BILL NO. 13
3rd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Private Member's Bill
Employment Support and Income Assistance Act
Truro–Bible Hill–Millbrook–Salmon River
First Reading: October 14, 2016
This Bill requires the Governor in Council to take into account the cost of purchasing Health Canada's National Nutritious Food Basket when prescribing the standards for assistance to be granted.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 (1) Subsection 21(1) of Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2000, the Employment Support and Income Assistance Act, is amended by
the Governor in Council shall take into account any data available to the Governor in Council respecting the cost, for a person in the Province, to purchase the food contained in the National Nutritious Food Basket, as determined by the Department of Health (Canada).
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