Premier Darrell Dexter today, March 15, announced the appointments of new ministerial assistants and changes in the assignments of others and one of Pictou County's MLAs is on the list.
Pictou East MLA Clarrie MacKinnon is now ministerial assistant for the Premier and Buy Local.
"Ministerial assistants are instrumental in helping to ensure that government policies and programs address the key priorities of government and make life better for Nova Scotia families," said Dexter. "The new roles will put more emphasis on creating good jobs and growing the local economy, and taking advantage of opportunities like shipbuilding, energy and forestry.
"I want to welcome the appointees to their new roles and thank them for accepting this important responsibility."
Ministerial assistants will represent ministers and government to build relationships with important groups, and work with departments on policy and program development.