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The winds of change – Newfoundland and Labrador Government signaling major shift in energy policy

John Samms and Matthew Craig In uncertain economic times like these, “open for business” is a welcome phrase by leading Ministers in Newfoundland and Labrador. For years, Newfoundland and Labrador’s wind generation policy was, for better or worse, easy to explain: we have a bountiful wind resource, but now is not the time to use…
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Accountability and Oversight: Nova Scotia’s new Powers of Attorney Act

Richard Niedermayer, QC, TEP, Sarah Almon, TEP, and Madeleine Coats Long-awaited amendments to the Province’s currently short-and-sweet Powers of Attorney Act1 received Royal Assent on Friday, April 22, 2022.  While not yet proclaimed into effect, the amended Powers of Attorney Act (the “New Act”) is poised to clarify and codify many of the common law rules…
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Prince Edward Island’s new Non-Disclosure Agreements Act

Jacob Zelman and Kate Profit Prince Edward Island’s Non-Disclosure Agreements Act (“Act”) received royal assent on November 17, 2021 and is set to come into force on May 17, 2022. The purpose of the Act is stated as being “to regulate the content and use of non-disclosure agreements”. As the first legislation of its kind…
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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory lists 79 Firm lawyers as top legal talent

The 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has listed 79 Stewart McKelvey lawyers as leading practitioners. Lexpert determines this national listing through an annual peer survey across a variety of practice areas, including banking and finance, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estates and planning, intellectual property and insurance. Rob Aske Art Barry, QC Daniela Bassan,…
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Lydia Bugden, QC, named Top 50 CEO, inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine Hall of Fame

Atlantic Business Magazine named CEO and Managing Partner, Lydia Bugden, QC, as a five-time winner of a Top 50 CEO award, and one of the newest members of their Hall of Fame at last night’s Gala Awards. The awards recognize business leaders throughout Atlantic Canada who demonstrate a commitment to their organization, industry and community.…
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Iselle Manuel joins Moncton team as newest corporate lawyer

We are pleased to welcome Iselle Manuel to our corporate team in Moncton. Originally from Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, she studied education at the Université de Moncton before attending law school. Called to the New Brunswick Bar in 2020, Iselle’s bilingual practice covers a variety of corporate matters, including real property and estates and trusts issues.
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Upcoming Events

Hiring Foreign Workers 101 Webinar

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A panel of Firm lawyers discuss and offer practical guidance on a number of topics related to hiring foreign workers.

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If you would like additional information about our events, please contact Candice Porter, Events Coordinator, at cnporter@stewartmckelvey.com

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