Order of precedence in Nova Scotia

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This article is about the order of precedence for dignitaries in the province of Nova Scotia. For the federal list of precedence for Canadian dignitaries, see Canadian order of precedence.

The Nova Scotia order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the province of Nova Scotia. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a provincial nature.

  1. Queen of Canada (Queen Elizabeth II)
  2. Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (John James Grant CMM ONS CD)
  3. Premier of Nova Scotia (Stephen McNeil MLA)
  4. Chief Justice of Nova Scotia (Michael MacDonald)
  5. Former Lieutenant Governors
    1. Alan Abraham CM ONS CD DCL D.Eng.
    2. Myra Freeman CM ONS B.A. B.Ed.
    3. Mayann Francis ONS DHumL DCL
  6. Former Premiers
    1. Gerald Regan PC QC
    2. John Buchanan PC QC
    3. Roger Stuart Bacon
    4. Donald William Cameron
    5. Russell MacLellan QC
    6. John Hamm OC
    7. Rodney MacDonald
    8. Darrell Dexter QC
  7. Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly (Kevin Murphy MLA)
  8. Members of the Executive Council of Nova Scotia
    1. Diana Whalen MLA
    2. Keith Colwell MLA
    3. Michel Samson MLA
    4. Leo Glavine MLA
    5. Karen Casey MLA
    6. Kelly Regan MLA
    7. Geoff MacLellan MLA
    8. Zach Churchill MLA
    9. Randy Delorey MLA
    10. Tony Ince MLA
    11. Joanne Bernard MLA
    12. Lena Diab MLA
    13. Labi Kousoulis MLA
    14. Mark Furey MLA
    15. Lloyd Hines MLA
    16. Margaret Miller MLA
  9. Leader of the Opposition (Jamie Baillie MLA)
  10. Members of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada resident in Nova Scotia
    1. Allan MacEachen PC
    2. Elmer MacKay PC QC
    3. Gerald Regan PC QC
    4. John Buchanan PC QC
    5. Robert Coates PC QC
    6. Peter McCreath PC
    7. David Dingwall PC QC
    8. Bernard Alasdair Graham PC QC
    9. Bernie Boudreau PC QC
    10. Robert Thibault PC
    11. Geoff Regan PC MP
    12. Mark Eyking PC MP
    13. Scott Brison PC MP
    14. Peter MacKay PC QC MP
  11. Members of the Federal Cabinet who represent Nova Scotia
    1. Scott Brison PC QC MP
  12. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Joseph P. Kennedy)
  13. Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Deborah K. Smith)
  14. Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) (Lawrence O'Neil)
  15. Justices of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
  16. Justices of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
  17. Chief Judge of the Provincial Court (Pamela S. Williams)
  18. Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court (Alan Tufts)
  19. Judges of the Provincial Court
  20. Chief Judge of the Family Court (James C Wilson)
  21. Judges of the Family Court
  22. Leader of the Third Party (Maureen MacDonald MLA)
  23. Members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly (with precedence governed by the date of their first election to the Legislature)
  24. Members of the Senate who represent Nova Scotia (with precedence governed by date of appointment)
    1. Wilfred P. Moore QC
    2. Jane Marie Cordy
    3. Terry Mercer
    4. Jim Cowan
    5. Stephen Greene
    6. Michael L. MacDonald
    7. Kelvin Ogilvie
    8. Tom McInnis
  25. Members of the House of Commons who represent Nova Scotia (with precedence governed by the date of their first election to the House of Commons)
    1. Bill Casey MP
    2. Geoff Regan MP
    3. Scott Brison MP
    4. Rodger Cuzner MP
    5. Mark Eyking MP
    6. Andy Fillmore MP
    7. Darren Fisher MP
    8. Colin Fraser MP
    9. Sean Fraser MP
    10. Bernadette Jordan MP
    11. Darrell Samson MP
  26. Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (Ron Cutler)
  27. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Halifax (Anthony Mancini)
  28. Leaders of Faith Communities
  29. Consul General of France in Moncton and Halifax (Vincent Hommeril)
  30. Consul General of the United States of America in Halifax (Steven S. Giegerich)
  31. Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality (Mike Savage)
  32. Commander, Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic, Canadian Forces (Rear-Admiral John Newton OMM MSM CD)
  33. Commander, 5th Canadian Division, Canadian Forces (Brigadier-General Carl Turenne, OMM MSC CD)
  34. Commanding Officer "H" Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Assistant Commissioner Brian Brennan)

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