News releases from Finance and Treasury Board (Page 1)

Nova Scotia Employment at Record High, Unemployment at Record Low

Finance and Treasury Board

Employment in Nova Scotia reached an all-time high in January, while unemployment reached an all-time low.

More Youth Choose Nova Scotia

Finance and Treasury Board / Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia has had three years of positive growth in youth population after more than three decades of a trend that saw more youth leaving than coming to the province.

Province Announces Innovation Equity Tax Credit

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotia startup companies and small and medium-sized businesses will benefit from more investment, thanks to a new Innovation Equity Tax Credit launched today by Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey.

Province Projects Surplus with December Forecast Update

Finance and Treasury Board

Minister of Finance and Treasury Board Karen Casey presented the second update to Budget 2018-19 today, Dec. 19, with a projected surplus of $27.3 million. It is down $2.1 million from the budget estimate of $29.4 million.

Consultation sur le Programme d'exclusion volontaire des casinos

Finance and Treasury Board

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent contribuer à l'amélioration du Programme d'exclusion volontaire des casinos en soumettant leurs commentaires.

Consultation on Voluntary Exclusion from Casinos

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotians can help improve a program for voluntary exclusion from casinos by sharing their feedback.

Début des consultations prébudgétaires pour l'exercice 2019-2020

Finance and Treasury Board

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent contribuer à la préparation du budget de l'exercice 2019-2020 et aux budgets futurs en soumettant leurs commentaires dans le cadre des consultations prébudgétaires de cette année.

Budget 2019-20 Consultations Begin

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotians can help shape Budget 2019-20 and future budgets by sharing their views and comments as part of this year’s pre-budget consultation.

Amendments to Securities Act Creates Consistency Among Provinces

Finance and Treasury Board

Amendments to the Securities Act introduced today, Sept. 27, will create consistency with other provinces and improve enforcement of securities laws.

Budget Update Shows Surplus Growth

Finance and Treasury Board

The first update to Budget 2018-19 projects a small increase to the surplus as revenue projections rise.

Update of Anti-Gambling Program

Finance and Treasury Board

Legislation introduced today, Sept. 21, will modernize a program that helps people gain control of their gambling. The voluntary self-exclusion program allows people to ban themselves from Nova Scotia’s two casinos.

Amendments to Liquor Control Act Repeal Prohibition Era Plebiscite Requirement

Finance and Treasury Board

Amendments to the Liquor Control Act will mean less red tape for new wineries, craft breweries, distilleries and lounges, and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).

Public Accounts for 2017-18 Released

Finance and Treasury Board

Government released the public accounts for the 2017-18 fiscal year today, July 26.

Additional Cannabis Retail Locations Announced

Justice / Finance and Treasury Board

Three additional Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores will sell cannabis.

Government Appoints Utility and Review Board Members

Finance and Treasury Board

Government has appointed two full-time members to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Financial Measures (2018) Act Introduced

Finance and Treasury Board

Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey introduced the Financial Measures (2018) Act today, April 6.

Amendments to the Insurance Act Protect Nova Scotians

Finance and Treasury Board

Government announced today, March 29, amendments to the Insurance Act that will protect Nova Scotians and ensure they have access to support when they need it most.

Government Approves Writeoffs for 2017-18

Finance and Treasury Board

Government is writing off $9.3 million in unpaid or uncollected debts this year, the lowest amount the province has seen in eight years.

Budget 2018-19: Stronger Services and Supports in Central Nova Scotia

Finance and Treasury Board

Communities in central Nova Scotia will benefit from investments in health care, education, early years, communities and the economy as part of Budget 2018-19.

Budget 2018-19: Stronger Services and Supports in Southern Nova Scotia

Finance and Treasury Board

Communities in southern Nova Scotia will benefit from investments in health care, education, early years, communities and the economy as part of Budget 2018-19.