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In discussing the level of specificity that the Personal Property Security Act (the “PPSA” or “Act”) demands, then New Brunswick Appellate Court Justice, Joseph Robertson, said it best when he candidly wrote at paragraph 67 of GMAC Leaseco Ltd. v. Moncton Motor Home & Sales Inc. (Trustee of) 2003 NBCA 26: The legislation lays down […]

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Amendments Affecting All Newfoundland and Labrador Corporations

In November, the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador passed Bill 24, which set out amendments to the province’s Corporations Act (the “Act”). The amendments, which come into force 1 April 2022, are notable and require attention as they will impose new obligations upon most corporations incorporated in the province. In summary, the amendments: […]

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Nova Scotia’s Sustainable Development Goals Act (the “SDGA”), passed in 2019, sets out the province’s renewable energy (“RE”) targets, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 53% below 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. And, following on the federal government commitment to source 100% renewable electricity for federal […]

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