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Appropriations Act, 2008

BILL NO. 175

(as passed)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 2008


The Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C.
Minister of Finance

First Reading: May 15, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 15, 2008

Third Reading: May 15, 2008

Royal Assent: May 27, 2008

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, 2008.

2 The several sums of money hereinafter stated are granted to Her 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, 2009:

Department of Agriculture $ 59,563,000

Department of Community Services 912,570,000

Department of Economic Development 91,645,000

Department of Education 1,261,744,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Education 230,511,000

Department of Energy 21,817,000

Department of Environment 44,607,000

Department of Finance 29,871,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance 904,522,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 7,463,000

Department of Health 3,205,939,000

Department of Health Promotion and Protection 87,526,000

Department of Justice 262,244,000

Department of Labour and Workforce Development 62,443,000

Department of Natural Resources 84,638,000

Communications Nova Scotia 8,864,000

Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia 6,141,000

Executive Council 42,543,000

FOIPOP Review Office 427,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,243,000

Human Rights Commission 2,205,000

Legislative Services 29,061,000

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women 1,003,000

Nova Scotia Business Inc. 27,890,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 359,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,538,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 3,843,000

Office of the Auditor General 3,445,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,567,000

Public Prosecution Service 18,221,000

Department of Seniors 2,127,000

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 254,539,000

Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage 56,727,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 350,875,000

Restructuring Costs 177,690,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 67,590,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 341,437,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 85,457,000

3 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.

4 The Governor in Council is authorized, for the purposes of Sections 46 and 52 of the Provincial Finance Act, and the Minister of Finance is authorized, for the purposes of borrowing for a term greater than one calendar year pursuant to Sections 47 and 52 of that Act, 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, and in addition to borrowings authorized by other enactments, the sum of $1,000,000,000 for the public service.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2008.


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