Premier of Nova Scotia
|Premier of Nova Scotia|
Government of Nova Scotia|
Office of the Premier
|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|
|Salary||$89,234.90 plus $112,791.20 (indemnity and allowances)|
The Premier of Nova Scotia is the first minister for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia who 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 and de facto chief executive, the premier exercises considerable power.
The current Premier of Nova Scotia is Stephen McNeil, who was elected on October 8, 2013 and was sworn in on October 22, 2013.
- "PARLINFO — Nova Scotia". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- "4 changes Stephen McNeil is promising for Nova Scotia". CBC News. October 9, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2014.