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 that Canadian province.

Almost always made up of members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Cabinet of Canada while being smaller in size. As federal and provincial responsibilities differ there are a number of different portfolios between the federal and provincial governments.

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.

As at the federal level the most important Cabinet post after that of the leader is Minister of Finance. Today the next most powerful position is certainly the health portfolio which has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful porfolios include Education and Energy.

Current Cabinet

The current ministry has been in place since June 26, 2006, with the formation of a government by the Progressive Conservatives after the general election.

Members are listed in order of precedence.

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Lieutenant-Governor

Her Honour The Honourable Mayann E. Francis(2006-)

-!colspan=1 bgcolor="#CCCCCC"|Portfolio!colspan=5 bgcolor="#CCCCCC"|Minister

Premier of Nova Scotia
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
and President of the Executive Council Rodney MacDonald(2006-)

Deputy Premier Deputy President of the Executive Council
Minister of Economic Development
Angus MacIsaac(2006-)

Minister of Agriculture Brooke Taylor (2006-)

Minister of Community Services
and Minister of Communications Nova Scotia Judy Streatch(2006-)

Minister of Education Karen Casey(2006-)

Minister of Energy
and Minister of Military Relations
Richard Hurlburt(2007-)

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage Bill Dooks(2007-)

Minister of the Environment and Labour Mark Parent(2006-)

Minister of Finance
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
and Government House Leader Michael Baker(2006-)

Minister of Fisheries and Acquaculture Ron Chisholm(2006-)

Minister of Health
and Minister of Acadian Affairs Chris d'Entremont(2006-)

Minister of Health Promotion and Protection
Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs
Minister of Volunteerism Barry Barnet(2006-)

Minister of Human Resources
Minister of Emergency Management
Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission
Minister responsible for the Status of Women
Minister of Seniors
and Chair of the Seniors' Secretariat Carolyn Bolivar-Getson(2006-)

Minister Transportation and Infrastructure Renewel
Murray Scott(2007-)

Minister of Natural Resources David Morse(2006-)

Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
and Chair of the Treasury and Policy BoardJamie Muir(2006-)

Minister of Immigration
Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Len Goucher(2006-)

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Cecil Clarke(2007-)


ee also

*Westminster system
*Executive Council
*Nova Scotia House of Assembly

External links

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/legislature/MEMBERS/cabinet/cabinet.html| Nova Scotia Cabinet]


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