Nova Scotia. Provincial Treasurer.

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Nova Scotia. Provincial Treasurer.

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  • Treasury Papers

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A Provincial Treasurer to superintend public finances was first appointed in 1750. The treasurer was an officer of state and member of the (Executive) Council and afterwards, like the Attorney General and Provincial Secretary, a department of government. In 1849 the office of treasurer was abolished and replaced by Financial Secretary and Receiver General (cashier). In 1867 these offices were abolished and the treasurer restored. From 1878 to 1946 the Provincial Secretary was ex officio Provincial Treasurer. In 1942 the first modern Provincial Finance Act was passed. In 1962 the Department of the Provincial Treasurer assumed responsibility for economic policy development and was renamed Finance and Economics. In 1971 the department shed its responsibility for economics and was renamed Department of Finance


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Taken from BosaNova 5 December 2014. Treasury papers is a collection name not really an authority derived name.




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