Appointments made to Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors

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For the first time two consumer advocates have been appointed to the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

The appointees are Louisa Horne from Halifax and Reverend Donald MacGillivray from Antigonish.

The appointments have been made to ensure consumer interests are represented on the board and to improve public trust and accountability in the funeral home industry.

Nova Scotia introduced legislation last year to make the funeral home industry more accountable, after a woman's remains were mistakenly cremated after a bizarre mix-up.