News release

Deputy Premier Karen Casey Thanked for Years of Service

Premier Stephen McNeil thanked deputy premier Karen Casey for her years of service after Ms. Casey announced today, Jan. 21, that she will not reoffer in the next election.

“Minister Casey has played an integral role in government and our return to good fiscal management while also investing in health, education and other priorities of Nova Scotians,” said Premier McNeil. “She has set a standard of hard work, integrity and respect that is second to none. As deputy premier and minister, she has always carried out her duties in the best interest of all Nova Scotians, and I am grateful that we have had the opportunity to work together.”

Ms. Casey was named deputy premier in 2017 and is also the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, as well as the chair of the Treasury and Policy Board. She has served previously in the education and health portfolios.

She has been the MLA for Colchester North since 2006.

“I am proud to have been part of this government as we have seen our province reach milestones in population growth, immigration and employment,” said Ms. Casey. “It has also been both an honour and privilege to serve the people of Colchester North and all Nova Scotians. I appreciate all the positive working relationships I have developed with constituents over the past 15 years.”

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