26 March 2020 – Public transport declared an essential service

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: NS
Lead People/Agency: Hon. Chuck Porter

Overview: This directive was to inform municipalities that public transit is an essential service and must be operated during the state of emergency. This must be provided at least at the minimum level so essential employees can continue to work and people can continue to have access to services and goods.
Full details here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Ministers-Direction-Transit-EMA.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Based on the authority given by Section 14 of the Emergency Management Act.