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Nova Scotia Court Decisions


Nova Scotia Legislation

  1. Bills

  2. Statutes of Nova Scotia (S.N.S.)
    These are session laws.

  3. Consolidated Statutes

    Additional Resources
    Debates and Proceedings of the General Assembly (Hansard)
    Proclamations of Statutes … Statutes subject to proclamation (in whole or in part) and proclaimed after 17 May 1996.


Nova Scotia Rules of Procedure and Practice


Nova Scotia Administrative Law Sources

  1. Regulations of Nova Scotia (N.S. Reg.)

  2. Utility and Review Board Decisions

    Additional Resources
    Royal Gazette Part II … Part II of the Royal Gazette contains new and amended regulations.


Nova Scotia Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

These are charters (that is, organic laws, however denominated) and bylaws of municipalities — cities, towns, etc. —, which either are available on the municipality’s web site or can be freely accessed on the web site of a commercial publisher or other provider.

  1. Charters
    Note that a charter could be included in a collection of bylaws (see below) instead of being separately accessible.

  2. Bylaws

    Additional Resources
    ¶ Superseded Bylaws and Ordinances — Halifax Regional Municipality … By-laws of the former municipalities of the City of Halifax, the City of Dartmouth, the Town of Bedford, and Halifax County Municipality, which will remain in force within the geographic areas encompassing those former municipalities until amended or repealed. These links relate only to those by-laws remaining in force: Bedford Town BylawsDartmouth City BylawsHalifax City OrdinancesHalifax County Municipality Bylaws.


Nova Scotia Law-Related Periodicals

Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to web sites of all Canadian-published law reviews and periodicals as well as links to all U.S.-published law-review web sites.


Other Nova Scotia Commentary

  1. Guide to the Labour Standards Code of Nova Scotia … [Labour Dep't] — A version of the code written in clear everyday language. See also related fact sheets and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

  2. A Guide to Doing Business in Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. McInnes Cooper. … [Lex Mundi]


Nova Scotia Law-Related Topical Web Sites


Nova Scotia Court Information


Nova Scotia Forms

  1. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Forms … [Justice Dep't]


Other Nova Scotia Resources

  1. Provincial Government Agencies
  2. Provincial Government Records and Directories
    For additional links, see Service Nova Scotia and Muncipal Relations.
  3. Joint Stock Companies Registry — Database Search
  4. Permits, Approvals, and Licenses Directory
  5. Additional Resources
    ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information
    ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Staff Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / North Carolina Industrial Commission]

  6. Bar Associations
  7. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  8. Canadian Bar Association — Nova Scotia Branch
  9. Law Schools ♦ Law Society Membership ♦ Continuing Legal Education


Legal Research and Assistance

  1. Law Libraries



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