September 25 – 27, 2015
The Lord Nelson Hotel
Halifax Central Library
Mr. Graham has had 30 years’ experience in business, law, public policy and politics. He spearheaded the development of a wide range of citizen-led initiatives focused on public issues that includes the establishment of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program, Envision Halifax and Engage Nova Scotia. He was a partner in the law firm Pink Murray Graham and also worked in the field of justice reform with the governments of Nova Scotia, Canada, Thailand, Jamaica and Ukraine, as well as with the United Nations. He is best known as the former Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and MLA for Halifax Citadel. He has been Nova Scotia’s Chief Negotiator in aboriginal rights and title negotiations.
He sits on the Management Team of the law firm McInnes Cooper. He co-founded and leads a wilderness retreat on personal development for senior leaders in the private and public sectors. Since 2012 Mr. Graham has been has been mobilizing the development of Engage Nova Scotia – a grassroots initiative fostering a province-wide culture of collaboration, self-reliance, entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2014, the Ivany Commission recognized the work of Engage Nova Scotia in fostering new ideas and changing attitudes to meet the province’s economic and demographic challenges.