About the Legislature
The Nova Scotia Legislature, consisting of the Lieutenant Governor and the House of Assembly, is the legislative branch of the provincial Government of Nova Scotia, Canada. The Assembly is the oldest in Canada, having first sat in 1758. In 1848, Nova Scotia became the site of the first responsible government among the colonies of the British Empire.
Nova Scotia has 51 Members in the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) representing 51 electoral districts. The Assembly meets in Province House, a National Historic Site and Canada’s oldest legislative building. It is located in Halifax. It opened on February 11, 1819.
Access the Legislative Library’s Online Catalogue, view the Monthly Checklists of Nova Scotia Government publications, or consult the library’s rich resources.
Do you know who represents the Crown in Nova Scotia? Have you ever wondered how the laws that affect your daily life get made? Answer these questions and more.
History of political milestones in Nova Scotia
Galleries on Province House, people, events, symbols, and artifacts
Learn about the modern-day ceremonies and their place in the day-to-day business of the House of Assembly.
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Legislative publications and the monthly checklist of Nova Scotia Government publications
View financial disclosure reports for senior management.
Improve your legislative literacy with this series of educational videos.