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Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – issue 03

We are pleased to present the third issue of Discovery: Atlantic Education and the Law, our very own legal publication targeted to educational institutions in Atlantic Canada. A new school year has begun and fall is in the air. Students and faculty are re-charged and ready for what the year has in store. In this…

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Client Update: Border concerns growing for cannabis industry participants

Kevin Landry News articles have reported Canadians being labelled as “inadmissible” or being denied entry at the United States’ border because of ties to the cannabis industry. Being labeled inadmissible by border authorities is the equivalent of receiving a lifetime ban from entering the United States. Because of these recent developments we provide the following…

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Client Update: Duty to consult in Prince Edward Island (Epekwitk)

Jonathan Coady and Justin Milne On June 25, 2018, the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island (the “Supreme Court”) released its much anticipated decision in Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. v. Province of P.E.I.2 This is the first time that the duty to consult with Indigenous persons has been considered in Prince Edward Island. The decision is expected…

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Client Update: Cannabis Act Regulations Revealed

Kevin Landry Health Canada released the Cannabis Act Regulations (the “Regulations”) at a news conference on June 27, 2018. The Regulations will be published in final form in the July 11, 2018 version of in the Canada Gazette, Part II. There will be four new sets of regulations in total: Cannabis Regulations; the new Industrial…

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Client Update: Isn’t Canada Day always on July 1? (updated)

Grant Machum and Sheila Lanctôt While most people think Canada Day is on July 1st, once every 6 years, July 1st falls on a Sunday. When that happens, according to federal legislation, Canada Day is legally observed on July 2nd. The Holidays Act is a federal legislation that provides for three specific holidays to be…

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Client Update: Bylaw requirements under the Municipal Government Act

Perlene Morrison and Hilary Foster Municipalities in Prince Edward Island entered a new era when the Municipal Government Act (the “MGA”) was proclaimed into force on December 23, 2017. The MGA modernized the Province’s municipal legislation and repealed and replaced the Charlottetown Area Municipalities Act, the City of Summerside Act, and the Municipalities Act. Many…

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Client Update: Adopting the changes – amendments to the New Brunswick Family Services Act lead to opening of sealed adoption records

Vasu Sivapalan and Meg Collins On May 5, 2017, An Act Respecting the Opening of Sealed Adoption Records (“Act”) received royal assent, leading to significant changes for birth parents and adoptees across the province. As of April 1, 2018, eligible persons may now apply to access original registrations of birth and adoption orders containing identifying…

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Client Update – Protecting the innocent in property insurance: recent amendments to Nova Scotia’s Insurance Act limit “criminal or intentional act” exclusion clauses

Jennifer Taylor Recent amendments to the Nova Scotia Insurance Act are designed “to protect the financial interests of an innocent person when the person’s property is damaged by another person with whom that person shares an insurance policy.”1 The consequences of domestic violence provide the backdrop for these amendments, which came into force on April…

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