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Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary
Gets New Executive Director

Ms. Margaret L. (Peg) MacInnis. has joined the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary.

Ms. MacInnis is the new Executive Director, replacing Ms. Donna Foulkes who retired at the end of March.

Peg brings a wealth of experience to the office from both the legal profession and the field of public administration. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor in Recreation from Dalhousie University and her Law degree from Dalhousie Law School.

She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in August of 1989 and worked in private practice at the law firm of Cox Downie. She has also worked as a Solicitor with the Province’s Department of Justice, a Crown Attorney with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, and as Principal of her own consulting firm; PegMac Consulting.

As well, as Chief Executive Officer of the Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs,Peg led the efforts to create the agency and then establish its place within the Provincial Government. She was also instrumental in the development and implementation of a strategy which resulted in an historic agreement to address treaty rights and related issues and brought together the Nova Scotia and Federal Governments and the Province’s Mi’kmaq Chiefs.

Peg was a member of the Board of Directors for Via Rail, worked as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough., and has also been a sport and recreation administrator. She has advised Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Boards, Councils, committees and Courts.