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Powers of Attorney Act


(as passed, with amendments)

2nd Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
59 Elizabeth II, 2010

Government Bill

Powers of Attorney Act


The Honourable Ross Landry
Minister of Justice

First Reading: May 3, 2010 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 4, 2010

Third Reading: November 25, 2010 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: December 10, 2010

An Act to Amend Chapter 352
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Powers of Attorney Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 352 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Powers of Attorney Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 6 the following Section:

7 (1) Subject to the provisions of the enduring power of attorney, where two or more attorneys are appointed to act jointly and one or more of the attorneys

(a) dies;

(b) renounces the appointment;

(c) is legally incapacitated;

(d) is unwilling to act; or

(e) after reasonable inquiries by another of the attorneys, is unable to be found,

the remaining attorney or attorneys may continue to act without that attorney or attorneys.

(2) This Section applies to powers of attorney whether executed before or after the coming into force of this Section.


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