The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

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

Introduced by:
Lisa Roberts
Halifax Needham

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent

Explanatory Note

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.