The province is making it easier and more affordable for Nova Scotians to access information.

Effective today, the application fee under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is being reduced from $25 to $5.

Attorney General and Justice Minister Ross Landry says the government is committed to being open and accountable and access to information needs to be affordable.

The act is designed to strike a balance between the public's right to know and the individual's right to privacy.