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Nova Scotia appoints former chief justice as conflict of interest commissioner

The Province House on Hollis St. Halifax, N.S., June 11. 2012.
The Province House on Hollis St. Halifax, N.S., June 11. 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lee Brown

The Nova Scotia government has appointed former provincial chief justice Joseph Kennedy as the province’s conflict of interest commissioner.

The appointment was made on Tuesday.

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Kennedy has been acting commissioner since July 31, 2018 and brings more than 40 years of legal experience to the position.

He retired as chief justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court last April and had previously served as judge, associate chief judge and chief judge of the provincial court and as justice and associate chief justice of the supreme court.

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Kennedy’s role as commissioner is to provide advice and recommendations on possible conflicts of interest involving provincially elected officials and public servants.

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