Executive Council of Nova Scotia

Executive Council of Nova Scotia

The Executive Council of Nova Scotia (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Nova Scotia) is the cabinet of the province.

Almost always made up of members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Canadian Cabinet while being smaller in size with different portfolios.

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, as representative of the Queen in Right of Nova Scotia, heads the council, and is referred to as the Governor-in-Council. Other members of the Cabinet, who advise, or minister, the viceroy, are selected by the Premier of Nova Scotia and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most cabinet ministers are the head of a ministry, but this is not always the case.

Current Cabinet

The current ministry has been in place since July 24, 2015, when premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet.
Lieutenant-Governor
John James Grant (2012–)
Portfolio Minister
Premier of Nova Scotia
  • President of the Executive Council
  • Minister of Policy and Priorities
  • Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Minister responsible for Military Relations
Stephen McNeil (2013–)
Deputy Premier
  • Deputy President of the Executive Council
  • Attorney General and Minister of Justice
  • Provincial Secretary
  • Minister responsible for the Elections Act
  • Minister responsible for the Human Rights Act
  • Minister responsible for the Regulations Act
  • Minister responsible for Part II of the Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Minister responsible for the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act
  • Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner
  • Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Police Review Board
Diana Whalen (2013–)
Minister of Agriculture
  • Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Minister responsible for the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act
Keith Colwell (2013–)
Minister of Energy
  • Minister of Acadian Affairs
  • Minister responsible for Part I of the Gaming Control Act
Michel Samson (2013–)
Minister of Health and Wellness
  • Minister of Seniors
  • Chair of the Senior Citizens' Secretariat
Leo Glavine (2013–)
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Chair of Treasury and Policy Board
Karen Casey (2013–)
Minister of Labour and Advanced Education
  • Minister responsible for the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
  • Minister responsible for the Workers' Compensation Act (except Part II)
  • Minister responsible for Youth
Kelly Regan (2013–)
Minister of Environment Andrew Younger (2013–)
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
  • Minister responsible for the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency
Geoff MacLellan (2013–)
Minister of Municipal Affairs
  • Minister of Communications Nova Scotia
Zach Churchill (2013–)
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board
  • Minister of Gaelic Affairs
  • Minister responsible for the Credit Union Act
  • Minister responsible for the Insurance Act
  • Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act
  • Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
  • Minister responsible for the Securities Act
  • Minister responsible for the Utility and Review Board Act
Randy Delorey (2013–)
Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
  • Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs
  • Minister responsible for the Heritage Property Act
Tony Ince (2013–)
Minister of Community Services
  • Minister of the Voluntary Sector
  • Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women
  • Minister responsible for the Disabled Persons Commission Act
Joanne Bernard (2013–)
Minister of Immigration Lena Diab (2013–)
Minister of the Public Service Commission
  • Minister of Internal Services
  • Minister responsible for the Sydney Steel Corporation Act
Labi Kousoulis (2013–)
Minister of Business
  • Minister of Service Nova Scotia
  • Minister responsible for Nova Scotia Business Incorporated
  • Minister responsible for the Innovation Corporation Act
  • Minister responsible for Part II of the Gaming Control Act
  • Minister responsible for the Residential Tenancies Act
Mark Furey (2013–)
Minister of Natural Resources Lloyd Hines (2015–)

See also

External links

  • Executive Council of Nova Scotia