News releases from Finance and Treasury Board (Page 1)

Public Accounts for 2019-20 Released

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotia’s public accounts show the province’s growing economy and strong fiscal foundation helped lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 in the 2019-20 year.

First 2020-21 Budget Update Highlights Impact of Pandemic

Finance and Treasury Board

The first update on Budget 2020-21 shows the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the province’s fiscal forecast.

Stronger Regulations to Protect Youth from Harms of Vaping

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotia is taking action to protect youth and decrease youth vaping by strengthening regulations on the sale of vaping products. That is why Nova Scotia will be the first province in Atlantic Canada to introduce a tax on vaping products and among the first in the country to require sales permits.

Updated Multi-jurisdictional Pension Plan Agreement Reduces Regulatory Burden

Finance and Treasury Board

Many Nova Scotian companies and employees participating in multi-jurisdictional pension plans across Canada will benefit from streamlined regulation.

Government Approves Writeoffs for 2019-20

Finance and Treasury Board

The province is writing off $65.5 million in debts considered uncollectable as of March 31st.

Financial Measures (2020) Act Introduced

Finance and Treasury Board

Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey introduced the Financial Measures (2020) Act today, March 3.

Amendments to Insurance Act Protect Nova Scotians

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotians can be vulnerable to financial schemes targeting life insurance policies. That is why government is making changes to protect both consumers and insurance companies.

Province Introduces Regulations to Amend Pension Benefits

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotians want to have peace of mind in their retirement years. That is why government is introducing regulations under the Pensions Benefit Act to improve the flexibility and stability of defined-benefit pension plan funding.

Nova Scotia Budget 2020-21 Invests in Southern Nova Scotia

Finance and Treasury Board

Improving the lives of Nova Scotians, building on economic success, modernizing much-needed infrastructure and fostering confidence in a brighter future are the focus of government’s fifth consecutive balanced budget.

Nova Scotia Budget 2020-21 Invests in Northern Nova Scotia

Finance and Treasury Board

Improving the lives of Nova Scotians, building on economic success, modernizing much-needed infrastructure and fostering confidence in a brighter future are the focus of government’s fifth consecutive balanced budget.

Nova Scotia Budget 2020-21 Invests in Central Nova Scotia

Finance and Treasury Board

Improving the lives of Nova Scotians, building on economic success, modernizing much-needed infrastructure and fostering confidence in a brighter future are the focus of government’s fifth consecutive balanced budget.

Nova Scotia Budget 2020-21 Invests in Cape Breton

Finance and Treasury Board

Improving the lives of Nova Scotians, building on economic success, modernizing much-needed infrastructure and fostering confidence in a brighter future are the focus of government’s fifth consecutive balanced budget.

Nova Scotia Budget 2020-21 Invests in Annapolis Valley

Finance and Treasury Board

Improving the lives of Nova Scotians, building on economic success, modernizing much-needed infrastructure and fostering confidence in a brighter future are the focus of government’s fifth consecutive balanced budget.

Nova Scotia Tables Fifth Consecutive Balanced Budget

Finance and Treasury Board

Improving the lives of Nova Scotians, building on economic success, modernizing much-needed infrastructure and fostering confidence in a brighter future are the focus of government’s fifth consecutive balanced budget.

Government Releases Largest Capital Plan in Province’s History

Finance and Treasury Board / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Capital Plan 2020-21 invests the largest single-year capital funding in the province’s history. That means families and communities across Nova Scotia will have improved access to health care, schools, highways and public infrastructure.

New Cannabis Stores Announced

Finance and Treasury Board

More Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. (NSLC) stores across the province will start selling cannabis to address geographical gaps and to better combat the illicit market.

New Regulations Expand the Innovation Equity Tax Credit

Finance and Treasury Board

Business investment in innovation creates jobs, grows exports and drives the provincial economy. That is why new regulations are being released to support increased investment in innovation and economic growth.

Nova Scotia Marks Milestone in Export Growth

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotia exports reached a record high in 2019.

More Options to Support Responsible Gaming

Finance and Treasury Board / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Government wants to help casino patrons manage their play and access the support they need through a more flexible Voluntary Self Exclusion program.

Regulatory Changes Coming for Nova Scotia’s Credit Unions

Finance and Treasury Board

Nova Scotians can be confident in the continued safety and stability of credit unions as updated regulations and legislation take effect on July 1.