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Appropriations Act, 2000 Act


1st Session, 58th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
49 Elizabeth II, 2000

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 2000


The Honourable Neil J. LeBlanc
Minister of Finance

First Reading: May 5, 2000

Second Reading: May 5, 2000

Third Reading: May 5, 2000 (NO COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: June 8, 2000

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, 2000.

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, 2001:

Department of Agriculture and Marketing $ 33,537,000

Department of Business and Consumer Services 31,201,000

Department of Community Services 575,989,000

Departmental Operations,

Department of Economic Development 20,333,000

Funds for Strategic Investment, 28,700,000

Department of Economic Development

Department of Education 858,832,000

Assistance to Universities,

Department of Education 201,232,000

Department of the Environment 13,132,000

Department of Finance 9,298,000

Debt Servicing Costs,

Department of Finance 1,049,485,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 5,716,000

Department of Health 1,686,140,000

Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs 88,663,000

Department of Human Resources 3,986,000

Department of Justice 82,293,000

Department of Labour 8,689,000

Department of Natural Resources 52,090,000

Communications Nova Scotia 2,124,000

Emergency Measures Organization of Nova Scotia 637,000

Executive Council 7,701,000

FOIPOP Review Office 235,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 3,810,000

Human Rights Commission 1,609,000

Legislative Services 13,505,000

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the

Status of Women 625,000

Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority 4,982,000

Nova Scotia Petroleum Directorate 5,347,000

Nova Scotia Police Commission 266,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 870,000

Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission 6,882,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,099,000

Office of the Auditor General 1,850,000

Office of the Ombudsman 600,000

Public Prosecution Service 10,864,000

Technology and Science Secretariat 12,238,000

Tourism and Culture 38,388,000

Department of Transportation and Public Works 243,514,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 88,898,000

Restructuring Costs 88,035,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 286,830,000

Capital Advances,

Department of Agriculture and Marketing 45,000

3 The sum of $2,000,000 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, for purposes of Sections 46 and 52 of the Provincial Finance Act, and the Minister of Finance is authorized, for purposes of borrowing for a term of 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 $1,500,000,000 for the public service.

6 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2000.

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