1Legal Information Topics
You want to return some stuff you recently bought because you’ve changed your mind. You have an automatic right to return the stuff, and get your money back. True or False?…


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gym Thinking about joining a gym to reach your fitness goals? Nova Scotia’s Consumer Protection Act has special rules for contracts when you join a gym, health or fitness club.  These include rules about what must be in the contract, initiation fees, payment plans, and cancelling or renewing the con…


3Legal Help
Looking for legal information? Puzzled by the maze of legal resources in Nova Scotia and don't know where to start? We'll help you navigate! Call our Legal Information Line at 1 800 665-9779 or 902-455-3135 to get free legal information.…


4LISNS Spotlight
Elder-abuse Are you a facilitator or trainer? Do you have experience delivering educational sessions to healthcare staff? Do you want to have a positive impact on how healthcare providers respond to elder abuse in Nova Scotia? This workshop is for you.…


5Legal News
A new Administrative Recalculation of Child Support program, making it easier for parents to update child support amounts in a court order or registered agreement, is now available in Nova Scotia.…



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