News releases from Intergovernmental Affairs (Page 1)

Nova Scotia Hosts 43rd Meeting of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin and the other eastern Canadian premiers are exploring receiving excess vaccine from the United States as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery.

Emotional Support Line Open for Public

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as they reflect on the April 2020 tragedy that began in Portapique, Colchester Co.

Province To Honour and Remember Nova Scotians Lost During April 2020 Tragedy

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

The Province of Nova Scotia is inviting people to unite in honouring and remembering the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020.

Province Signs Sister Agreement with Fujian, China

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

Nova Scotia companies, educational institutions and cultural groups pursuing opportunities in China will have better access with the signing of a new sister agreement between the province and Fujian, China.

Nova Scotia Leading Virtual Forestry Trade Missions

Intergovernmental Affairs / Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia’s forestry sector is evolving, and the province is exploring best practices and new markets around the world.

Province to Phase Out Wine Regions Policy

Agriculture / Intergovernmental Affairs

The Governments of Canada and Australia have reached an understanding concerning certain measures in the World Trade Organization dispute, Canada – Measures Governing the Sale of Wine. This agreement will see Nova Scotia phase out a markup policy applied to wine from emerging wine regions, including Nova Scotia.

Emotional Support Line Open for Forestry Sector, Public

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of the pending closure of the Northern Pulp mill. Government is partnering with Morneau Shepell to deliver the service.

Forestry Transition Team Update

Intergovernmental Affairs

The forestry transition team was formed to collaborate on ways to support the forestry sector and the workers and businesses connected to the industry. This is not a table to discuss the future of Northern Pulp. That is the company’s issue. Robin Wilber is focused on options for Northern Pulp. That is not part of the transition team’s mandate therefore he is no longer part of the transition team.

Nova Scotia Celebrates Cadet Day

Military Relations / Intergovernmental Affairs

Cadet Day, Saturday, Oct. 5, is an opportunity to recognize the positive impact the cadet program has in shaping Nova Scotia youth and in shaping well-rounded, community-minded future leaders.

Les mesures se poursuivent pour la réduction des obstacles au commerce interprovincial

Intergovernmental Affairs

Les ministres fédéraux, provinciaux et territoriaux responsables du commerce intérieur se sont réunis pour une séance de travail sur les enjeux liés au commerce interprovincial, aujourd'hui 29 mai, dans le cadre de la rencontre annuelle du Comité du commerce intérieur qui a eu lieu à Halifax.

Action Continues on Reducing Interprovincial Trade Barriers

Intergovernmental Affairs

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for internal trade met for a working session on interprovincial trade issues today, May 29 during the annual meeting of the Committee on Internal Trade in Halifax.

Nova Scotia Celebrates Europe Day

Intergovernmental Affairs

Nova Scotia celebrated Europe Day with a flag-raising event at Province House in Halifax today, May 9.

Province/Clearwater Receive Recognition for Building Relations in China

Intergovernmental Affairs

The province and a leading Nova Scotia seafood exporter have been recognized for achieving commercial success in China.

Legislation Introduced to Remove Provincial Trade Barriers

Intergovernmental Affairs

Legislation introduced today, Sept. 12, will help enhance interprovincial trade and meet requirements under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Government Employees Kick Off Annual Fundraiser with Harbour Swims

Lands and Forestry / Aboriginal Affairs / Intergovernmental Affairs

Provincial government employees are giving back to their communities and making a splash as they kick off their annual workplace fundraising campaign for United Way with six harbour swims.

Trade Minister to Meet with New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Vermont

Intergovernmental Affairs

Trade Minister Geoff MacLellan will attend the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Aug. 12-14 in Stowe, Vermont. The agenda includes discussions on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), energy, electric vehicle innovation and Canada-U.S. relations.

Delegation to Advance Nova Scotia’s Relationship with the United Kingdom

Intergovernmental Affairs

Trade Minister Geoff MacLellan will travel to England and Scotland next week to help build the Nova Scotia-United Kingdom trade relationship, pursue economic opportunities and further strengthen awareness of the tourism industry.

Nova Scotia Softwood Lumber Excluded from United States Duties

Intergovernmental Affairs

Nova Scotia has learned it will be excluded from U.S. import measures on softwood lumber. The United States Department of Commerce issued the ruling, today, Nov 2.

Minister Heads to Washington to Talk Trade

Intergovernmental Affairs

Trade Minister Geoff MacLellan is heading to Washington, D.C. today, Nov. 1, to talk about the importance of the Nova Scotia-U.S. trade relationship.

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Starts

Intergovernmental Affairs

The new Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will bring benefits to businesses and citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.