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BILL NO. 206

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
68 Elizabeth II, 2019


Private Member's Bill


Education Act


The Honourable Pat Dunn
Pictou Centre

First Reading: October 17, 2019

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires students in either grade 10, 11 or 12 to take a career development course and sets out subjects that the course must cover.

An Act to Amend Schedule A
of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 2018,
the Education Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Schedule A of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 2018, the Education Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 25 the following Section:

    25A (1) Every student shall in grade 10, 11 or 12 take a career development course.

    (2) The career development course must give students information respecting

    (a) the value of money;

    (b) the responsible use of credit cards;

    (c) the responsible use of debit cards;

    (d) the difference between credit cards and debit cards;

    (e) options for loans for pursuing higher education;

    (f) creating a budget;

    (g) paying a bill;

    (h) retirement savings, including registered retirement savings accounts and tax-free savings accounts;

    (i) insurance;

    (j) wills;

    (k) mutual funds; and

    (l) filing a tax return.


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