Dana MacKenzie, Deputy Minister - Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Dana was appointed to the role of Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs with responsibility for Trade on January 16, 2023.

Prior to her appointment, Dana was the Associate Deputy Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. She served as Secretary to the Executive Council from 2018 to 2021.

She is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and was called to the Nova Scotia and Ontario bars. She has a long career as a lawyer, having previously worked as a senior solicitor at Nova Scotia’s Department of Justice, at the private bar, and in the private sector at Bell Aliant.