Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada



Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister of Environment

Scott Farmer

Phone: (902) 424-8150


Deputy Minister of EnvironmentA lawyer by training, Scott joined the Government of Nova Scotia in 2007. He has an Engineering Diploma and a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University, a Juris Doctor (law) degree from Dalhousie University and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1996.  He worked in private practice at a Halifax law firm, then in senior leadership roles at Bell Aliant before joining the province.

Scott served as Associate Deputy Minister of Program Modernization at Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services until April 30, 2020, when he was appointed Deputy Minister of Nova Scotia Environment.