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This Month in Nova Scotia Family Law – June 2023

Weagle v Kendall, 2023 NSCA 47 Judge: Justice Carole A. Beaton Subject Matter: Parenting Time; Relocation The father appealed from the trial judge’s decision allowing the mother to relocate their child from Halifax to Ottawa. The appeal was allowed, and the matter sent for a rehearing with another judge. The judge erred in overemphasizing the […]

The Atlantic Immigration Program, an Option for Immigrating to Atlantic...

The Atlantic Immigration Program (“AIP”) is an excellent option for employers wishing to hire immigrants, and for immigrants wishing to immigrate to Atlantic Canada. The AIP is designed to allow Atlantic Canadian employers looking to fill labour gaps with applicants who meet their needs by providing them with job offers and settlement support. The Atlantic […]

Intra-Company Transferee Work Permits: Facilitating Corporate Expansion to Canada

As Canada’s population continues to grow, and as immigration remains an area of key focus for our government, foreign business owners may be looking to expand their operations into the country. For business owners considering opening a venture in Canada, they may wish to consider applications for Intra-Company Transferees Work Permits under the Immigration and […]

July 6, 2023

Collateral Consequences: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Law

Under Canadian Immigration law, a foreign national is inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of (1) criminality or (2) serious criminality.  A Permanent Resident, on the other hand, will only be inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of serious criminality.  As such, the intersection between criminal and immigration law is of extreme importance to Permanent […]

New Rights for Fiduciaries Makes it Easier to Plan for...

New Brunswick’s new Fiduciaries Access to Digital Assets Act received Royal Assent on December 16, 2022. The new Act is the first of its kind in New Brunswick and makes the Province one of the few Canadian jurisdictions to have such a piece of legislation. The purpose of the Act is to provide a framework […]

An Insight into the Francophone Mobility Program: Strengthening Our Communities...

To promote Francophone immigration to communities throughout Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC’) launched its Francophone Mobility Program (“FMP”) in 2016. This program provides options to make it easier for employers to hire French-speaking or bilingual workers outside Quebec. Hiring a French-speaking or bilingual candidate could provide a number of advantages, such as the […]

This Month in Nova Scotia Family Law – May 2023

Anderson v. Anderson, 2023 SCC 13 Judge: Justice Karakatsanis Subject Matter: Absence of Legal Advice when Entering Domestic Agreements The parties were married for three years. They had both been married previously, and each entered the marriage with significant assets. They separated and signed a domestic agreement without disclosing their individual finances or seeking independent […]

New Brunswick Site Supervisor Found Guilty of Criminal Negligence Causing...

Workplace fatalities have frequently attracted charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. For the first time in New Brunswick, a supervisor has been found criminally liable, following a workplace fatality, for failing to follow safety rules and protocols during a work project. In His Majesty the King v Jason Andrew King, 2023 […]

May 24, 2023

The “GIST” of Genuine Intergenerational Share Transfers: Important Proposed Legislative...

Business owners planning to transition their business to the next generation will need to consider further changes proposed to the rules for intergenerational business transfers in the 2023 Federal Budget. These changes were expected and much anticipated following the enactment of Bill C-208, a private member’s bill that received Royal Assent on June 29, 2021 […]

This Month in New Brunswick Family Law – April 2023

GM v JG, 2023 NBKB 57 Justice Danys R.X. Delaquis Subject Matter: Parenting Orders | Jurisdiction The parties have a 5-year-old child, who was born in New York. The Applicant is a Canadian citizen living in Saint John and the Respondent is an American citizen living in New York. The child has dual citizenship. The […]