News release

Premier Thanks Justice Minister Mark Furey for Years of Service

Premier Stephen McNeil thanked Justice Minister Mark Furey for his years of service after Mr. Furey announced today, Feb. 19, that he will not reoffer in the next provincial election.

“I want to thank Mr. Furey for his commitment to our province and service to Nova Scotians,” said Premier McNeil. “He has held several high-profile portfolios in my cabinet and has been a leader around our caucus table. He has carried out his duties with the utmost integrity and I am grateful for his support and friendship during our time in government.”

Mr. Furey is the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Labour Relations and is responsible for the Elections Act, Human Rights Act, Accessibility Act, and the Nova Scotia Police Review Board. He was appointed to the Executive Council in 2013 and has served previously in the municipal affairs, business, Service Nova Scotia and tourism portfolios.

He has been the MLA for Lunenburg West since 2013.

“It has been an honour and privilege to represent the people of Lunenburg West,” said Mr. Furey. “I have been fortunate to be part of a transformative government and I am incredibly proud of the many accomplishments we have achieved together.”

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