I don't know in what format Bill 186 passed yesterday - but looking at the Nova Scotia Legislature's website today - you can read the following:
Bill No. 186 An Act to Protect Animals and to Aid Animals that are in Distress*
Hon. Brooke D. Taylor
Minister of Agriculture
First Reading May 27, 2008 (Second Reading Debates)
Second Reading November 6, 2008
Law Amendments Committee November 17, 2008, November 21, 2008, November 24, 2008
November 25, 2008
Committee of the Whole House November 25, 2008
Third Reading November 25, 2008
Royal Assent November 25, 2008
So now we just have to find out what actually passed - because yesterday it was at the Law Amendments committee, went through a 3rd reading, and then was passed. So who knows what went on yesterday before it was passed.
All we can do is keep our fingers crossed that things went well yesterday.