BILL NO. 65
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
Local Action on Climate Change Support Act
Cape Breton Centre–Whitney Pier
First Reading: October 28, 2021
(4) Subject to Section 11, the Governor in Council may from time to time transfer to the Fund and charge to the General Revenue Fund such money as is considered necessary for the purpose of this Act or if it is considered expedient so to do.
(2) Vulnerable municipalities, as determined by relative fiscal capacity, demographic factors and the cost of providing services have priority in determining eligibility for money from the Fund and amounts awarded under the Fund.
5 (1) Subject to Section 11, the Province shall provide funding to the Federation of Nova Scotia Municipalities to establish a staff position within the Federation dedicated to the function of assisting municipalities in accessing federal funding for environmental sustainability or climate-change matters.
6 The Province hereby commits itself to working in co-operation with municipalities to support their plans and actions to address climate-change matters, including supporting the installation of energy-efficiency and water-conservation equipment on private property in accordance with Section 81A of the Municipal Government Act and Section 104A of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter through a program such as the Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy Program.
- 65BA Notwithstanding Sections 65A and 65B, the council may spend money required by the municipality for all measures the council considers reasonable to advance environmental sustainability, including addressing climate change, whether by mitigation, adaptation or otherwise.
- 193A The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, shall adopt a statement of provincial interest respecting environmental sustainability.
- 79BA Notwithstanding Sections 79A and 79B, the Council may spend money required by the Municipality for all measures the Council considers reasonable to advance environmental sustainability, including addressing climate change, whether by mitigation, adaptation or otherwise.
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