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Order of Nova Scotia Insignia Regulations made under Section 24 of the
Order of Nova Scotia Act
S.N.S. 2001, c. 9
O.I.C. 2004-311 (July 30, 2004), N.S. Reg. 189/2004
1 These regulations may be cited as the Order of Nova Scotia Insignia Regulations.
2 In these regulations,
(a) "Act" means the Order of Nova Scotia Act;
(b) "insignia" means the insignia of the Order prescribed in Section 3;
(c) "member" means a member of the Order;
(d) "Order" means the Order of Nova Scotia established by Section 4 of the Act.
Form of insignia
3 The insignia must be
(a) in the form of a stylized mayflower with the Shield of Arms of Nova Scotia at its centre surmounted by St. Edwardís crown; and
(b) generally in accordance with the depiction in Schedule "A".
Insignia property of Order
4 An insignia remains the property of the Order and must not be used, transferred or otherwise disposed of except in accordance with the Act and these regulations.
Repair and replacement of insignia
5 If the Order receives evidence satisfactory to it that an insignia has been damaged, lost or stolen, the Order may, upon application by a member, arrange for the repair or replacement of the insignia at the memberís cost and expense.
Disposition of insignia by member
6 (1) If a member wishes to dispose of the insignia, the member must
(a) return it to the Order;
(b) donate or bequeath it to a provincially owned museum located in Canada; or
(c) give or bequeath it to another person as an heirloom or keepsake.
(2) When a member dies, the memberís personal representative must return the insignia to the Order unless the member has disposed of the insignia in accordance with subsection (1).
(3) A person who receives an insignia in accordance with clause (1)(c) is permitted to hold the insignia only as an heirloom or keepsake and, in accordance with Section 23 of the Act, under no circumstances is the person permitted to wear the insignia or otherwise represent or hold themself out as a member.
Return of insignia required
7 If the Order, in its sole discretion, determines that
(a) a person who is in possession of an insignia is in violation of the Act or these regulations;
(b) an insignia is in the possession of a person not lawfully entitled to it; or
(c) an insignia is being used, transferred or displayed by a person in a manner that is inconsistent with the purpose and intent of the Act and these regulations,
the person must immediately return the insignia to the Order.