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If you're new to Canada or from outside the province, you may not be familiar with our government and the resources, programs, opportunities and news. 

Here are some links that may be helpful as you explore or settle in your new home:

  • Programs and Services - Ranging from 911 Emergency to Your Energy Rebate Programs
  • Topics - Learn about how government works or your consumer rights; helpful information for businesses or non-profits, or learn how to register a birth, marriage or death, licence and certificates
  • Government - Learn about the various governments departments
  • News - Read about current events and updates
  • Contact - For a list of contacts and government social media accounts

The Nova Scotia Legislature
The Nova Scotia Legislature is the legislative branch of the Government of Nova Scotia. It is made up of democratically elected representatives (the MLAs) who form the House of Assembly, and the Lieutenant Governor. The Legislature makes laws, controls provincial public spending, and monitors and questions the executive branch’s policies and actions. Follow the proceedings of the House by searching the latest debates (Hansard)bills and statutes, and events.

In Pictou County, we have 3 MLA's who are elected to represent out geographical area, and those include Pictou Centre, Pictou West and Pictou East. To find your electoral district and who your MLA is, please click HERE