Dissolution of the Legislature

Sunday, April 30, 2017

On the advice of the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia dissolved the 62nd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature in a ceremony conducted at Government House today. 

At the ceremony, the Premier formally requested the dissolution by the Lieutenant Governor and it was granted.  The Lieutenant Governor signed the proclamation that dissolved the legislature and initiates the election.  Election Day in Nova Scotia is Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

The grant of a dissolution is part of the constitution responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor.