Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Annual Report of the Nova Scotia Law Reform Commission

The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia has released its 2009-2010 annual report covering its activities for the period of April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.

The Commission's job is to review the laws of Nova Scotia and to make recommendations for improvement, modernization and reform. This may involve either formulating new ideas and approaches to law, or proposing ways in which existing laws and the legal system can be made clearer or simpler so they can better serve the needs of the general public.

Last year, the Commisson completed a project on contaminated sites in the province. Current projects in progress include one on the rule against perpetuities (property law) and another related to the enforcement of civil judgments.

In the spring of 2010, the Commision received three new References from the Attorney General:
  • “Seniors Only” Housing
  • Powers of Attorney Act
  • Builders’ Lien Act

In the upcoming year, the Commission will be issuing discussion papers and reports on those topics.

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