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BILL NO. 21


Private Members Bill


6th Session, 56th General Assembly

Nova Scotia

46 Elizabeth II, 1997





An Act to Amend Chapter 5

of the Acts of 1993,

the Freedom of Information Act






John F. Hamm, M.D.

Pictou Centre








Halifax

Printed by Queens Printer for Nova Scotia




Explanatory Note





This Bill makes it clear that the Freedom of Information Act gives to the public a right of access to


(a) any facts or any analysis, study, report or background information obtained by the expenditure of public money; and


(b) all records in the custody of a public body that relate to any arrangement or agreement whereby a public body and other persons undertake and carry out, as partners, any work or undertaking that involves the expenditure of public money.





An Act to Amend Chapter 5

of the Acts of 1993,

the Freedom of Information Act



Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:


1 Subsection 4(1) of Chapter 5 is amended by striking out the period at the end and substituting the following:


and including, for greater certainty,


(a) all records that relate to any arrangement or agreement whereby a public body and any other person, that is not a public body, undertake and carry out, as partners, any work or undertaking that provides for the expenditure of money by Her Majesty in right of Province, which includes all records that indicate the manner in which the money will be, or has been spent; and


(b) any facts and any analysis, study, report or background information obtained by the expenditure of money by Her Majesty in right of the Province.


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