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(as introduced)

1st Session, 64th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
70 Elizabeth II, 2021


Private Member's Bill


Gender-based Analysis Plus Implementation Act


Lorelei Nicoll
Cole Harbour–Dartmouth

First Reading: October 14, 2021

Second Reading:

Third Reading:


An Act to Implement
Gender-based Analysis Plus

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Gender-based Analysis Plus Implementation Act.

2 In this Act, "gender-based analysis plus" means the analytical tool used to assess the potential impacts of policies, programs, services and other initiatives on diverse groups of women, men and people with other gender identities, and includes an examination of a range of other intersecting identity factors, such as age, sexual orientation, disability, education, language, geography, culture and income.

3 Subject to Section 5, the Public Service Commission shall ensure all employees of the Province receive training on gender-based analysis plus.

4 The Government shall mandate that all policy, program and legislative submissions to Treasury and Policy Board and to Executive Council include a gender-based analysis plus assessment.

5 The money required for the purpose of Section 3 must be paid out of money appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.


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