Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of the three maritime Canadian provinces, and one of the four provinces which form Atlantic Canada. Halifax is the capital, and the province is the second-smallest of the 10-Canadian provinces, with an area of approximately 55,000 sq km in size. With a population of nearly 1 million, it is Canada’s second most densely populated province after Prince Edward Island.

Nova Scotia’s per capita GDP income in 2010, was approximately $38,500, which was significantly lower than the $47,600 average per capita throughout Canada. The province’s economy was resource-based, but in recent years has branched out to other industries as well. Military, offshore fishing, steel mills, and other industries, have contributed to the province’s economic rise. Tourism is also a major economic driver, as there are over 6500 direct businesses, which support over 40,000 jobs in Nova Scotia. The province is also the world’s largest Christmas tree exporter, and the largest exporter of lobster, wild blueberries, and gypsum.

The government is comprised of a constitutional Monarchy, with the three branches (judicial, legislature, executive). Nova Scotia is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, operating on the Westminster system of government—the party that wins the majority of the votes forms a government, with the party leader elected as the premier, or the leader, of that government.

Visitors of the National Law Review can read the latest stories and news coverage from the province of Nova Scotia, and the country of Canada regularly. Labor and employment news, gaming news, investments, renewable energy projects, data, cybersecurity, and local legislation, are among the topics visitors can read about, as it relates to the province of Nova Scotia, when visiting the National Law Review site.


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