News releases from Finance and Treasury Board (Page 3)

Budget 2019-20 Invests in Cape Breton

Finance and Treasury Board

Communities in Cape Breton will benefit from investments in health care, education, communities and the economy as part of Budget 2019-20.

Nova Scotia Tables Fourth Consecutive Balanced Budget

Finance and Treasury Board

Government tabled its fourth consecutive balanced budget today, March 26, with continued investments in health care, education, communities and the economy.

Nova Scotia Continues to See Record Population Increase

Finance and Treasury Board / Immigration

Nova Scotia’s population reached a new all-time high at the beginning of 2019 at 965,382 people.

Amendments to Act Bring Flexibility to Managing Pension Plans

Finance and Treasury Board

Government introduced changes to the Pension Benefits Act today, March 12, to support greater flexibility in managing defined-benefit plans and remove barriers for employers so they can continue to offer them.

Statistics Canada Shows Nova Scotia Employment Growing While Unemployment Declines

Finance and Treasury Board

Employment in Nova Scotia reached a new high of 466,500 this February, continuing eight consecutive months of growth, according to Statistics Canada.

Capital Plan 2019-20

Finance and Treasury Board / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Communities across the province will see investments in hospitals, schools, highways and other critical infrastructure that will serve Nova Scotians for generations to come.

Changes to the Credit Union Act

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotians can be confident in the continued safety and stability of the credit union system with amendments to the Credit Union Act introduced today, March 6.

Legislation Recognizes Volunteer Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotians who volunteer for the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary are being recognized for their support for marine search and rescue operations.

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).