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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 Chairman of the Committee of the Whole, the Deputy Speaker, takes his 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.

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This week in committees

April 24, 2018

Committee Room
Granville Level
One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax NS
Witness / Agenda:
Pre-primary and Impacts on the Child Care Sector
Nova Scotia Child Care Association
Ms. Pam Streeter, Private Licensed Administrators Association
Ms. Lisa Davies, Non-Profit Directors Association
Department of Education and Early Childhood Education
Ms. Cathy Montreuil, Deputy Minister
Ms. Janet Lynn Huntington, Executive Director, Pre-primary Program
Ms. Vicki Elliott-Lopez, Executive Director, Regulated Child Care and Licensing
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Agency, Board and Commission Appointments

April 25, 2018

Legislative Chamber
Province House

Mental Health Strategy
Department of Health & Wellness
Ms. Denise Perret – Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Ms. Janet Knox – President and CEO