Premier of Nova Scotia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Premier of Nova Scotia
Arms of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.svg
Stephen McNeil.jpg
Stephen McNeil

since October 22, 2013
Government of Nova Scotia
Office of the Premier
Style The Honourable
Member of
Reports to Legislative Assembly
Seat Halifax Regional Municipality
Appointer Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Hiram Blanchard
Formation July 4, 1867[1]
Salary $89,234.90 plus $112,791.20 (indemnity and allowances)[2]

The Premier of Nova Scotia is the first minister to the lieutenant governor of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and presides over the Executive Council of Nova Scotia. Following the Westminster system, the premier is normally the leader of the political party which has the most seats in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly who is called upon by the lieutenant governor to form a government. As the province's head of government, the premier exercises considerable power.

The current Premier of Nova Scotia is Stephen McNeil, who was appointed on October 8, 2013[3] and was sworn in on October 22, 2013.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "PARLINFO — Nova Scotia". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "4 changes Stephen McNeil is promising for Nova Scotia". CBC News. October 9, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 

External links

  • Premier of Nova Scotia Official Site

Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Premier of Nova Scotia"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA