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This week in committees

Legislative committees allow for detailed examination of matters in a way that would not be possible in the larger House of Assembly. They are composed of Members of the Legislative Assembly from all parties, who are appointed by the House to examine and report on specific areas. Members of the public may observe the proceedings during public meetings. There are three kinds of legislative committees:

Standing Committees

Permanent committees established under the Rules and Forms of Procedure of the House of Assembly. They may study matters within specific areas of responsibility as outlined in the Rules, or matters referred to them by the House. They may also undertake studies on their own initiative.

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Committees of the Whole House

These include all MLAs and they meet in the legislative chamber. If the House recesses to sit as one of these committees, the Mace is placed under the table, the Speaker leaves the chamber, and the Chair of the Committee of the Whole, the Deputy Speaker, takes the Speaker's place at the head of the table. The Rules of the House apply, but there is no limit on the number of times a member may speak.

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Select or Special Committees

These ad hoc committees are created by an order or resolution of the House of Assembly to investigate a particular issue. In Nova Scotia, there is no difference between a select and a special committee.

View select or special committees.

This week in committees

December 1, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Legislative Chamber
Province House
1726 Hollis Street
2021 Report of the Auditor General: Performance Report – Value for Money of Early COVID-19 Relief Programs for Individuals and Small Businesses
2021 Report of the Auditor General: Performance Report – Internet for Nova Scotia
Department of Finance and Treasury Board
Geoff Gatien – Associate Deputy Minister/Controller
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Sara Halliday – Acting Associate Deputy Minister
Department of Economic Development
Scott Farmer – Deputy Minister
Develop Nova Scotia
Jennifer Angel – President & CEO
Nova Scotia Internet Funding Trust
Margaret MacDonald – Chair of Trustees
Dalhousie University
Matt Hebb – VP, Government & Global Relations
Terry Dalton – President
Barry Gander – Vice President