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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.…


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On Monday October 19th 2015, Canadians will vote in a federal election.  The rules for federal elections are in the Canada Elections Act. You have the right to vote in a federal election if you are a Canadian citizen who will be at least 18 years old on or before Monday October 19th, 2015.…


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gymIn the past, transgender Nova Scotians who wanted to change their gender marker on government issued ID found the requirements of Nova Scotia’s Vital Statistics Act difficult or impossible to meet.…



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