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Convocation de l'Assemblée législative le 24 septembre

La première session de la 64e assemblée générale de l'Assemblée législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse est convoquée pour une journée seulement afin d'élire une personne à la présidence de l'Assemblée législative et de nommer une ou plusieurs personnes à la vice-présidence.

La session débutera à 10 h le vendredi 24 septembre.

Province House est fermée le 30 août en raison de la cérémonie d’assermentation des députés.

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY--MLA Swearing-In Ceremony to be Broadcast Live
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Members of the 64th Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia will be sworn in at Province House on Monday, Aug. 30.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and online.

Legislative Television will broadcast the ceremony on EastLink Digital Cable channel 95 and HD 630, starting at 1 p.m.

In compliance with public health directives, the swearing-in will be divided into smaller ceremonies by party caucus, running consecutively: Progressive Conservative caucus, 1 p.m.; Liberal Party caucus, 3:30 p.m.; New Democratic Party caucus, 5 p.m.; Independent member, 5:30 p.m.

The ceremony will also be available live at: https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/legislative-tv .

Province House will be closed to the public on Aug. 30.

Media Contact: Chrissy Matheson
               Cell: 902-471-2444
               chrissy.matheson@novascotia.ca

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MLA Swearing-In Ceremony

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY--MLA Swearing-In Ceremony to be Broadcast Live
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Members of the 64th Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia will be sworn in at Province House on Monday, Aug. 30.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and online.

Legislative Television will broadcast the ceremony on EastLink Digital Cable channel 95 and HD 630, starting at 1 p.m.

In compliance with public health directives, the swearing-in will be divided into smaller ceremonies by party caucus, running consecutively: Progressive Conservative caucus, 1 p.m.; Liberal Party caucus, 3:30 p.m.; New Democratic Party caucus, 5 p.m.; Independent member, 5:30 p.m.

The ceremony will also be available live at: https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/legislative-tv .

Province House will be closed to the public on Aug. 30.

Media Contact: Chrissy Matheson
               Cell: 902-471-2444
               chrissy.matheson@novascotia.ca

Nova Scotia Schools to Receive Book Highlighting Provincial History

SPEAKER'S OFFICE--Nova Scotia Schools to Receive Book Highlighting Provincial History

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Students across the province will soon be able to unlock a significant piece of Nova Scotia's history through the donation of a new book on Province House in Halifax.

 

Nova Scotia's Province House, published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the building, is being donated by the House of Assembly to school libraries supporting grades 7 to 12. The book focuses on the building's design, including little known facts about the rooms, artifacts and historic events.

 

It features an illustrated tour of Province House and includes both historic and modern photos of Canada's oldest legislative building.

 

"This book captures many of the most significant moments in Nova Scotia's history," said Speaker of the House, Kevin Murphy. "It is a special publication and I'm pleased to see it will be available in school libraries which will allow students to explore the rich history of their province."

 

Nova Scotia's Province House is available at stores across the province.

 

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"Province House is an important part of Nova Scotia and it's important for students to have access to materials that reflect the shared history of our diverse student population. This book will be a welcomed addition to our library."

- Colleen Smith, library technician, Whycocomagh Education Centre

 

Quick Facts:

-- the book, published in partnership with Formac Publishing Limited, is edited by Legislative Librarian David McDonald

-- a series of public events, including ceremonies, musical performances and art showcases, have been held throughout the year to mark the 200th anniversary

-- Province House was officially opened on Feb. 11, 1819, by Lord Dalhousie and at that time was home to all three levels of government: judicial, executive and legislative

-- Province House used to be the home to both the Legislative Council, Nova Scotia's upper house which was abolished in 1928, and Nova Scotia's Supreme Court

 

Additional Resources:

For more information about the book, visit: http://www.formac.ca/Book/3125/Nova-Scotias-Province-House.html

 

For more information about the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Province House, visit: https://nslegislature.ca/about/province-house-200

MLA Biographies Now Online

SPEAKER’S OFFICE--MLA Biographies Now Online

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Biographies of every member of Nova Scotia’s legislative assembly since its founding are now online.

As part of the 200th anniversary of Province House, where elected members of the House of Assembly meet, biographies of all members since 1984 were just posted. This complements the 1984 print edition of biographies, edited and compiled by Shirley Elliott, which is also online and the 1958 edition by Bruce Fergusson.

“Now, academics, researchers, and all Nova Scotians have access to biographies of all MLAs since 1758,” said David McDonald, legislative librarian.

The biographies include information such as terms of office, positions they held, occupations, birth and death dates, political party affiliations, and family connections to other MLAs.

The new posting also includes lists of premiers, speakers, and ministers since 1984.

The information is available at, https://nslegislature.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/people/mlabios.pdf.

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Biographies of every member of Nova Scotia’s legislative assembly since its founding are now online.

Biographies of members since 1984 were just posted, completing the list.

Legislative Librarian David McDonald says people now have access to biographies of every MLA since 1758.

The new posting also includes lists of premiers, speakers, and ministers since 1984.

The information is on the House of Assembly website.

 

Media Contact:
David McDonald
902-424-5658
Email: David.McDonald@novascotia.ca