Articles on Legal Themes

By Jeff Mitchell, NOVA Injury Law

Part of mandatory car insurance in Nova Scotia is Section D coverage, otherwise known as unidentified and uninsured motorist coverage. It is a tremendously valuable part of your car insurance because it will protect your right to pursue an injury claim in the event that you can’t identify the at-fault driver, or the at-fault driver is uninsured. In either case, your own car insurer will step into the shoes of the unidentified and uninsured driver’s would be insurer and consider your claim.

Victims of cyberbullying and unwanted sharing of intimate images now have options for dealing with those who want to harm them.

Nova Scotians can now access supports, and alternatives to criminal prosecution under the province’s Intimate Images and Cyber-Protection Act.  The new law came into effect on July 5, 2018.

Victims and parents can also seek a protection order for alleged offenders to stop, take down a webpage or prohibit further contact with the victim. They may also seek compensation.

By Chelsea Cox

Recreational cannabis became legal in October of 2018 in Nova Scotia and across Canada. With its newfound legality, a host of new rules and regulations also came into effect. These rules cover a broad range of things; from how much cannabis you can carry with you at a time to penalties around drug (and alcohol) impaired driving. In Canada, we operate under a federated system, meaning that the Federal government is in charge of some things, while other decisions are left to each individual Province. This can lead to a diversity of Provincial rules which can be seen in our alcohol regulations, where in Alberta you can buy beer from the cornerstore, but in Nova Scotia you have to go to the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).