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Communities, Culture and Heritage


The following is a list of key contacts within the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. If you are trying to contact a person who is not on this list, or are not sure who you need to contact, please fill out a general inquiry form.

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Hon. Leo A. Glavine
Minister, Communities, Culture and Heritage
(902) 424-4889

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Deputy Minister and CEO

Justin Huston
Deputy Minister and CEO, Communities, Culture and Heritage
(902) 424-4869

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Associate Deputy Minister

Melissa MacKinnon
Associate Deputy Minister, Communities, Culture and Heritage

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Wayn Hamilton 
African Nova Scotian Affairs
(902) 424-6643

Lewis MacKinnon
Gaelic Affairs
(902) 424-4298

Mark Bannerman 
Acadian Affairs
(902) 424-0497

Craig Beaton
Culture and Heritage Development
(902) 424-6393

Kathleen Trott
Policy and Corporate Services
(902) 424-4581

Stephanie Smith
Archives, Museums and Libraries
(902) 424-4986

Bill Greenlaw
Communities, Sport, and Recreation
(902) 424-4729


Brett Loney
Communications Director
(902) 424-1593


Please note: The privacy rights of online visitors to the Communities, Culture and Heritage Web Site are fully protected by Nova Scotia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any personal information collected relates directly to operating programs. Such information is not used for any other purpose. To obtain access to or correct personal information you have submitted, contact the Information and Privacy Officer:

Shannon Higgins
Information Access and Privacy Administrator
IAP Services
PO Box 72, Halifax Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 2L4
Tel: (902) 424-6677

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