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BILL NO. 151

(as passed)

2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
68 Elizabeth II, 2019


Government Bill


Appropriations Act, 2019




The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board


First Reading: April 12, 2019 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 12, 2019

Third Reading: April 12, 2019

Royal Assent: April 12, 2019

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, 2019.

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, 2020:

    Department of Agriculture $ 46,427,000

    Department of Business 152,014,000

    Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 93,641,000

    Department of Community Services 1,018,081,000

    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1,429,342,000

    Department of Energy and Mines 49,036,000

    Department of Environment 38,524,000

    Department of Finance and Treasury Board 23,683,000

    Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance and
    Treasury Board 856,107,000

    Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 21,536,000

    Department of Health and Wellness 4,638,526,000

    Department of Internal Services 193,834,000

    Department of Justice 361,438,000

    Department of Labour and Advanced Education 396,209,000

    Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
    and Advanced Education 427,782,000

    Department of Lands and Forestry 76,750,000

    Department of Municipal Affairs 213,222,000

    Aboriginal Affairs 4,406,000

    Communications Nova Scotia 7,771,000

    Elections Nova Scotia 3,517,000

    Executive Council 7,174,000

    Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 7,779,000

    Human Rights Commission 2,615,000

    Intergovernmental Affairs 4,193,000

    Legislative Services 23,825,000

    Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry 1,067,000

    Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 357,000

    Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,676,000

    Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,090,000

    Office of Immigration 10,217,000

    Office of the Auditor General 4,283,000

    Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner 715,000

    Office of the Ombudsman 1,814,000

    Public Prosecution Service 24,593,000

    Public Service Commission 19,777,000

    Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness 2,293,000

    Service Nova Scotia 89,113,000

    Department of Seniors 2,721,000

    Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 497,280,000

    Restructuring Costs 201,463,000

    Refundable Tax Credits 134,324,000

    Pension Valuation Adjustment 51,837,000

    Capital Purchase Requirements 469,557,000

    Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 46,868,000

3 The several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, 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 and Treasury Board is authorized to borrow, for the purpose of and in accordance with the Finance Act, the sum of $1,325,000,000 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 2019-20 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2019.


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