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BILL NO. 136

(as introduced)

3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
70 Elizabeth II, 2021


Government Bill


Appropriations Act, 2021


The Honourable Labi Kousoulis
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board

First Reading: April 19, 2021

Second Reading: April 19, 2021

Third Reading: April 19, 2021 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)


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, 2021.

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, 2022:

    Department of Agriculture $ 40,613,000

    Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 117,098,000

    Department of Community Services 1,124,314,000

    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1,591,394,000

    Department of Energy and Mines 70,768,000

    Department of Environment and Climate Change 44,379,000

    Department of Finance and Treasury Board 25,031,000

    Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance and
    Treasury Board 710,886,000

    Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 19,493,000

    Department of Health and Wellness 5,332,752,000

    Department of Inclusive Economic Growth 125,594,000

    Department of Infrastructure and Housing 132,782,000

    Department of Justice 392,342,000

    Department of Labour and Advanced Education 407,450,000

    Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
    and Advanced Education 443,590,000

    Department of Lands and Forestry 79,033,000

    Department of Municipal Affairs 213,184,000

    Communications Nova Scotia 8,171,000

    Elections Nova Scotia 4,278,000

    Executive Council 9,822,000

    Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Office 957,000

    Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,653,000

    Human Rights Commission 2,857,000

    Intergovernmental Affairs 4,481,000

    Legislative Services 24,071,000

    Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 427,000

    Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,985,000

    Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,123,000

    Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives 2,014,000

    Office of Immigration and Population Growth 10,209,000

    Office of L'nu Affairs 4,257,000

    Office of the Auditor General 4,878,000

    Office of the Ombudsman 1,961,000

    Public Prosecution Service 26,633,000

    Public Service Commission 21,135,000

    Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness 2,435,000

    Department of Seniors 2,916,000

    Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services 328,485,000

    Department of Transportation and Active Transit 554,192,000

    Restructuring Costs 321,642,000

    Refundable Tax Credits 144,698,000

    Pension Valuation Adjustment 107,833,000

    Capital Purchase Requirements 1,015,793,000

    Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 17,599,000

3 The several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, subject to any applicable statutes, out of the moneys that are applicable to the purposes for which the several sums are granted.

4 In addition to borrowing authorized by other enactments, the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board is authorized to borrow, for the purpose of and in accordance with the Finance Act, the sum of $2,150,000,000 for the public service, by any means and from any source, for a term greater than three hundred sixty-five days, either before or after the expiration of the 2021-22 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2021.


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