What We Heard: Nova Scotia Cap and Trade Design Options
In March 2017, Nova Scotia Environment released a Discussion Paper outlining the design options for the cap and trade program. Comments were submitted by businesses, industry, associations, academia, non-governmental organizations, municipalities, and individuals. We heard about the importance of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, while promoting sustainable economic growth as we transition to a lower carbon economy.
Submissions were summarized into a report “What We Heard: Nova Scotia Cap and Trade Design Options”. The report is now available online.
The next steps for Nova Scotia’s cap and trade program include introducing enabling legislation and developing regulations needed to implement the program. Further consultations on the regulations are planned, however, we encourage you to share your feedback with us at any time.
Nova Scotia Environment
DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF CYCLE 4 OF PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA'S NATIONAL DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM
The Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) is pleased to announce the launch of Cycle 4 (2018-19) of Public Safety Canada’s (PSC) National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP).
The deadline to submit your NDMP application to DMA is noon on October 23, 2017.
Municipalities can apply for funding under any of the following four funding streams:
1. Risk assessments;
2. Flood mapping;
3. Mitigation Planning; and
4. Investments in Non-structural and Small Scale Structural Mitigation Projects
The new NDMP application form, reference documents, and information can be found on the PSC website located at the following link:
The available funding across Canada is $42.7 million for 2018/19 and $56.9 million for 2019/20.
The completed application form, accompanied by a Resolution of Council supporting the project, should be forwarded to Jason Bell at
Please free to contact Jason (902-424-5655) if you have any questions.
Commission on Effective Electoral Representation of Acadian and African Nova Scotians: From September 11 – October 4, 2017, the Commission will be holding 13 consultation sessions around the province. You can find the schedule of meetings at https://novascotia.ca/representation/ . The Commission has asked UNSM if there are any municipalities who have studied or consulted to enhance effective representation of Acadian, African Nova Scotian, or any other historically marginalized community. If you have, or if you have a dedicated or protected municipal seat for any purpose, please let UNSM know. If you have any ideas of how municipalities can contribute to effective representation of Acadians or African Nova Scotians, also let us know. Thanks!