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
Commencement

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.