News release

Premier Thanks Deputy Minister for 37 Years of Service

Premier Stephen McNeil thanked Byron Rafuse, deputy minister of Finance and Treasury Board, for 37 years of public service, after Mr. Rafuse shared news of his retirement today, Feb. 4.

Mr. Rafuse was appointed deputy minister in June 2016. He also served as associate deputy minister and controller at the Department of Finance and had senior positions in the departments of the solicitor general, health and justice over his public service career. His retirement is effective March 31.

“Mr. Rafuse has contributed tremendously to the success of our province and leaves the Nova Scotia public service after over three decades of sound financial leadership,” said Premier McNeil. “He has been a key advisor in our approach to fiscal management and balanced budgets, and a steady hand working with his colleagues on funding important initiatives across government.”

Mr. Rafuse serves on numerous boards on behalf of government, including the Teachers’ Pension Plan, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.

A new deputy minister of Finance and Treasury Board will be appointed by the new administration.

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