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

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at

  • Strengthening Funeral Home Oversight (March 9)
  • Company Announced to Modernize the Registry of Joint Stock Companies (March 1)

BUSINESS--Embracing Social Enterprise (Feb. 26)

COMMISSION ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION--Success of All Students Central in Inclusive Education Report (March 26)

Province Expands Pre-primary Program (March 7)
Expanding Access to Regulated Child Care for Families (March 6)
Education Reform Act (March 1) 

Amendments to the Insurance Act Protect Nova Scotians (March 29)
Balanced Budget Strengthens Services and Supports for Nova Scotians (March 20)
Province Invests to Grow the Economy, Enhance Community Supports (March 15)

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Aquaculture Regulations to be Updated (March 9)

Province Expands Caregiver Benefit Program (March 13)
More Collaborative Family Practice Teams Being Strengthened to Enhance Access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care (March 8)
Safe Body Art Act Effective February 2019 (March 7)
Psychologists Act Amendments Introduced (Feb. 27)

INTERNAL SERVICES--First Public Sector Innovation Garage in Canada to Open in Halifax (March 26)

Strengthening Supports for Victims of Domestic Violence (March 29)
Legislation Will Strengthen Apprenticeship System, Make Workplaces Safer (Feb. 28)

Amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter Reduce Greenhouse Gas and Improve Neighbourhoods (March 8)
Changes to Act to Enable Development Project in Sydney (March 8)
Legislation Will Modernize Board of Property Valuation Services Corporation (March 6)

Commission Cautions Investors, Issues Fraud Checklist During Fraud Prevention Month (March 12)
Investor Alert for Bitcoin Bank/ (March 8)

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Halifax Convention Centre Reaches Substantial Completion (March 5)