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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.

View select or special committees.

This week in committees

April 12, 2021 - 9:00am

Via video conference
At that meeting, the following bills will be considered:
Bill No. 85 – Securities Act (amended) (no representation)
Bill No. 87 – Pension Benefits Act (amended) (no representation)
Bill No. 92 – Continuing Care Assistants Registry Act (with representation)
Bill No. 95 – Parenting and Support Act (amended) (no representation)
Bill No. 97 – Electricity Act (amended) (with representation)

April 12, 2021 - 3:30pm

Via video conference
At that meeting, the following bills will be considered:
Bill No. 74 – An Act to Incorporate The Yarmouth Golf and Country Club (amended) (no representation)
Bill No. 77 – Digby Marketing and Promotions Levy Act (no representation)

April 13, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Via Video Conference
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Joanne Stone, Senior Director, People Services/Human Resources
Geoff Piers, Director, Recruiting and Workforce Planning & Central Zone People Services
Colin Stevenson, Vice President, Quality and System Performance
Department of Health and Wellness
Dr. Kevin Orrell, Deputy Minister
Angela Purcell, Senior Executive Director, Health Workforce
IWK Health Centre
Steve Ashton, Vice-President, People and Organization Development
Matthew Campbell, Director, Strategy and Performance and Director (Interim) People

April 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Via Video Conference
Department of Transportation and Active Transit
Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister
Department of Lands and Forestry
Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Lands Inc.
Stephen MacIsaac, President and CEO