GRAHAM STEELE was a member of the Nova Scotia legislature from 2001 to 2013. He was Nova Scotia’s Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2012, and later Minister of Economic & Rural Development and Tourism.
After leaving elected office in 2013, Graham could be heard weekly on CBC Nova Scotia television and radio, commenting on Nova Scotia politics.
Graham’s book about his experience in the legislature and government, titled What I Learned About Politics, became a bestseller when it was released in 2014. His second book, published in 2017, is The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians Work For You. It’s a practical manual for citizens who have to work with politicians but aren’t sure how.
More recently, Graham was an award-winning professor of business law in the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University. He currently qualifies for the senior discount at one large retail chain, and looks forward to more.