Back to top
Appropriations Act, 2013

BILL NO. 58

(as passed)

5th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
62 Elizabeth II, 2013



Government Bill



Appropriations Act, 2013

CHAPTER 1 OF THE ACTS OF 2013



The Honourable Maureen MacDonald
Minister of Finance



First Reading: April 23, 2013 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 23, 2013

Third Reading: April 23, 2013

Royal Assent: May 10, 2013

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, 2013.

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, 2014:

Department of Agriculture $ 61,973,000

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 60,009,000

Department of Community Services 896,573,000

Department of Economic and Rural Development
and Tourism 130,060,000

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1,105,659,000

Department of Energy 26,136,000

Department of Environment 24,954,000

Department of Finance 41,444,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance 888,891,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 9,044,000

Department of Health and Wellness 3,910,819,000

Department of Justice 309,801,000

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 353,412,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
and Advanced Education 337,152,000

Department of Natural Resources 85,072,000

Office of Aboriginal Affairs 3,343,000

Chief Information Office 31,763,000

Communications Nova Scotia 8,808,000

Elections Nova Scotia 3,427,000

Executive Council 9,621,000

FOIPOP Review Office 560,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 8,857,000

Human Rights Commission 2,449,000

Intergovernmental Affairs 3,568,000

Legislative Services 22,811,000

Nova Scotia Business Inc. 22,370,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 426,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,654,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 1,990,000

Office of the Auditor General 3,634,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,681,000

Public Prosecution Service 20,700,000

Public Service Commission 17,269,000

Department of Seniors 1,859,000

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 247,315,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 425,458,000

Restructuring Costs 202,480,000

Refundable Tax Credits 129,356,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 110,793,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 460,859,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 65,220,000

3 The several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance, 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 is authorized to borrow, for the purpose of and in accordance with the Finance Act, the sum of $750,000,000 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 2013-14 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2013.


This page and its contents published by the Office of the Legislative Counsel, Nova Scotia House of Assembly, and © 2013 Crown in right of Nova Scotia. Created May 10, 2013. Send comments to legc.office@novascotia.ca.