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Provincial Finance Act (amended)

BILL NO. 207

(as passed, with amendments)

1st Session, 59th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
54 Elizabeth II, 2005

Private Member's Bill

Provincial Finance Act


Darrell Dexter
Cole Harbour

First Reading: May 12, 2005 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 16, 2005

Third Reading: May 19, 2005 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: May 19, 2005

An Act to Amend Chapter 365
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Provincial Finance Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 365 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Provincial Finance Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 21 the following subsection:

21A (1) Subject to subsection (2) and the enactment by the Parliament of Canada of Bill C-48 which is now before the House of Commons, the Province shall use all moneys received by the Province from the Government of Canada for education purposes pursuant to paragraph 2(1)(b) of Bill C-48 as enacted to

(a) reduce tuition fees for all post-secondary education programs;

(b) support and increase access to apprenticeship training programs; and

(c) establish a needs-based grant program for post-secondary students,

and the expenditure of those moneys must be in addition to moneys otherwise appropriated for post-secondary education.

(2) The sums required for the purpose of this Section shall be paid out of money appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose and nothing in this Section affects the appropriation or expenditure of money not appropriated for that purpose.

2 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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