What MLAs Do For Nova Scotia
There are 52 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) representing the 52 electoral districts of Nova Scotia. In addition to helping our constituents locate the programs and services you need, meeting with community groups to share ideas and taking your concerns to the government's decision-making table, MLAs also make changes to government policies and legislation.
For instance, the political party I belong to has always worked to make positive changes to improve our healthcare system, clean up our environment, create jobs, give a reason for young people to stay here at home and help seniors and the poor. So we craft legislation to introduce in Province House that will begin to do these things.
About Province House
Province House in Halifax is where the Nova Scotia Legislature meets to introduce important pieces of policy. The building is Canada's oldest seat of government. You can visit Province House, watch your MLAs discuss important issues, and find out how new laws will move our province forward.
I had the privilege of taking a group of grade 11 French Canadian History students and their teacher Mr. Edward Stewart from the North Nova Education Centre on a tour of Province House. I was very impressed with the students. They could certainly hold their own during question period and I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them find themselves on the floor of legislative chamber again in the future.
Legislation has been introduced and government policies changed to appoint an advisor on Emergency Patient Care, to remove the fee seniors are charged when moving into a nursing home, increase renewable energy in Nova Scotia, to ban uranium mining, to remove the provincial tax on home electricity, and introduce create a Graduate Retention Rebate to give a financial incentive for college and university graduates to stay and look for work at home.
House of Assembly
61st General Assembly, 2nd Session
House Opened: March 25, 2010
House Adjourned: May 11, 2010
House Resumed: October 28, 2010
House Adjourned: December 10, 2010
When the Legislature is sitting, you have several options for keeping track of what's going on:
You can follow the daily debate by reading Hansard (on-line transcript from the House of Assembly). Legislative TV can be seen in Halifax on Eastlink Cable channel 10. For those with Digital Cable it can be seen on Channel 95. For elsewhere in the Province, check local listings.
The Legislature can now be viewed via live streaming video on the Internet, assuming your computer is fast enough and is equipped with RealPlayer. Click on this link and follow the instructions.
Question Period happens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when the House of Assembly is in session. Members of the Opposition can question any Cabinet Minister on any topic for which that Minister is responsible.
Bills introduced by Honourable Ross Landry
View all bills introduced by this Ross Landry this session online at http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/status-of-bills//Ross_Landry
RA 87 Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act (amended) Bill 87 December 10, 2010
RA 36 Engineering Profession Act Bill (amended) 36 May 11, 2010
RA 63 Legal Profession Act (amended) Bill 63 December 10, 2010
RA 72 Police Act (Amended) Bill 72 December 10, 2010
RA 85 Police Act (amended) bill 85 December 10, 2010
RA 58 Powers of Attorney Act (amended) Bill 58 December 10, 2010
RA 22 Security and Investigative Services Act Bill 22 May 11, 2010
RA 16 Summary Proceedings Act (amended) Bill 16 May 11, 2010
RA 88 Summary Proceedings Act (amended) Bill 88 December 10, 2010
1st - First Reading
2nd - Second Reading
LA - Law Amendments Committee
PL - Private & Local Bills Committee
WH - Committee of the Whole House
3rd - Third Reading
RA - Royal Assent