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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

December 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Legislative Chamber
Province House
1726 Hollis Street
Halifax
 
Witness/Agenda:
October 2018 Report of the Auditor General - Financial, Chapter 2
 
Office of the Auditor General
Mr. Michael Pickup – Auditor General
 
Department of Finance and Treasury Board
Mr. Byron Rafuse – Deputy Minister