New Manager Named to Cabinet Office

first_imgLongtime Big Bras d’Or businessperson, school board member andcommunity volunteer Keith Bain is the new manager of the CapeBreton cabinet office. Energy Minister Cecil Clarke, on behalf of Premier John Hamm,made the announcement today, April 30. “As part of the Nova Scotia government’s ongoing commitment toprovide Cape Breton with a strong voice, I am delighted toannounce the appointment of someone as experienced and capable asKeith Bain,” said Mr. Clarke. “His broad background in business,in education and in volunteer work will strengthen the role ofthe cabinet office.” Currently employed as a small business manager in Big Bras d’Or,Mr. Bain studied business administration at the former Sydneycampus of St. Francis Xavier University. Since 1991, he hasserved as an elected member of the Northside-Victoria and CapeBreton-Victoria regional school boards, working the last fiveyears as board vice-chair. Mr. Bain is also an active community volunteer, serving as chiefof the Big Bras d’Or Volunteer Fire Department since 1985. Hisother present and past community activities include the CanadianFederation of Independent Business, the Victoria County FireChiefs’ Association, the Bouladerie Food Bank, the Brasd’Or/Florence and Area Kinsmen Club and the local board ofmanagers for the United Church of Canada. “Keith Bain has a tremendous understanding of what it takes towork with our local communities to create more success stories onCape Breton Island,” said Mr. Clarke. Located in the Provincial Building on Prince Street in Sydney,the Cape Breton cabinet office was established by Premier JohnHamm in 1999 to provide the region with guaranteed access toprovincial decision-makers. The Nova Scotia government reviewedthe effectiveness of the office in 2002 and chose to keep it openat the request of local business and community leaders. NovaScotia’s growth strategy, Opportunities for Prosperity,recognizes the unique challenges and opportunities facing theCape Breton economy. Mr. Bain’s appointment is effective Monday, May 3. The manager’sposition was advertised in the local media in January and tworounds of interviews were held with applicants by the ExecutiveCouncil office.last_img

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