News releases from Speaker's Office (Page 4)

Fourth Session of the Sixty-first General Assembly to Re-open Oct. 25

Speaker's Office

Speaker of the House Gordie Gosse announced the fourth session of the 61st general assembly will reconvene at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25.

Province Appoints New Chief Electoral Officer

Speaker's Office

Richard Temporale has been appointed Nova Scotia's new chief electoral officer, the first under the province's new Elections Act.

Fourth Session of the Sixty-first General Assembly to Open March 29

Speaker's Office

The fourth session of the 61st general assembly will open at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 29, with the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia reading the Speech from the Throne.

Pension Panel Releases Report

Speaker's Office

A report into pensions and other retirement benefits of Members of the Legislative Assembly was released today, Nov 3. The report, commissioned by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, recommends a number of changes to the pensions and benefits of elected officials.

Nova Scotia Hosts Conference for First Time

Speaker's Office

For the first time, Nova Scotia is hosting the Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum of the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, held Aug. 7 to 10 in Halifax at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

Pension Review Panel Seeks Public Input

Speaker's Office

The MLA Pension Review Panel is seeking public input and invites written submissions from interested persons or groups.

Pension Review Panel Announced

Speaker's Office

NOTE: Biographies of the panel members can be viewed at http://gov.ns.ca/govt/pensionreview/Pension_Review_Panel_Biographies.pdf .

Membres de la communauté acadienne et francophone honorés lors d'une cérémonie officielle

Speaker's Office

Des membres de la communauté acadienne et francophone ont été reçus dans l'Ordre de la Pléiade lors d'une cérémonie qui a eu lieu à Province House aujourd'hui 23 mars.

Acadian and Francophone Community Members Honoured at Official Ceremony

Speaker's Office

Members of the Acadian and francophone community were received into the Ordre de la Pléiade during a ceremony at Province House today, March 23.

Third Session of the 61st General Assembly to Open March 31

Speaker's Office

The third session of the 61st general assembly will open at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 31, with the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia reading the Speech from the Throne.

Speaker Responds to RCMP Investigation Report

Speaker's Office

NOTE: A full list of changes to MLA benefits and compensation is available at https://www.gov.ns.ca/news/docs/2011/feb/MLA-Expenses-update-2011.pdf .

Speaker Initiates Independent Review of MLA Pensions

Speaker's Office

Speaker of the House of Assembly Gordie Gosse, today, Jan 21, initiated an independent review of pensions for Members of the Legislative Assembly. The review will be conducted by an independent panel and be completed and presented to the Speaker in late spring.

Chief Clerk of the House of Assembly Appointed

Speaker's Office

Speaker Charlie Parker today, Jan. 11, announced the appointment of a new chief clerk of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

Building for Democracy Book Launched

Speaker's Office

A book that links the history and architectural design of Province House and other maritime parliamentary buildings was launched today, Nov. 16.

Online Expenses Posting Will Include Vendor Names

Speaker's Office

The system in development to post MLA expenditures will provide the identities of vendors who provide the goods and services to MLAs, Speaker of the House of Assembly Charlie Parker said today, Oct. 1.

Second Session of Sixty-first General Assembly Resumes Oct. 28

Speaker's Office

The second session of the 61st general assembly will resume at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.

Chief Clerk Announces Retirement

Speaker's Office

Rod MacArthur, chief clerk of the House of Assembly, announced today, Aug 20, that he plans to retire on Oct. 1, after serving in the position since 1986.

Second Session of Sixty-first General Assembly to Open March 25

Speaker's Office

The second session of the 61st general assembly will open at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 25 with the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia reading the Speech from the Throne.

Constituency Assistant Information

Speaker's Office

Speaker of the House of Assembly Charlie Parker said today, Feb. 17, that he has given information on payments made to MLA constituency assistants to the three caucus offices.

First Session of 61st General Assembly to Open Sept. 17

Speaker's Office

The first session of the 61st general assembly will resume on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m., when the Lieutenant-Governor will read the Speech from the Throne.