BILL NO. 25
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Private Member's Bill
Buy Locally Act
First Reading: November 27, 2007
An Act to Require
the Government of Nova Scotia
to Purchase Agricultural Products
from Producers in Nova Scotia
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
4 Subject to Section 7, where the Nova Scotia Government Purchasing Agency or any department or office of the public service, within the meaning of the Public Service Act, buys food items to supply the operations carried out by a department or office, it shall give preference to the purchase of local produce and shall purchase local produce in accordance with the regulations made under this Act.
6 The Government shall, within ninety days after this Act receives Royal Assent, make public draft regulations for the purpose of this Act, including regulations further defining "local produce" with respect to agricultural and aquacultural production within the Province.
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