted.
Belliveau added the NDP have also worked on guidelines for land based aquaculture and bay management.
"Aquaculture is something we are paying attention to. I understand it is a sensitive issue to some Nova Scotians," he says.
What would you do to boost the economics in this riding?
"We understand that these are natural resource based communities, with forestry and fisheries. We'll stand behind these particular industries and capitalize on the opportunities that are there," he says.
Belliveau cited the Bowater lands acquisition and investing in the Shelburne shipyards.
"We have invested in these projects, and I'm very proud of that," he says. "We stood by and behind the Bowaters workers to make sure their pensions were secure."
The Shelburne shipyard investment secures good high paying jobs in the area, he says, while the Bowater lands have a mixture of economic and recreation potential.
"To me there is great potential (in the area). We have to ensure we're committed to doing that."
What do you think education needs in this riding?
Education is important and Belliveau says they want to put children first.
"We're hiring more teachers and keeping class sizes smaller," he said.
Education needs to prepare children to be leaders of the future, and says he is also very proud of the work the education minister has done.
"I've watched her in the house speak at great lengths at how the children are looked after in our communities."
All parties have proposed lowering the HST, how would you do that?
The NDP put into regulation that the HST will lower over a set period of time, the first starting in 2014.
"We had to... increase the HST because we inherited a mess from the previous government," he said.
In 2009, they had a projected $1.4 billion deficit if nothing changed, which he says they had to get under control. Their goal was to have a balanced budget by 2013, and earlier this Spring they delivered on that promise.
With the HST reduction on the horizon, Belliveau says they need to look at ways of reducing costs and increasing revenue to make up for the tax loss.
Part of that is making strategic investments, such as the Irving ship-building contract in Halifax.
"Those investments are going to kickstart our economy," he said.
On the costs side, he likens it to running a family. Each family has to make decisions based on priorities.
"The last four years we have made the right priorities by investing in certain industries," he said. "It's about setting the right priorities and living within your means."
With the ferry coming in, we have been told to prepare for an influx of tourists. What does that mean to you?
Belliveau sees tourism is a great opportunity, and says people are ready and willing to accommodate the tourists that arrive.
"The communities need to be prepared for anytime there is business on the doorstop. We need to be willing to show them they are welcome here, which we always do."
Belliveau says it was a difficult file, but the right decision to bring it back and is glad it will return in May.
If you had to pick one more issue for the riding, what would it be and how would you address it?
Belliveau says there are a number of issues that this riding still faces, but he says it is most important that people feel confident they are being heard.
He says people need to feel comfortable they can have access to their candidate and later MLA, which is important to him.
"I am committed to making sure their voice is heard in Queens and Shelburne, and have access to their MLA," he says
Belliveau added that is how he operated in the fishing industry, municipal politics and later provincial politics.