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September 3, 2021


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New Cabinet to Deliver Solutions for Nova Scotians

Tim Houston was sworn in as Nova Scotia's 30th premier on Tuesday, Aug. 31st

A 19-member cabinet, with women leading the largest departments, will help deliver on the priorities of Nova Scotians.

“This team will be focused on taking action on the things Nova Scotians have clearly told us are important to them," said Premier Houston. "I'm very proud of the talented, committed people we've selected, and I know they will work hard for Nova Scotians. We will find solutions that move us forward, together."  The cabinet and refocused government departments reflect the premier's vision for better health care, universal mental health services, dignity for seniors, rebuilding the economy and more and better paying jobs.

Premier Houston will serve as President of the Executive Council, Minister of Trade and Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness.

The Cabinet includes:

Allan MacMaster will be the deputy premier and will also be the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, the Minister of Gaelic Affairs and the Minister responsible for Labour Relations.

Michelle Thompson will become the Minister of Health and Wellness. She will also oversee a newly created Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment.

Brian Comer assumes responsibility for the Office of Mental Health and Addictions. He'll also be the Minister responsible for Youth and Communications Nova Scotia.

Barbara Adams takes on the new Department of Seniors and Long-term Care.

Karla MacFarlane is the new Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for the Status of Women and the Office of L'nu Affairs. 

Jill Balser will be the Minister of Labour Skills and Immigration and have responsibility for Apprenticeship. Brian Wong will lead a separate Department of Advanced Education.

Becky Druhan will be the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Pat Dunn will return to cabinet as the Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, which assumes responsibility of Tourism Nova Scotia. He'll also have responsibility for African Nova Scotian Affairs, the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives and the Voluntary Sector.

Susan Corkum-Greek will be the new Minister of Economic Development.

Greg Morrow is the Minister of Agriculture

Steve Craig will be the new Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Brad Johns is the new Minister of Justice and Attorney General. He's also responsible for Elections Nova Scotia, the Human Rights Commission and the Accessibility Act.

John Lohr is the Minister for the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He'll also have responsibility for the Emergency Management Office and Military Relations.

Kim Masland will lead the Department of Public Works, formerly Transportation and Active Transit.

Tory Rushton becomes Minister of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, combining the former Departments of Lands and Forestry and Energy and Mines.

Tim Halman is the Minister of Environment and Climate Changeand Chair of Treasury Board.

Colton LeBlanc takes on the Public Service Commission, Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, and Acadian Affairs and Francophonie.

We also acknowledge the 55 candidates who offered in the August 17th provincial election. Thank you to each one and to their teams who worked tirelessly to elect a Progressive Conservative government led by Premier Designate Tim Houston. There will be 31 PC MLAs in the next House of Assembly: 

Annapolis: Jennifer Ehrenfeld-Poole; Antigonish: Michelle Thompson;Argyle: Colton LeBlanc; Bedford Basin: Nick Driscoll; Bedford South:Sura Hadad; Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier: Bryden Mombourquette;Cape Breton East: Brian Comer; Chester- St. Margaret’s: Danielle Barkhouse; Clare: Carl Deveau; Clayton Park West: Nargis DeMolitor;  Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley: Larry HarrisonColchester North:Tom Taggart; Cole Harbour: Darryl Johnson; Cole Harbour-Dartmouth:Karina Sanford; Cumberland North: David Wightman; Cumberland South: Tory RushtonDartmouth East: Tim HalmanDartmouth North:Lisa Coates; Dartmouth South:  Chris Curtis; Digby-Annapolis: Jill Balser;Eastern Passage: Barbara AdamsEastern Shore: Kent SmithFairview-Clayton Park: Nicole Mosher; Glace Bay-Dominion: John White;Guysborough-Tracadie: Greg Morrow; Halifax Atlantic: Tim CranstonHalifax Armdale: Richard MacLean; Halifax Chebucto: John Wesley Chisholm; Halifax Citadel-Sable Island: Sheri Morgan; Halifax Needham: Scott Ellis; Hammonds Plains-Lucasville: Julie Chaisson;Hants East: John MacDonald; Hants West: Melissa Sheehy-Richard;Inverness: Allan MacMasterKings North: John LohrKings South:Derrick Kimball; Kings West: Chris PalmerLunenburg: Susan Corkum-GreekLunenburg West: Becky Druhan; Northside-Westmount: Murray Ryan; Pictou Centre: Pat DunnPictou East: Tim Houston; Pictou West:Karla MacFarlanePreston: Archy Beals:  Queens: Kim Masland;Richmond: Trevor BoudreauSackville-Cobequid: Steve CraigSackville-Uniacke: Brad JohnsShelburne: Nolan YoungSydney-Membertou:Pauline Singer; Timberlea Prospect: Bill Healy; Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River: David RitceyVictoria-The Lakes: Keith Bain;Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank: Brian Wong; Yarmouth: Candice Clairmont.

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Special Occasions

September 2ndHappy Birthday to constituency president Dianne Timmins (Victoria-The Lakes)

September 4thHappy Birthday to constituency president John Trites(Hants West)

September 5thHappy Birthday to candidate of record Candice Clairmont(Yarmouth)

September 7thHappy Birthday to candidate of record John Wesley Chisholm (Halifax Chebucto)

September 10thHappy Birthday to constituency president Tyson Ross(Shelburne)


Sympathy Notes

August 25thPatricia Broughm (Lunenburg West) passed away peacefully at the age of 87 in Bridgewater. Patricia was a loyal and active party member both federally and provincially. She will be remembered for her dedication to the Women’s Association both locally and provincially. She maintained many friendships over the years and was always happy to keep in touch particularly by attending provincial annual meetings and events. Condolences to her family including daughters Gaynell Broughm & Ann Broughm Veinotte.

August 21stJoan Hood (Yarmouth) passed away at the age of 84.  Our deepest condolences to husband Clifford Hood, son James and daughters Wendy and Jocelyn.

August 18thDentzell M. Eddy passed away in Eastern Passage at the age of 88.  Our deepest condolences to her family including son Mike (Marcia) Eddy(Colchester North)


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