News releases from Speaker's Office (Page 1)

Journals Dating from 1758 Available Online

Speaker's Office

The public will now have electronic access to all of the Nova Scotia Legislative Library’s historical journals dating from 1758.

First Session of the 64th General Assembly to Resume October 13

Speaker's Office

The first session of the 64th general assembly will resume Thursday, October 13, at 1 p.m.

First Session of the 64th General Assembly to Resume July 26

Speaker's Office

The first session of the 64th general assembly will resume Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m.

Report on MLA Indemnity and Salaries Released

Speaker's Office

Keith Bain, Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, has received the report of the independent panel appointed to review and make recommendations about the indemnity or base salary payable to all MLAs and the additional salaries payable to the Speaker, the deputy Speaker, the leader of the Opposition, leaders of recognized parties, and the Premier and other members of Executive Council.

Province House, Platinum Jubilee Exhibit Open for Guided Tours

Speaker's Office

Province House in Halifax, Canada’s oldest legislative building, is now open to the public for guided tours through September 29.

Remuneration Panel Appointed, Public Consultation Begins

Speaker's Office

Today, May 30, an independent panel officially begins reviewing the remuneration paid to MLAs.

Portrait of First Female African Nova Scotia MLA

Speaker's Office

A portrait of Yvonne Atwell, the first female African Nova Scotian to sit in the House of Assembly, was unveiled today, February 22, at Province House in Halifax.

First Session of the 64th General Assembly to Resume March 24

Speaker's Office

The first session of the 64th general assembly will resume at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 24.

First Session of the 64th General Assembly Resumes Oct. 12

Speaker's Office

The first session of the 64th General Assembly will resume at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 when the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia delivers the speech from the throne.

Proposal for Hybrid Sitting of the House of Assembly

Speaker's Office

All members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly have been sent a proposal endorsed by the house Leaders of all three recognized parties providing for the upcoming sitting of the house to occur by means of hybrid proceedings, in which some members attend in person and others attend by videoconference. If the members agree, the house will meet in hybrid proceedings when the Third Session of the 63rd General Assembly opens on Tuesday, March 9. At that time, a motion will be put forward by the Government House leader to provide for modifications to the Rules and Forms of Procedure of the House of Assembly necessary for the conduct of hybrid proceedings.

Third Session of the 63rd General Assembly to Open March 9

Speaker's Office

The second session of the 63rd General Assembly was prorogued on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

Second Session of the Sixty-Third General Assembly to be Prorogued Dec. 18

Speaker's Office

The second session of the sixty-third general assembly will be prorogued at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec.18.

Acting Clerk Retires, New Clerk Appointed

Speaker's Office

Speaker of the House of Assembly Kevin Murphy announced today Nov. 5, that Annette Boucher, acting chief clerk of the House of Assembly is retiring and her last day at work will be Dec. 18.

Televised Committees Meetings to Provide Greater Transparency

Speaker's Office

Starting today, Jan. 28, all standing committee meetings will be televised, making it easier for Nova Scotians to stay informed about the work the legislature is doing.

Second Session of the Sixty-Third General Assembly to Resume Feb. 20

Speaker's Office

The second session of the 63rd general assembly will resume at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20.

Nova Scotia Schools to Receive Book Highlighting Provincial History

Speaker's Office

Students across the province will soon be able to unlock a significant piece of Nova Scotia’s history through the donation of a new book on Province House in Halifax.

Conflict of Interest Commissioner Appointed

Speaker's Office

Government has appointed former Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy as the province’s conflict of interest commissioner.

Committee Meetings to be Televised, FOIPOP Annual Report Released

Speaker's Office / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

The House of Assembly will be televising all standing committees, including law amendments, following the upcoming sitting of the legislature, which begins Thursday, Sept. 26.

Second Session of the Sixty-Third General Assembly to Resume Sept. 26

Speaker's Office

The second session of the 63rd general assembly will resume at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26.

MLA Biographies Now Online

Speaker's Office

Biographies of every member of Nova Scotia’s legislative assembly since its founding are now online.