In 1992 the Departments of Housing and Consumer Affairs amalgamated. The new department was responsible for collection agencies, consumer protection, reporting and services, direct vendors' licensing and regulation, housing, instalment payment contracts, mortgage brokers' and lenders' registration, real estate brokers' licensing, residential tenancies, relief from fraudulent transactions and part x of the Federal Bankruptcy Act. In 1996 the department disbanded; responsibility for housing was transferred to Municipal Affairs (renamed Housing and Municipal Affairs), and consumer affairs to the new Department of Business and Consumer Services.
Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1992 c. 14, 1996 c. 8
see also Department of Housing
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