Darrell Dexter

Vice Chair, Global Public Affairs

The Honourable Darrell Dexter, former Premier of Nova Scotia, assumed the leadership of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NDP) in 2001 and led it to form the first-ever provincial NDP government in Atlantic Canada, becoming the 27th Premier of Nova Scotia. As Premier, he earned praise for controlling spending, launching a renewable energy strategy, and reducing small business taxes.  Darrell oversaw ambitious new environmental policies and was presented with a Climate Leadership in Canada award at the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.  As Chair of the Council of the Federation from 2012-13, Darrell worked on key initiatives such as leading an economic trade mission to China, establishing the Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance, and improving the flow of inter-provincial trade.


Since leaving public life, Darrell joined Global Public Affairs in September 2015  as Vice Chair, working with our firm’s public affairs experts across the country on a range of client matters and business development initiatives.