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Budget 201920 Invests in Central Nova Scotia

first_img funding to support two of the largest health care redevelopment projects in Nova Scotia history, including the QEII New Generation Project in Halifax (new and renovated operating rooms, a new cancer care centre and a new community outpatient centre) $2.9 million increase to open 15 residency spaces for specialty medical positions at Dalhousie University Medical School for a total of 65 seats $1.1 million continued funding to open 10 family practice residency seats at Dalhousie University Medical School this year for a total of 46 seats multi-year road improvement projects including upgrades to Highway 102 Aerotech connector, Highway 102/103 Interchange Structure Replacement, access improvements to Highway 107 at exit 18, Highway 107 Sackville-Bedford-Burnside new alignment and continuing to twin Highway 103 from Upper Tantallon to Ingramport completing and opening LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary School in Halifax continued work on news schools École Halifax Peninsula, Spryfield High School, Bedford Ravines P-9 School, Eastern District P-12 School and Eastern Shore District High School $10.2 million increase to expand pre-primary classes. By September 2020 every four-year old in Nova Scotia will have access to a free early learning opportunity $15 million increase, for a two-year total of $30 million, to continue implementing recommendations from the Commission on Inclusive Education funding to continue revitalizing the province’s tourism icons including Peggy’s Cove and the Halifax Waterfront $850,000 increase to enhance export development programming for Nova Scotia businesses $14.2 million increase for programs that support adults and children with disabilities $3 million increase as part of a three-year plan to create 1,500 new rent supplements and reduce wait lists by 30 per cent For more information about the 2019-20 provincial budget, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/budget . Communities in central Nova Scotia will benefit from investments in health care, education, the economy and communities as part of Budget 2019-20. Budget 2019-20, the government’s fourth consecutive balanced budget, estimates a surplus of $33.6 million with revenue of $11.01 billion and expenses, after consolidation adjustments, of $10.98 billion. It also projects balanced budgets in each of the following three years. “This budget builds on our strong fiscal foundation,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. “Managing our finances well and balancing budgets has given us the ability to invest in new and existing programs and services for Nova Scotians, in areas most important to them.” Highlights in Budget 2019-20 for central Nova Scotia include:last_img