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The Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act: The Story So Far

Nova Scotia is late in the game in providing a modern legal framework for people with intellectual disabilities who may need supports in decision-making. Landon Webb’s case forced the province’s hand, and the Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act was put in place last December. At this session, a panel will look at what protection the new law gives to people who may not be able to make all of their decisions for themselves. How does it help families who want to support their loved ones? What has been left out? And what still needs to be done?

The panel will consist of Schulich School of Law Professors Archie Kaiser and Sheila Wildeman and Anna MacQuarrie, Inclusion International’s director of global advocacy and human rights.


Staff Interest, Alumni & Friends, Student Interest, Faculty Interest



Room 105