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Nova Scotia Environmental and Heritage Acts

Nova Scotia is a province rich in resources, both environmental and cultural or historical, and, as such, has set forth a number of policies and acts in order to protect these assets.The main Act which pertains to this is the Special Places Protection Act (“SPPA”), written in 1989. This Act discusses the procedures related to the protection, or “An Act to Provide for the Preservation, Regulation and Study of Archaeological and Historical Remains and Palaeontological and Ecological Sites”.

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