Nova Scotia has introduced a new act that will recognize the autonomy and independence of adults who have diminished capacity while protecting those who cannot make certain decisions for themselves.
The importance of the treaty relationship with the Mi’kmaq and the achievements and leadership of elders and youth were celebrated on Treaty Day, today, Oct. 2.
“Treaty Day is a time to reflect on the importance of our special relationship and engage in conversations about how to make it even stronger in the future,” said Premier Stephen McNeil,
Nova Scotia’s 2017-18 budget builds on the budget tabled in the spring by making additional investments in health care, pre-primary education, and economic development.
“Nova Scotians spoke clearly that they wanted more investment in health care,” said Karen Casey,
Today, Sept. 25, is the fifth annual Medic Monday in Nova Scotia. It is a day to celebrate the 1,150 dedicated paramedics who provide highly skilled care to Nova Scotians every day.
Government is supporting more choice for women by making Mifegymiso, commonly known as the abortion pill, available to Nova Scotia women at no cost.
Mifegymiso is a drug combination taken to medically terminate an early pregnancy of up to 49 days.
The following is the Speech from the Throne read today, Sept. 21, 2017, by Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc at the opening of the first session of the 63rd General Assembly of Nova Scotia:
Before I begin I would like to honour those who have passed since our last Speech from the Throne.
Schools across the province now have a new student attendance and engagement policy to address the growing concern of student absenteeism.
The policy and a supporting operational plan were shared with the education system today,
Nova Scotians from all parts of the province are needed to serve on the province’s 155 agencies, boards and commissions.
Applications are now being accepted through a new online application system.
Nova Scotia’s first Accessibility Act has been proclaimed, part of government’s commitment to a more inclusive province.
Premier Stephen McNeil announced the proclamation today, Sept. 18, at the East Preston United Baptist Church.