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Nova Scotia. Department of Development

Other forms of name:
Nova Scotia. Department of Industry
Nova Scotia. Department of Industry and Publicity
Nova Scotia. Department of Trade and Industry

The Department of Industry was established in 1939 to promote industrial development. In 1941 its mandate was expanded to include government public relations and tourism and the department renamed Industry and Publicity. In 1948 it was renamed Trade and Industry. In 1971 responsibility for information and publicity was assigned to the new Department of Tourism and Trade and Industry was renamed Development. The department's functions were to administer the economic development policies of the Government; coordinate the development activities of the department with the development functions of other departments; collect and conduct analysis of economic and social data and conduct studies relating to economic and social development; maintain liaison with the Government of Canada and its departments concerned with economic development; maintain liaison with industry and with associations and organizations in the private sector concerned with economic development; and promote the trade and commerce of Nova Scotia both within and outside the province. In 1987 Development was superseded by the Departments of Industry, Trade and Technology and Small Business Development.

Notes: Authority record based on Orders in Council: 25 Oct. 1939, 24 Feb. 1941, 87-1455 (3 Dec. 1987); Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1944 c. 2, 1946 c. 2, 1948 c. 7, 1970-71 c. 56, 1988 c. 30.

see also Department of Industry, Trade and Technology

see also Department of Small Business Development



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