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

  • Amendment to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act (Nov. 17)
  • Judicial Appointments Announced (Nov. 10

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at

  • New location for Bridgewater Access Centre (Nov. 17)  
  • Free Wifi in Access Centres (Nov. 10)
  • Heating and Housing Programs for Nova Scotians (Nov. 10)
AUDITOR GENERAL--Fall 2015 Report Released (Nov. 18) 

  • Government Launches Prevention Innovation Grants (Nov. 23)
  • Amendments Introduced to the Social Workers Act (Nov. 18)
  • Accessibility Grant Announcement in New Victoria (Nov. 13)  
COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Amendments to Protect Heritage Property and Streamline Registration (Nov. 13) 

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Teachers and Province Reach Tentative Agreement (Nov. 12) 

ENERGY--New Exploration Projects in Nova Scotia's Offshore (Nov. 12) 

  • Amendments Harmonize Securities Legislation to National Standard (Nov. 20) 
  • Amendments to New Pooled Registered Pension Plan Act (Nov. 19) 
HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Legislation Will Modernize Paramedicine Profession (Nov. 18)  

  • Kevin Brooks v. Department of Justice (Nov. 13)
  • Tony Smith v. CDHA Dismissed (Nov. 12)  
IMMIGRATION--211 to Co-ordinate Offers of Support for Refugees (Nov. 17) 

  • Better Employment Services for Job Seekers and Employers (Nov. 23) 
  • Workplace Safety is a Priority (Nov. 20) 
  • Changes to Labour Standards Code Enhance Protection of Workers (Nov. 20) 
  • Compassionate Care, Bereavement Leaves Extended (Nov. 19)
  • New Graduates, Younger Workers Wanted in the Public Service (Nov. 13) 
  • Fall Legislature Sitting Begins (Nov. 12) 
  • Action Taken to Make Our Region More Competitive (Nov. 12) 
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION--Tentative Agreement Reached With Civil Service (Nov. 13)