Nova Scotia gets a department of labour

Labour, environment now separate
||Last Updated: 04/14/2008

Nova Scotia is breaking up the Department of Environment and Labour into two departments to better address the individual challenges of these two issues.

"The creation of these new departments is another important step in tackling challenges in both the workforce and the environment," said Mark Parent, the minister for the two new departments.

"They will bring an even sharper focus to several of government's priorities: educating to compete, protecting the environment and safe, healthy communities."