Nova Scotia Update

All / Nova Scotia

September 10, 2007

On August 7th, Premier Rodney MacDonald announced an investment of almost $19M to renovate the Riverview Adult Residential Centre in Pictou County and to build 3 replacement 8 bed group homes. Riverview houses over 100 people. This announcement coupled with a previous commitment to build a new 24 bed institution confirms, unfortunately, that Nova Scotia intends to include institutional placement for many of its citizens for decades to come. Nova Scotia institutionalizes over 600 people.