Nova Scotia, Canada, to release restaurant inspection reports

Almost two years after the Halifax Chronicle-Herald started pushing for restaurant inspection disclosure, Nova Scotian Agriculture Minister Brooke Taylor said this week he expects his department will complete a project during the summer to make restaurant inspections results available.

Taylor hasn’t released details on what will be included in the online information, but says it will be similar to what’s already done in other provinces.

Taylor says the cost to establish the database is about $500,000.

He says the plan is to post a restaurant’s records for up to three years.

In Sept. 2006, I told the Chronicle-Herald,

”Everyone has been rushing for the last 10 years to figure out how they’re going to disclose this information because the overall goal is the public’s right to know. But Nova Scotia’s not even at that point now.”