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Amendments to the Powers of Attorney Act introduced today, May 3, will clarify and modernize the act. “Acting as a power of attorney is an important role in the administration of justice,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “We need to ensure that the responsibilities are clear when Nova Scotians appoint joint powers of attorneys.” The proposed amendments to the Powers of Attorney Act will ensure that power of attorney remains in the event one of two joint attorneys passes away or one becomes incapacitated themselves. Similar legislation is in force in several provinces, including Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador.