CPA Parliamentary Academy

Nova Scotia Legislature

Vacant, Speaker of the House of Assembly
CPA Nova Scotia Branch President
Nova Scotia House of Assembly
James A. Charlton, Chief Clerk of the House of Assembly
CPA Nova Scotia Branch Secretary
Nova Scotia House of Assembly

Joined the Commonwealth: 19 November 1926

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1932

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - Nova Scotia House of Assembly (55)

Parliament/Legislature website: Nova Scotia House of Assembly

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: Currently 6

Standing Committee on Community Services; Standing Committee on Health; Standing Committee on Human Resources; Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development; Standing Committee on Public Accounts; Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs 

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: 

Standing Committee on Assembly Matters; Standing Committee on Internal Affairs; Standing Committee on Law Amendments; Standing Committee on Private and Local Bills

Standing Orders: Please click here


Articles in The Parliamentarian (2013 to date):

Recent CPA Programmatic Activities/News:

In August 2022, the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia with the CPA Canada Region hosting the event along with the CPA Nova Scotia Branch.

At the first ever meeting of the Regional Champions of the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network, held on 26 November 2020, the former Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Hon. Kevin Murphy, MLA, was unanimously elected as the first Chairperson of the CPwD network. More information on the network can be found by clicking here.     

In December 2020, the CPA Headquarters Secretariat welcomed two delegates, representing the CPA Nova Scotia Branch, at the first ever Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament where participants debated a number of issues including youth unemployment and COVID-19.

Key Facts

CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1932
Voting Age
Seat of Parliament