DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) has discontinued its Guaranteed Long-Term Debt and Guaranteed Short-Term Debt ratings on the Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Corporation (NSMFC). Effective December 1, 2022, the Province of Nova Scotia (the Province; rated A (high) and R-1 (middle) with Stable trends by DBRS Morningstar) dissolved NSMFC and rolled it into the Department of Finance and Treasury Board. As a result, all liabilities, including contracts, obligations, and debts of NSMFC have been transferred to and assumed by the Crown in right of the Province.
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There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factor(s) that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.
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