The Legislative Branch of the provincial government consists of the Lieutenant Governor and the House of Assembly (also referred to as the Legislative Assembly).
The Debates and Proceedings of the House of Assembly are the verbatim record of what was said in the House of Assembly and in the Committees of the House. The Debates are available:
The Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly are the minutes of the activities of the House of Assembly. The Journals are available:
Learn more about the Procedures and Practices of the NS Legislature.
The Legislative Council existed from 1838 to 1928. It was the upper house of the NS Legislature, originating from the Nova Scotia Council. Council Journals are available:
Statutes are available in the library's print Government Document Collection (2CP NS P 3.3) for the following years: 1758-1835, 1854, 1856, 1876, 1880-81, 1883-86, 1894-1908, 1910-2010.
The Index of Private and Local Acts 1758-2009 is online and in our print Government Document Collection.
The following statutes are available online:
More information, including Consolidated Public Statutes to December 2012, Statutes by Session 1995/96 to present, and a citation guide can be found on the NS Legislature website.