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Stewart McKelvey is Atlantic Canada’s largest law firm and one of the 20 largest in the country.

We are more than 225 lawyers. We are six offices throughout the four Atlantic provinces. We are full-service. But most importantly, we are leaders in providing the legal knowledge and innovative solutions clients need to move forward confidently.

“Winner of Best Law Firm” 

– Atlantic Business Magazine

“Best of Atlantic Canada” 2022

Readers’ Choice Awards

“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”

– 2021 Canadian Law Awards

Announcements

Stewart McKelvey lawyers support The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia to make progress on affordable housing

In concert with The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia, the Province recently announced significant support for housing options for healthcare workers. An $8 million investment in transitional, modular housing projects…
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Stewart McKelvey welcomes eight new Partners

Stewart McKelvey is pleased to announce the following eight lawyers who will be admitted as Partners, effective January 1, 2023: Charlottetown Donald Cameron Dalton McGuinty, Jr. Halifax Kyle Hartlen  Daniel…
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Thought Leadership

Change to Ontario Employment Standards: IT Consultants and Business Consultants Excluded from ESA

Mark Tector and Ben Currie Effective January 1, 2023, amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) took effect, excluding “business consultants” and “information technology consultants” from the application of the ESA. This is a significant change, and one which may assist some employers with adapting to changing work arrangements, including dealing with consultants and…

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Land Use Planning in Prince Edward Island – The Year in Review

By Perlene Morrison, K.C. and Curtis Doyle Once again, the time has come to review the year that was and to chart the course for the year ahead. For municipalities and planning professionals in Prince Edward Island, this process often includes a survey of the decisions made by the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (“Commission”)….

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