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  • Monday, May 4, 2015

    Nova Scotia Contributes to Nepal Relief

    Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, April 30, that Nova Scotia will contribute $50,000 to disaster relief efforts in Nepal. “The effects of the earthquake have been devastating. My thoughts, and the thoughts of all Nova Scotians, are with the injured, those who have lost loved ones and those still waiting to hear from loved ones […]

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015

    New Fund to Replace Tax Credit

    Finance and Treasury Board Minister Diana Whalen announced a new film and television industry fund that will replace a film tax credit, after a meeting with the film and television industry today, April 23. The proposed Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund is modelled after a successful program in Alberta. “We have said […]

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Premier Offers Condolences on Passing of Al Graham

    Premier Stephen McNeil extended his condolences to the family and friends of retired Nova Scotia Senator Al Graham, who passed away Wednesday, April 22.   Mr. Graham was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1972 by Pierre Trudeau and retired in 2004, at the mandatory retirement age of 75. He earned several key positions, […]

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Amendments Clear Way for New Provincial Code of Conduct

    Amendments to the Education Act will move students, teachers and schools closer to a new school Code of Conduct. The proposed amendments will replace all school codes of conduct on Sept. 1, and allow a Ministerial Policy on Code of Conduct to be adopted provincewide. The new code will help address concerns heard from 19,000 […]

  • Monday, April 20, 2015

    Government Enhances Support to Help Seniors Live Well in Their Homes

    Government is making a number of investments this year to help more seniors stay in their homes longer and remain independent. “The time has come to place a stronger focus on helping people live well at home,” said Seniors Minister Leo Glavine. “We know people want to live independently in their own homes — with […]

  • Friday, April 17, 2015

    Legislation Introduced to Ban Flavoured Tobacco

    Legislation introduced today, April 17, will ban the sale of flavoured tobacco in Nova Scotia, including menthol, with minor exceptions. “The health and safety of Nova Scotians, especially our youth, is our number one priority,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “We are banning the sale of flavoured tobacco to discourage a culture of […]

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Amendments to Vital Statistics Act Introduced

    Amendments to the Vital Statistics Act will further protect transgender Nova Scotians from harassment and discrimination. Amendments introduced today, April 8, will remove the requirement for Nova Scotians to have sex reassignment surgery to change the sex designation on their birth certificate. “Carrying documents that do not match your identified gender can create stress and […]

  • Monday, April 13, 2015

    Budget 2015-16 Measures Reduce Spending, Restructure Government

    The 2015-16 budget holds the line on spending, restructures and reduces the size of government and continues to clear the way for private-sector growth. Finance and Treasury Board Minister Diana Whalen tabled the budget today, April 9. It projects a deficit of $97.6 million. “This budget holds the line on spending and protects the things […]

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    Premier Thanks Gosse, Corbett for Service

    Premier Stephen McNeil on April 2nd, thanked Gordie Gosse and Frank Corbett for their service to the province. The two MLAs announced their resignation today. Mr. Gosse was first elected in 2003 and served as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Corbett was first elected in 1998 and served as deputy premier, […]

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Making Tough But Necessary Choices, an Op-ed from Diana Whalen

    The 2015-16 budget on April 9 may be the most important budget Nova Scotia has faced in quite some time. In preparing the budget, I met with many Nova Scotians who shared great ideas about new or enhanced public programs. The hard truth is we just don’t have the capacity to act on them all […]

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