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BILL NO. 259

(as passed)

2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
69 Elizabeth II, 2020


Government Bill


Appropriations Act, 2020




The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Finance and Treasury Board


First Reading: March 10, 2020 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: March 10, 2020

Third Reading: March 10, 2020

Royal Assent: March 10, 2020

An Act to Provide for
Defraying Certain Charges and Expenses
of the Public Service of the Province

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Appropriations Act, 2020.

2 The several sums of money hereinafter stated are granted to His Honour the Lieutenant Governor for the purpose of defraying the undermentioned several charges and expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021:

Department of Agriculture $ 42,075,000

Department of Business 149,022,000

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 96,890,000

Department of Community Services 1,002,202,000

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1,479,302,000

Department of Energy and Mines 63,509,000

Department of Environment 42,492,000

Department of Finance and Treasury Board 24,282,000

Debt Servicing Costs, Department of Finance and
Treasury Board 758,393,000

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 17,792,000

Department of Health and Wellness 4,822,637,000

Department of Justice 374,244,000

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 400,631,000

Assistance to Universities, Department of Labour
and Advanced Education 433,420,000

Department of Lands and Forestry 78,215,000

Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing 308,513,000

Aboriginal Affairs 4,362,000

Communications Nova Scotia 7,817,000

Elections Nova Scotia 6,363,000

Executive Council 8,198,000

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Office 947,000

Government Contributions to Benefit Plans 7,788,000

Human Rights Commission 2,660,000

Intergovernmental Affairs 4,585,000

Legislative Services 23,877,000

Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner 395,000

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 2,922,000

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board 2,116,000

Office of Immigration 10,127,000

Office of the Auditor General 4,831,000

Office of the Ombudsman 1,873,000

Public Prosecution Service 25,019,000

Public Service Commission 20,183,000

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness 2,291,000

Department of Seniors 2,711,000

Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services 299,199,000

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 535,752,000

Restructuring Costs 341,032,000

Refundable Tax Credits 131,451,000

Pension Valuation Adjustment 75,832,000

Capital Purchase Requirements 910,962,000

Sinking Fund Instalments and Serial Retirements 43,091,000

3 The several sums shall be paid by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, subject to any applicable statutes, out of the moneys that are applicable to the purposes for which the several sums are granted.

4 In addition to borrowing authorized by other enactments, the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board is authorized to borrow, for the purpose of and in accordance with the Finance Act, the sum of $1,500,000,000 for the public service, by any means and from any source, for a term greater than three hundred sixty-five days, either before or after the expiration of the 2020-21 fiscal year.

5 This Act has effect on and after April 1, 2020.


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