Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Appropriations Act, 1996.
2 The several sums of money hereinafter stated are granted to His Honour the Lieutenant Governor for the purpose of defraying the undermentioned several charges and expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997:
Department of Agriculture and Marketing . . . $ 32,512,000
Department of Business and Consumer Services . . . 36,716,000
Department of Community Services . . . 539,537,000
Department of Education and Culture. . . 768,720,000
Assistance to Universities,
Department of Education and Culture. . . 188,834,000
Department of the Environment. . . . 18,833,000
Department of Finance. . . 9,342,000
Debt Servicing Costs,
Department of Finance. . . 896,871,000
Department of Fisheries. . . 6,290,000
Department of Health . . . 1,162,179,000
Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs. . . 90,449,000
Department of Human Resources. . . 4,051,000
Department of Justice. . . 74,302,000
Department of Labour . . . 15,613,000
Department of Natural Resources. . . 53,856,000
Communications Nova Scotia . . . . 1,866,000
Executive Council. . . 5,464,000
Government Contributions to Benefit Plans. . . 3,633,000
Human Rights Commission. . . 1,248,000
Legislative Services . . . 12,089,000
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the
Status of Women. . . 476,000
Nova Scotia Boxing Authority . . . 63,000
Nova Scotia Gaming Control Commission. . . 1,000
Nova Scotia Police Commission. . . 270,000
Nova Scotia Securities Commission. . . 907,000
Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission. . . 6,065,000
Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board . . . 2,078,000
Office of the Auditor General. . . 1,691,000
Office of the Ombudsman. . . 306,000
Public Inquiry, Westray Mine . . . 350,000
Public Prosecution Service . . . 8,550,000
Technology and Science Secretariat . . . 4,244,000
Women's Directorate. . . 204,000
Nova Scotia Economic Renewal Agency. . . 69,561,000
Department of Transportation and Public Works. . . 241,389,000
Restructuring Costs. . . 38,600,000
Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements . . . 217,367,000
A sum not exceeding $45,000 for Total Capital Advances.
3 The sum of $3,579,000 is granted to His Honour the Lieutenant Governor for the purpose of defraying charges to the Canada-Nova Scotia (Offshore) Development Fund established by Part V of the Canada-Nova Scotia Oil and Gas Agreement Act (Canada), either before or after the expiration of the said fiscal year, but such payments may not at any time exceed the funds available pursuant to said Part V.
4 The said several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance subject to the provisions of the statutes in that behalf out of the moneys that are applicable to the several purposes for which the said several sums are granted.
5 The Governor in Council is authorized to borrow or raise by way of loan on the credit of the Province either before or after the expiration of the said fiscal year, for purposes of Sections 46 and 52 of the Provincial Finance Act and in addition to borrowings authorized by other enactments, the sum of $500,000,000 for the public service.
6 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 1996.