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Pre-primary Education Act

BILL NO. 268

(as passed)

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

Government Bill

Pre-primary Education Act


The Honourable Jamie Muir
Minister of Education

First Reading: October 25, 2005 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: October 31, 2005

Third Reading: November 3, 2005

Royal Assent: December 8, 2005

An Act Respecting
Pre-primary Education

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Pre-primary Education Act.

2 The Minister of Education has the general supervision and management of this Act.

3 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) establishing or respecting the establishment of a pre-primary program for children less than six years of age;

(b) respecting the program;

(c) respecting how and by whom the program is to be delivered;

(d) respecting the funding of the program;

(e) prescribing the provisions or of any other enactment that apply to the program;

(f) respecting a pilot program;

(g) defining any word or expression used but not defined in this Act;

(h) respecting any matter the Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable to carry out effectively the intent and purpose of this Act.

(2) Regulations made pursuant to clauses (1)(a) to (h) respecting a pilot program may be made retroactively effective on and after August 1, 2005.

(3) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority contained in subsection (1) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.

4 This Act has effect on and after August 1, 2005, upon the Governor in Council so ordering and declaring by proclamation.


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