Bernie Miller

Deputy Minister, Office of Strategy Management, Government of Nova Scotia


As Deputy Minister of the Office of Strategy Management (OSM), Bernie Miller is committed to advancing the priorities of the people of Nova Scotia and to creating an environment that allows business to grow our economy. Bernie Miller was appointed as Deputy Minister of the inaugural Office of Strategy Management in October of 2017. Mr. Miller was also appointed Deputy Minister of the Department of Business in December 2017 and served in that capacity until March 2021. Before these appointments, Mr. Miller served as Deputy Minister, Office of Planning and Priorities and Senior Executive Advisor, Executive Council Office, for the Province from 2014 to 2017. Before being called to public service work, Mr. Miller was a leader in the private sector for 26 years. The last seven of which he was Managing Partner and CEO of McInnes Cooper – one of the 20 largest law firms in Canada. In his work with the community, Bernie is Managing Trustee of Killam Trusts, a private trust for advanced study and research. He is an Institute-certified Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors from the Rotman School of Management and previously served on the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council Board of Governors. Mr. Miller also worked with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, served on the Advisory Board of the 4Front Atlantic Conferences, and as a Trustee of the QEII Health Sciences Center Foundation. He remains a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.


Evaluating Bold Policy Proposals - Labour Market and Workplaces
May 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:50 PM
Panel presentations and live discussion with wellbeing research, policy and practice leaders to propose and assess the feasibility of specific bold, cost-effective, evidence-based and impactful policies for wellbeing.
Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
Scientist of Institute for Economic Analysis and Director of GSE Master Program in the Economics of Public Policy, University of Barcelona
Anke Plagnol
Associate Professor and Programme Director in Behavioural Economics, City, University of London
Bernie Miller
Deputy Minister, Office of Strategy Management, Government of Nova Scotia
Armine Yalnizyan
Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers
Don Drummond
Canadian Economist, Matthews Fellow and Visiting Scholar, School of Policy Studies, Queens University