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Honourable Karen Lynn Casey

Casey, Hon. Karen Lynn

The Honourable Karen Casey was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as the Progressive Conservative MLA for Colchester North in 2006 and was re-elected in 2009. She was elected again as a Liberal MLA for Colchester North in 2013 and 2017. 

She was the Interim Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia from June 24, 2009 until August 16, 2010 and has served as Minister of Education and Minister of Health.

She resigned from the PC Caucus and joined the Liberal Caucus on January 10, 2011. Under the Liberal Caucus, she has served as Minister responsible for Youth, Minister of Education and Early childhood Development, and Chair of Treasury and Policy Board.

Karen Casey is a former Assistant Superintendent of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and a former principal.

She is a member of the Internal Affairs Committee.

Constituency Party Start Date
Colchester North Liberal 2011
Colchester North PC 2006 - 2011

Current cabinet responsibilities

  • Deputy Premier
  • Deputy President of the Executive Council
  • Minister responsible for the Credit Union Act
  • Minister responsible for the Insurance Act and the Insurance Premiums Tax Act
  • Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act
  • Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
  • Minister responsible for Part I of the Gaming Control Act
  • Minister responsible for the Securities Act
  • Minister responsible for the Utility and Review Board Act
  • Minister responsible for the Chartered Professional Accountants Act


Standing Committees


Contact details

Constituency office

Civic address:
10653 Hwy. 2,
Masstown, NS

Mailing address:
10653 Hwy. 2,
Debert, NS
B0M 1G0

Phone: 902-641-2200
Fax: 902-641-2266

Business address

Chair, Treasury and Policy Board
c/o Executive Council Office
One Government Place
1700 Granville Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 2125
Halifax, NS
B3J 3B7

Phone: (902) 424-5720
Fax: (902) 424-0635

Department of Finance and Treasury Board
7th Floor, Provincial Building
1723 Hollis Street
P.O. Box 187
Halifax, NS
B3J 2N3

Phone: (902) 424-5720
Fax: (902) 424-0635

Maps and History

Constituency History
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