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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


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


Statutory interpretation & social justice
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 14 2017

There is a role for social justice in statutory interpretation, according to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in the recent decision of Sparks v Nova


Pensions & Employee Benefits Update: Nova Scotia pension funding framework & regulatory review
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • October 24 2017

In September 2017, Nova Scotia’s Department of Finance and Treasury Board announced that stakeholder input is being sought regarding potential


Adoption & access to justice: Judge erred in making "self-directed constitutional reference" in adoption case
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 28 2017

A child and her adoptive parents “found themselves caught up in a judge-made vortex of uncertainty and delay” when a judge made a “self-directed


New Nova Scotia temporary solvency relief for defined benefit pension plans
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 10 2017

On August 9, 2017, the Nova Scotia Superintendent of Pensions announced temporary solvency relief for defined benefit pension plans available


Client Update: "Lien"-ing Towards Efficiency: Upcoming Amendments to the Builders' Lien Act
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 29 2017

Bill 81 and Bill 15, receiving Royal Assent in 2013 and 2014 respectively, are due to take effect this month. On June 30, 2017, amendments to the


CPP disability benefits are deductible from awards for loss of earning capacity and loss of income in MVA claims
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 4 2017

On May 2, 2017, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal issued a significant decision in Tibbetts v. Murphy, 2017 NSCA 35, on the proper interpretation of s