The Honourable Darrell Dexter, former Premier of Nova Scotia, is Vice Chair of Global Public Affairs and Chair of cannabisCONNECT.
Darrell assumed the leadership of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NDP) in 2001 and led it to form the first-ever provincial NDP government in Atlantic Canada, becoming the 27th Premier of Nova Scotia. As Chair of the Council of the Federation from 2012-13, Darrell worked on key initiatives such as leading an economic trade mission to China, establishing the Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance, and improving the flow of inter-provincial trade.
Darrell holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Dalhousie University, as well as a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College. He subsequently earned his law degree from Dalhousie University in 1987.