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(as introduced)

2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
67 Elizabeth II, 2018


Private Member's Bill


Municipal Grants Act


Tammy Martin
Cape Breton Centre

First Reading: September 7, 2018

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires Cape Breton Regional Municipality be paid an annual stimulus grant of not less than $50,000,000 in each of the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years.

An Act to Amend Chapter 302
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Municipal Grants Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 302 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Municipal Grants Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 7 the following Section:

    7A (1) For the purpose of this Section, "stimulus grant" means a grant payable to a municipality for a fixed time to assist the municipality in defraying expenses related to operations, infrastructure construction or rehabilitation or debt relief.

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), Cape Breton Regional Municipality shall be paid a stimulus grant of not less than fifty million dollars for the 2018-19 fiscal year and for each of the two subsequent fiscal years.

    (3) The money required for the purpose of subsection (2) must be paid out of the money appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.

    (4) For greater certainty, the payment of the stimulus grant pursuant to subsection (2), terminates at the end of the 2020-21 fiscal year.


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