News release

Legislation Supports Tourism Transition and Growth

Legislation introduced today, October 29, will support efforts to promote Nova Scotia as a top-tier destination for visitors from around the world.

The Tourism Nova Scotia Dissolution Act transitions Tourism Nova Scotia from a Crown corporation to a division of the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.

“Tourism is a vital part of a strong Nova Scotia economy,” said Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “As a division of the department, tourism will be even better equipped to promote all that Nova Scotia has to offer – from our unique events and destinations to diverse cultures and vibrant communities.”

The bill repeals the Tourism Nova Scotia Act and dissolves Tourism Nova Scotia and its board. Tourism staff become employees in the provincial civil service.

Revocation of board member appointments will take effect upon Royal Assent, and all changes will be finalized by January 1.

Quick Facts:

  • transitioning tourism to a division of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage is one of the commitments in the Minister’s mandate letter to support the development of Nova Scotia’s tourism industry

Additional Resources:

Bills tabled in the legislature are available at: https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/bills-statutes/bills/assembly-64-session-1

Tourism Nova Scotia website: https://tourismns.ca/

Mandate letter of the Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage: https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/letters-2021/ministerial-mandate-letter-2021-CCTH-ANSA-OEA-VS.pdf

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