Iain Rankin was elected as the new Premier of Nova Scotia yesterday.
His 16-member cabinet, which has been reorganized into leadership assignments and divisions, backs him up in his efforts to address climate change, development, and demographic change.
According to Rankin, he is honoured and excited to serve and work on behalf of the Nova Scotians. He said that the changes in government are the initial step to fulfilling his promise to take the province on an economy recovery after the pandemic.
The current the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Department of Infrastructure and Housing are part of the cabinet. Additionally, a separate Office of Mental Health and Addictions will be under the Department of Health and Wellness.
Rankin will also act as President of the National Council and Minister of Inter – governmental and Regulatory Affairs and Minister of Service Effectiveness. He is also the Minister of L’nu Affairs department, previously called Office of Aboriginal Affairs. As a minister, he is in charge of military relations, the youth, and the Citizen-Centered Approaches office.
Kelly Regan, who is also the veteran Minister of Commuity Services, will be the deputy Premier. LabiKousoulis takes the role of Minister of Finance and Treasury Board and the Minister of Inclusive Economic Development. Randy Delorey is the Minister of Justice and Minister of Labor Relations and also takes the role of the Attorney General.