Nova Scotia passes Community Interest Companies Act

January 03, 2013 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News

In December 2012, the Nova Scotia government passed the Community Interest Companies Act.  The Community Interest Company may be useful for some who are starting a business and want to also help their community.

This Act will serve to permit a company formed under the Companies Act to be designated as a “Community Interest Company”, which will have characteristics of both businesses and non-profits, sometimes referred to as ‘social enterprise”.  This legislation will create certain restrictions and filing obligations and the bill can be accessed at

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