Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy, Health, Immigration, Local Government, Media/Arts/Culture, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Nova Scotia
Lead People/Agency: Hon. Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Overview: Declaration of Provincial State of Emergency to permit the Minister to exercise actions under clauses 14(a) to (m) of the Emergency Management Act, or anything else he determines is necessary for the protection of property and the health or safety of persons in the Province.
Full details here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Declaration-of-Provincial-State-of-Emergency-by-Minister-Porter-Signed-March-22-2020.pdf
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: Unspecified
Evidence/Justification: Hon. Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing consulted with quorum of Executive Council of the Province, as required by Emergency Management Act. The COVID-19 pandemic was declared an emergency based on clause 2(b) of Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1990, the Emergency Management Act.