Bill No. 89
Education Act (amended) and Municipal Elections Act (amended)
An Act to Amend Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, and Chapter 300 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Municipal Elections Act
|First Reading||April 26, 2017|
|Second Reading Debates|
|Second Reading Passed|
|Law Amendments Committee|
|Committee of the Whole House|
|Third Reading Debates|
Clause 1 includes persons acting in loco parentis to a child in the definitions of “entitled parent” and “entitled person” in the Education Act.
Clause 2 allows entitled persons to vote in elections for both the Conseil acadien and another school board.
Clause 3 allows a qualified African Nova Scotian elector to vote for both an African Nova Scotian member and another member for a school board, and allows a qualified African Nova Scotian elector who is also an “entitled person” to vote for an African Nova Scotian member, another member for a school board and for a member of the Conseil acadien.
Clause 4 allows permanent residents to be elected or appointed as members of school boards. It also prohibits a person from being nominated for election to more than one school board.
Clause 5 is consequential to changes made in Clauses 2 and 3.
Clause 6 allows permanent residents to vote in municipal elections.