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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Dissolution of the Legislature – 17 July 2021

On the advice of the Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Dissolved the 63rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature, following a meeting and ceremony conducted at Government House today. At the meeting, the Premier formally requested the Dissolution by the Lieutenant Governor and it was granted. The Lieutenant Governor signed the Proclamation that Dissolves the Legislature and initiates the election. Election Day in Nova Scotia is Tuesday August 17, 2021. The grant of a...
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on Canada Day

On July 1 st , 2021 we will mark the 154 th birthday of Canada. As we emerge from the turbulent times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can all be thankful for the frontline workers who tirelessly continued their work to keep us safe and healthy, and who ensured that the essential services that we rely upon remained in place with little or no interruption. On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and all Nova Scotians, I offer my heartfelt thanks for their dedication and commitment. While we celebrate the achievements of our nation, we must also pause to remember and reflect upon our history...
Monday, June 21, 2021

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Indigenous Peoples Day - 2021

Today, 21 June 2021, is National Indigenous Peoples Day where we honour Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; and we celebrate their heritage and culture and the special role they have in defining Canada. As we celebrate this special day, we must also recognize that policies of the past have greatly impacted the lives of Canada’s Indigenous peoples who lived and thrived on these lands for thousands of years. Canada’s history does include actions that targeted specific groups being singled out for terrible treatment and discrimination. We acknowledge the impact of...