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Appropriations Act, 2011


(as passed)

3rd Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
60 Elizabeth II, 2011

Government Bill

Appropriations Act, 2011


The Honourable Graham Steele
Minister of Finance

First Reading: April 29, 2011 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 29, 2011

Third Reading: April 29, 2011

Royal Assent: May 19, 2011

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, 2011.

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, 2012:

Department of Agriculture $ 61,115,000

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 55,100,000

Department of Community Services 985,084,000

Department of Economic and Rural Development
and Tourism 125,610,000

Department of Education 1,135,237,000

Department of Energy 30,462,000

Department of Environment 27,582,000

Department of Finance 36,007,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance 885,485,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 8,462,000

Department of Health and Wellness 3,768,259,000

Department of Justice 302,036,000

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 345,211,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
and Advanced Education 384,792,000

Department of Natural Resources 92,845,000

Office of Aboriginal Affairs 4,195,000

Chief Information Office 25,848,000

Communications Nova Scotia 9,353,000

Executive Council 22,432,000

FOIPOP Review Office 522,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,719,000

Human Rights Commission 2,166,000

Intergovernmental Affairs 3,935,000

Legislative Services 26,413,000

Nova Scotia Business Inc. 27,679,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 420,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,605,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,344,000

Office of the Auditor General 3,550,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,598,000

Public Prosecution Service 18,924,000

Public Service Commission 18,235,000

Department of Seniors 1,881,000

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 274,761,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 420,362,000

Restructuring Costs 111,019,000

Tax Credits and Rebates 74,943,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 31,761,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 477,895,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 61,923,000

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 In addition to borrowing authorized by other enactments, the Minister of Finance is authorized to borrow, for the purpose of and in accordance with the Finance Act, the sum of $1,250,000,000 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 2011-12 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2011.


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