25 Oct 4 Things We Accomplished This Week
With the fourth full week of the legislature behind us, we’re once again reflecting on what your Liberal government accomplished. So, here’s a look at what our week was like:
1.We’re proud to say that thanks to the hard work of Nova Scotians, our province is a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. While we’re proud of our record, we know we need to do more. Which is why we tabled legislation that sets new goals to fight climate change and grow our green economy. Learn more about it HERE.
2.Earlier this week, Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis was able to announce that the Graduate to Opportunity program connected its 1000th graduate to a job. The program has also supported more than 280 diverse graduates in landing full-time jobs in their chosen careers through a diversity bonus. 7 new graduates that were part of the program now working at Maplewave visited the Legislature and were welcomed by the house. Learn more about the progress the program has made HERE.
3.Premier Stephen McNeil formally renewed the mandate of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness while praising its performance and leadership in making the province a better place for businesses. Our government created the Office of Regulatory Affairs in order to reduce red tape for small businesses, and make dealing with government a much easier process. We’ve reduced regulatory burdens by $34 million since 2017. Nova Scotia is now an acknowledged leader across Canada for our work in making the regulatory system more efficient, accountable and effective. Learn more about renewing the mandate of the office HERE.
4.Premier Stephen McNeil also visited Dash Hudson this week for Small Business Week. They’re a visual marketing software company taking on the world. From their offices in downtown Halifax, Dash Hudson helps some of the world’s most important brands connect with their audiences through social media and digital marketing. With a diverse staff – women represent 65% of the company and 75% of the leadership team – we’re pleased to see Dash Hudson taking advantage of government hiring programs, helping keep young people in Nova Scotia. See more photos HERE.
We’re going to continue working hard to help all Nova Scotians during this fall session. We’ve accomplished much these past four weeks and we’re not stopping now.