Articles on Legal Themes
Proposed changes to federal family law
The Divorce Act applies to married couples who are divorcing. Nova Scotia's Parenting and Support Act applies to unmarried or common-law couples, and married couples who are separated but not divorcing.
The proposed law focuses on changes dealing with the best interests of the child, family violence, child support enforcement, and improving various administrative processes.
New Cannabis Control Act
On April 3 the Nova Scotia government introduced its new Cannabis Control Act, which establishes the province’s legislative framework for recreational cannabis legalization. The Cannabis Control Act establishes rules around the sale, distribution, purchase, possession, cultivation, propagation and harvesting of cannabis.
Cooling off periods
Do you know what a cooling off period is? Hint: it is not about winter.