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

  • Strategies to Make Nova Scotia Accessible by 2030 (Sept. 24)
  • Act to Restrict Possession and Sale of Body Armour (Sept. 14)
  • Supporting Victims of Online Bullying, an op-ed from Justice Minister Mark Furey (Sept. 13)
  • Protecting Rights of 2SLGBTIQ+ Youth with Prohibition on Harmful Therapy (Sept. 11)
  • Death in Correctional Services Custody (Sept. 11) 
  • Preparing for the future: Enhancing programming and services at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, an op-ed from Justice Minister Mark Furey (Sept. 6)
  • Marking One Year of Progress on Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31)

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at

  • New Gender Identity Option for Birth Certificates (Sept. 20)
  • Strengthening Residential Tenancies Act for Tenants and Landlords (Sept. 20)
  • Changes to the Senior Citizens' Property Tax Rebate (Sept. 20)
  • More Stringent Regulations for the Funeral Industry (Sept. 20)
  • Introducing the Lowest Incorporation Fees in the Country (Sept. 7)


  • Repeal of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act (Sept. 26)
  • Changes to the Animal Protection Act (Sept. 13) 


  • Legislation for Halifax Convention Centre (Sept. 21)
  • Develop Nova Scotia Gets Provincewide Mandate (Sept. 7) 

COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE--Investing in Community Transportation Along the South Shore (Sept. 10)


  • Community Projects to Reduce Poverty (Sept. 14)
  • Expanded Program Connects Youth to Resource Sector Jobs (Aug. 29)


  • Members Appointed to Provincial Advisory Council on Education (Sept. 27) 
  • Amendments to Day Care Act (Sept. 11)
  • Enhanced Roles for School Advisory Councils New for September (Aug. 30)

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--Help for Residents Affected by Water Shortage in Southwest Nova Scotia (Sept. 18)

ENERGY/MINES--Tidal Permit Issued to Black Rock Tidal Power (Sept. 20) 


  • Amendments to Securities Act Creates Consistency Among Provinces (Sept. 27)
  • Budget Update Shows Surplus Growth (Sept. 27) 
  • Update of Anti-Gambling Program (Sept. 21)
  • Amendments to Liquor Control Act Repeal Prohibition Era Plebiscite Requirement (Sept. 11) 


  • Government Pilots New Model for Youth Health in Schools (Sept. 17)
  • Expert Advisory Panel to Recommend Improvements in Long-term Care (Sept. 5)
  • Students Welcomed Back with New Breakfast Programs (Sept. 4)
  • Partnership, Investment Supports Nova Scotians Living with Acquired Brain Injury (Aug. 30)  

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY--New Health-care Committee (Sept. 14)

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Decision for Reed, Marston, Vienneau, MacDonald and McKenna v. Province of Nova Scotia (Sept. 7)

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS--Legislation Introduced to Remove Provincial Trade Barriers (Sept. 12)


  • FOIPOP Annual Report Released (Sept. 27) 
  • Public Information Disclosure Website Online (Sept. 5)


  • Funding Supports Arts and Culture at Cape Breton University (Sept. 26)
  • More Leave Time for Nova Scotia Employees and their Families (Sept. 13)


  • Establishing Minimum Land Use Planning Requirements for Municipalities (Sept. 25)
  • Legislation to Support Windsor and West Hants Consolidation (Sept. 25)

NOVA SCOTIA GAMING CORPORATION--Annual Campaign Highlights Responsible Gambling (Sept. 26)

OMBUDSMAN--Annual Report Released (Sept. 27) 


  • Provincial Population Hits Record High (Sept. 27) 
  • Nova Scotia Receives Highest-Ever Credit Rating (Sept. 18)
  • Throne Speech Outlines Nova Scotians' Success, Province's Momentum (Sept. 6)

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION--Premier Recognizes Excellence and Dedication in Public Service - honourees include Michael Sampson, DOJ (Sept. 25)

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE--Second Session of the 63rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature Speech from the Throne (Sept. 6)

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Province Launches Off-highway Vehicle Pilot in Six Communities (Sept. 24)