News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

Mandate Letters Outline Government’s Priorities

Premier's Office

Mandate letters to cabinet ministers outlining government’s priorities for delivering solutions to Nova Scotians were posted online today, Sept. 16.

Speak Up for Health Care Tour Begins Next Week

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Premier Tim Houston and Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson will meet directly with frontline health-care workers during the Speak Up for Health Care tour from Sept. 20 to 23.

Legislature to Convene Sept. 24

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston announced today, Sept. 10, the first session of the 64th General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature will convene, for one day only, for the election of a speaker and appointment of a deputy speaker or speakers.

Premier Calls on Federal Party Leaders to Make Health Care Top Priority

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston is calling on all party leaders in the upcoming federal election to work with provinces to make health care the number one priority.

Top Literacy Award Given to Annapolis Valley Resident

Premier's Office

Debra Toney is this year’s recipient of the Nova Scotia Council of the Federation Literacy Award in recognition of her strength, resilience and dedication to improving her literacy.

Truth and Reconciliation Day Recognized in Nova Scotia

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia will annually recognize Sept. 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day beginning in 2021.

La Nouvelle-Écosse marque la Journée de la vérité et de la réconciliation

Premier's Office

La Nouvelle-Écosse marquera la Journée de la vérité et de la réconciliation le 30 septembre de chaque année, à compter de 2021.

Health Leadership Team Named, New Office to Focus on Recruitment

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Premier Tim Houston and Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson announced a new health system leadership team today, Sept. 1, to take immediate action to improve health care in the province.

Premier Announces Changes to Public Service

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston announced changes to the senior ranks of Nova Scotia’s public service today, Aug. 31. These changes do not include government’s new health-care leadership structure, which will be announced at a later date.

Three Ministers to Focus on Health Care, Mental Health and Seniors’ Care

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston has given three cabinet members responsibility to deliver on his vision to fix the issues in health care, mental health and seniors’ care.

New Cabinet to Advance Workforce Solutions for a Stronger Economy

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston’s leadership team will ensure Nova Scotia’s workforce has the people, skills and education it needs to stimulate business growth and that those workers have opportunities to work here at home, earning a good wage.

New Cabinet to Deliver Solutions for Nova Scotians

Premier's Office

Tim Houston was sworn in as Nova Scotia’s 30th premier today, Aug. 31. A 19-member cabinet, with women leading the largest departments, will help deliver on the priorities of Nova Scotians.

Un nouveau Cabinet offrira des solutions aux gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Premier's Office

Aujourd'hui 31 août, Tim Houston a été assermenté à titre de 30e premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Un Cabinet formé de 19 membres, avec des femmes à la tête des plus grands ministères, répondra aux priorités de la population néo-écossaise.

Incoming Premier Tim Houston Names Transition Team

Premier's Office

Incoming premier Tim Houston moved quickly to appoint a seven-member team today, Aug. 18, to support transition to the new government.

General Election Called for Nova Scotia

Premier's Office

Nova Scotians will be going to the polls for a general provincial election on Tuesday, August 17.

Fleet of Electric Transit Buses First in Atlantic Canada

Premier's Office / Energy and Mines

The Nova Scotia government is investing more than $37 million to help bring 60 new battery-operated, electric buses to Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

New Health-Care Agreement

Premier's Office / Labour Relations

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), IWK Health Centre and the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions have a new collective agreement for health-care workers.

Un accord fédéral-provincial transformera les services de garde d’enfants et réduira les coûts pour les familles

Premier's Office / Education and Early Childhood Development

Un accord de financement fédéral-provincial de 605 millions de dollars relatif aux services de garde d’enfants permettra de réduire de façon importante les coûts pour les familles et les femmes qui travaillent et d’élargir l’accès à plus de services de garde de qualité supérieure partout en Nouvelle-Écosse

Federal-Provincial Agreement Will Transform Child Care, Reduce Costs for Families

Premier's Office / Education and Early Childhood Development

A $605 million funding agreement on child care between the provincial and federal governments will significantly reduce costs for working families and women and expand access to more quality care across Nova Scotia.

African Nova Scotian Justice Institute Launched

Premier's Office / Justice / African Nova Scotian Affairs

The province is investing $4.8 million in a new community-led justice institute that will support African Nova Scotians in contact with the law and help address overrepresentation and anti-Black racism in the justice system.