How does the Commission reform law?

The Commission does not make law in Nova Scotia. This task is performed by the Government of Nova Scotia through the decisions of the political representatives in the Legislature. Law is also made through the decisions of judges and other appointed administrative decision makers in cases that come before them.

The task of the Law Reform Commission is to study existing laws and to review their appropriateness through research and discussions with the public. Its Reports and recommendations are formally presented to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Nova Scotia. The Reports of the Commission are also freely available to the public.