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Nova Scotia Liberal Party leader Stephen McNeil reacts near supporters after his majority election win in the Nova Scotia provincial election in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia October 8, 2013.
Nova Scotia Liberal Party leader Stephen McNeil reacts near supporters after his majority election win in the Nova Scotia provincial election in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia October 8, 2013.
(DEVAAN INGRAHAM/REUTERS)

Health reform is stalling because we keep firing deputy ministers

One day after new Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil was sworn in, he fired three deputy ministers and shuffled six others.

One of those who got the axe was Kevin McNamara, until then the country’s longest serving deputy minister of health – federal, provincial or territorial. He had a mere four-and-a-half years under his belt.