Provincial announcements

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date:

The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:   

JUSTICE: Find all DOJ announcements at

  • Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act to Respect Autonomy of Adults in Decision-making (Oct. 2) 
  • Offender Assaulted at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (Sept. 22)

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at

  • Government updating the Solemnization of Marriage Act (Oct. 2) 

First Session of 63rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature, Speech from the Throne (Sept. 21)

Government Mandate Letters Posted: see

AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS/NATURAL RESOURCES--Government Helping Communities Get Clear Title to Land (Sept. 27)  

AUDITOR GENERAL--Auditor General to Audit IWK (Sept. 19)


  • Combat Sports Authority Act Introduced (Sept. 28)
  • New Accessible Library Format Offered (Sept. 28)


  • Amendments to Pre-primary Education Act (Sept. 27)
  • 52 Classrooms in 45 Locations Welcome Pre-Primary Children (Sept. 25)
  • Provincial Student Attendance and Engagement Policy Effective Oct. 1 (Sept. 20)

ENVIRONMENT--Cap and Trade Legislation Introduced (Sept. 29)

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL--Bernie Miller appointed Deputy Minister, Office of Strategic Management (Sept. 21)


  • New Board Chair Appointed to NSLC (Sept. 28)
  • New Investments, Balanced Budget (Sept. 26)


  • Naloxone Now Available in Pharmacies (Sept. 29)
  • Paramedics Recognized on Fifth Annual Medic Monday (Sept. 19)
  • Auditor General Audit Welcome, Statement by Minister (Sept. 19)

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Serious Concerns Raised by UN Regarding Systemic Discrimination Faced by African Nova Scotians (Sept. 25)

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS--Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Starts (Sept. 22)

INTERNAL SERVICES--Government Improving Information Access, Transparency (Sept. 28)

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Amendments Improve Access to PTSD Benefits (Sept. 27)

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS--Legislative Amendments to Enhance Municipal Expense Policies and Practices (Sept. 28)


  • Premier to Attend Meeting of National Indigenous Leaders and First Ministers (Oct. 2)
  • Throne Speech Commits to Inclusive, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Nova Scotia (Sept. 21)

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION--Premier Recognizes Excellence and Dedication in Public Service (Sept. 26)

STATUS OF WOMEN--Women to Benefit from Universal Coverage for Mifegymiso (Sept. 22)