Nova Scotia ruling out second package of inflation-aid measures

Halifax – The Nova Scotia government is backing down on a promise to deliver a second inflation-relief package to low-income people in the short term.

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The reversal came three weeks after Finance Minister Alan McMaster said a second set of targeted measures would be announced soon.

Nova Scotia announced a $13 million package in March that included a one-time payment of $150 to people on income support and those eligible to receive the province’s heating-assistance exemption.


But Premier Tim Houston said after a cabinet meeting today that his government was looking at measures that would be sustainable in the long term, though he was not specific.

Houston says the government has a number of issues to balance and it has to ensure that whatever it does to fight inflation in the short term will not adversely affect the delivery of services in other sectors such as health care and education. does not put

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McMaster also ruled out cutting…