The offices of Planning and Priorities and Executive Council have been merged into a single, integrated Executive Council Office, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 28.
“This streamlined office will have a mandate to work with the Executive Council to deliver on key priorities of government,” said Premier McNeil.
Bernie Miller will be retained by the Executive Council as a senior executive advisor. He will support the ongoing work of the office, including a focus on priority initiatives such as those arising from the ONE Nova Scotia Coalition.
Mr. Miller will also work in close collaboration with Murray Coolican, the newly appointed deputy minister of Business to advance the government’s private sector growth initiatives.
“Bernie has played a pivotal role in developing and refining government’s policy agenda,” said Premier McNeil “I truly appreciate his ongoing commitment to public service.”
The deputy minister position in the office of Planning and Priorities will not be backfilled.