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Appropriations Act, 1998


1st Session, 57th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
47 Elizabeth II, 1998

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 1998


The Honourable Donald R. Downe
Minister of Finance

First Reading: June 29, 1998

Second Reading: June 29, 1998

Third Reading: June 29, 1998 (NO AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: June 29, 1998

An Act to Provide for
Defraying Certain Charges and Expenses of
the Public Service of the Province

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Appropriations Act, 1998.

2 The several sums of money hereinafter stated are granted to His Honour the Lieutenant Governor for the purpose of defraying the undermentioned several charges and expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1999:

Department of Agriculture and Marketing $ 34,296,000

Department of Business and Consumer Services 29,213,000

Department of Community Services 559,967,000

Department of Economic Development and Tourism 58,904,000

Department of Education and Culture 829,193,000

Assistance to Universities,

Department of Education and Culture 188,493,000

Department of the Environment 16,023,000

Department of Finance 9,781,000

Debt Servicing Costs,

Department of Finance 821,942,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 5,885,000

Department of Health 1,455,102,000

Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs 107,330,000

Department of Human Resources 4,118,000

Department of Justice 74,724,000

Department of Labour 9,303,000

Department of Natural Resources 55,064,000

Communications Nova Scotia 1,987,000

Emergency Measures Organization of Nova Scotia 1,099,000

Executive Council 6,871,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 3,672,000

Human Rights Commission 1,522,000

Legislative Services 13,063,000

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the

Status of Women 699,000

Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority 5,852,000

Nova Scotia Boxing Authority 64,000

Nova Scotia Petroleum Directorate 4,375,000

Nova Scotia Police Commission 275,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 920,000

Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission 5,792,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,534,000

Office of the Auditor General 1,705,000

Office of the Ombudsman 317,000

Public Prosecution Service 10,409,000

Technology and Science Secretariat 8,947,000

Department of Transportation and Public Works 236,526,000

Restructuring Costs 3,129,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 197,091,000

Capital Advances,

Department of Agriculture and Marketing 45,000

3 The sum of $9,388,000 is granted to His Honour the Lieutenant Governor for the purpose of defraying charges to the Canada-Nova Scotia (Offshore) Development Fund established by Part V of the Canada-Nova Scotia Oil and Gas Agreement Act (Canada), either before or after the expiration of the said fiscal year, but such payments may not at any time exceed the funds available pursuant to said Part V.

4 The said several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance subject to the provisions of the statutes in that behalf out of the moneys that are applicable to the several purposes for which the said several sums are granted.

5 The Governor in Council is authorized to borrow or raise by way of loan on the credit of the Province either before or after the expiration of the said fiscal year, for purposes of Sections 46 and 52 of the Provincial Finance Act and in addition to borrowings authorized by other enactments, the sum of $1,500,000,000 for the public service.

6 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 1998.

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