Military Relations

Premier Iain Rankin


Nova Scotia is Canada’s only province with a Minister responsible for Military Relations.

This reflects the long and proud history of the military in the province and its importance to the economic and cultural fabric of Nova Scotia.

Premier Iain Rankin serves as the Minister responsible for Military Relations.

The mandate of the function is to:

  • maintain a positive working relationship between the provincial government and the headquarters, offices, and agencies of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces in Nova Scotia; and
  • increase the awareness of the contributions the military makes locally, nationally and internationally, including participation in observances such as Remembrance Day and Cadet Day.
  • Additionally, the portfolio works with Veterans Affairs and organizations that service veterans on issues of mutual concern.