Danny Graham is best known as the former leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and MLA for Halifax Citadel. He is now serving as the Chief Engagement Officer of Engage Nova Scotia.
Over the past three decades, Danny has held senior positions in business, law, government, and politics.
He is currently Counsel to McInnes Cooper – advising on business matters, Collective Social Responsibility and Aboriginal Law.
He has been lead counsel in cases at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
He acted as an advisor to Justice Canada and the United Nations, and consultant to the governments of Thailand, Jamaica, Tanzania, and Ukraine.
In Nova Scotia, he was the province’s Chief Negotiator on Aboriginal rights between 2006 and 2014 in the Made in Nova Scotia Process.
Danny helped author We Choose Now: A Playbook for Nova Scotians, a ten-year plan examining the economic future of the province.
He was the chair of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program, the Smart Justice Network of Canada and Envision Halifax.
He also sat on the board of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and St. Francis Xavier University.
Danny leads an active life beyond his work as a husband and father. He is the co-founder of a wilderness retreat focused on personal development.
I spoke with Danny Graham at my office in downtown Halifax and our conversation covered how he became involved in politics, his passion for restorative justice, his decision to leave to care for his wife during her cancer treatment and his views on the current state of political discourse...