Fiscal Review

The Fiscal Review Committee was established in 2012 to provide a comprehensive review of the current provincial-municipal fiscal arrangement including all provincial-municipal programs. The Committee's research will encompass:

  • the current financial condition of municipalities in NS
  • the existing grants and other funding programs that exist for municipalities in NS
  • Municipal contributions to the Province
  • Non financial supports currently offered to municipalities in NS
  • Emerging issues in municipal structure across Canada.

A Steering Committee has been established consisting of representatives from the UNSM, various Deputy Ministers from the Province, and the co-chairs of the Working Committee. The Working Committee is comprised of the UNSM Executive Director, AMA Executive Director, other members of AMA and SNSMR staff.

Fiscal Review Steering Committee Terms of Reference -  June 2012 (366 kB)


Click here for Fiscal Review Report--"Current State of Municipal Governments in Nova Scotia"


Click here for Media Release of May 15, 2014--"Province Launches Municipal Financial Condition Index"


Click here for the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Review Report—Full Report


Click here for the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Review Report--Executive Summary


Click here for Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Review--Questions for Feedback


Click here for Units' Submissions on the Fiscal Review Report 


Click here for the 2015 FCI Technical Briefing Presentation


Click here for 2015 FCI Data Last Three Years Summary