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Mortgage Regulation Act - the new regime
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 14 2018

In May 2012, the Nova Scotia Legislature passed the Mortgage Regulation Act (“MRA”). The MRA has not yet come into force, but, when it does, it will


Mechanics' Lien Act reform
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • January 17 2018

The Legislative Services Branch of the Province of New Brunswick has announced in issue 40 of the Law Reform Note, available online, its intention to


Client Update: Land Use Planning in Prince Edward Island: The Year in Review
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 29 2017

Once again, the time has come to review the year that was and to chart the course for the year ahead. For municipalities, developers and planning


Municipality found guilty & fined for contravention of Prince Edward Island's Architects Act
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 21 2017

On October 11, 2017, the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island gave her decision in R v. Community of Brackley. The Community of


Occupational health and safety: duty to report and protection against reprisal
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 14 2017

The Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) legislation in Atlantic Canada and across the country recognizes the internal responsibility system


Nova Scotia gives first look at cannabis regulation
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 8 2017

Following October’s public consultation, which resulted in over 31,000 responses, Nova Scotia has revealed the first hints of its cannabis regulatory


New Nova Scotia pension plan asset transfer regulations
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 30 2017

On November 29, 2017, the Nova Scotia Department of Finance and Treasury Board released new regulations with respect to asset transfers between


The Latest in Employment Law: A Stewart McKelvey Newsletter - 2017 Atlantic Canada legislative update
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 28 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, please find below a summary of significant 2017 legislative amendments in each of the Atlantic Canadian provinces as well as


Federal government desires feedback on proposed Cannabis Act regulations
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 28 2017

The federal government has opened its 60-day consultation period with the release of its Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis. The paper


Changes to the federal pay equity scheme expected in 2018
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 17 2017

In response to the report of the House of Commons committee on pay equity, the federal Liberal government announced its intention to bring in