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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


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


New Brunswick proposes Pooled Registered Pension Plan legislation
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 17 2017

On November 14, 2017, Bill 22, also known as the proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plan Act (the “NB Act”), was introduced in the New Brunswick


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


Cryptocurrencies: securities law implications
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • September 28 2017

Securities markets around the world are grappling with new concerns: As fintechs make cryptocurrency offerings such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)


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


Knowing your limitations: a new NS case on limitation periods
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 17 2017

The recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision in Dyack v Lincoln is a nice case study on how to work through a limitations issue. It


Good faith expected of employers!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

While the concept of good faith is not new to employment law, its limits and implications remain uncertain. In a recent decision, Avalon Ford v Evans