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Appropriations Act, 2006


(as passed)

1st Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
55 Elizabeth II, 2006

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 2006


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

First Reading: July 14, 2006 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: July 14, 2006

Third Reading: July 14, 2006

Royal Assent: July 14, 2006

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, 2006.

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, 2006:

Department of Agriculture $ 38,840,000

Department of Community Services 748,123,000

Department of Education 1,138,222,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Education 227,872,000

Department of Energy 19,712,000

Department of Environment and Labour 30,064,000

Department of Finance 18,517,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance 963,998,000

Department of Health 2,764,479,000

Department of Health Promotion and Protection 36,299,000

Department of Justice 116,467,000

Department of Natural Resources 65,837,000

Communications Nova Scotia 7,385,000

Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia 1,406,000

Executive Council 25,114,000

FOIPOP Review Office 256,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,052,000

Human Rights Commission 1,987,000

Legislative Services 31,903,000

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women 868,000

Nova Scotia Business Inc. 34,071,000

Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture 5,031,000

Nova Scotia Police Review Board 353,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 1,928,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 3,264,000

Office of Economic Development 60,115,000

Office of the Auditor General 2,892,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,384,000

Public Prosecution Service 17,393,000

Senior Citizens' Secretariat 1,119,000

Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 136,261,000

Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage 44,401,000

Department of Transportation and Public Works 291,955,000

Restructuring Costs 113,937,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 33,213,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 335,000,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 97,004,000

3 Notwithstanding Section 2, the sum chargeable to Capital Purchase Requirements may be expended in the period from April 1, 2006, to March 31, 2008, inclusive.

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 This Act supersedes and replaces Order in Council 2006-263, dated June 22, 2006, and, for greater certainty, the amounts authorized to be spent pursuant to that Order in Council and the Special Warrant issued pursuant thereto are included in, and are not in addition to, the amounts authorized to be spend pursuant to this Act.

6 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.

7 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2006.


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