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.
A graduate of the Bridgewater Adult High School is this year’s recipient of the Nova Scotia Council of the Federation Literacy Award.
Jocelyne Boutilier received the award during a presentation ceremony at Province House today,
The province will support families and communities through the emotional challenges expected when the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to Nova Scotia next month.
Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller announced today, Aug. 30, the project leader for an independent review of forest practices in Nova Scotia is beginning.
University of King’s College president William Lahey will review forest practices and evaluate market access for private forest owners.