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Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter to teach course at Dalhousie

Premier Darrell Dexter talks with reporters after voting in the Nova Scotia provincial election in Cole Harbour, N.S. near Halifax on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Former premier Dexter has received an appointment to teach a public policy course at Dalhousie University.
Premier Darrell Dexter talks with reporters after voting in the Nova Scotia provincial election in Cole Harbour, N.S. near Halifax on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Former premier Dexter has received an appointment to teach a public policy course at Dalhousie University. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter has received an appointment to teach a public policy course at Dalhousie University.

Dexter, who was the province’s first NDP premier between 2009 and 2013, is taking on the role through the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

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His course will offer graduate students the chance to discuss public policy challenges with a variety of guests, with Dexter chairing the gatherings.

Dexter says in a news release he expects topics ranging from healthcare, economic growth and civic engagement to be discussed during the weekly classes.

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Dexter is currently a vice-chair at Global Public Affairs, the country’s largest privately owned government relations firm.

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In March, the former premier announced he’d be heading up the firm’s work on the legalization of marijuana.