Saskatchewan and New Brunswick Combat Sport Laws Now in Force

Two more Provinces now have professional MMA and other combat sports officially legalized. Saskatchewan’s Athletic’s Commission Act and New Brunswick’s Combat Sport Act have now both received Royal Assent with Saskatchewan’s law coming into force on May 1, 2014 and New Brunswick’s law coming into force on May 21, 2014. You can click here for … More Saskatchewan and New Brunswick Combat Sport Laws Now in Force

New Brunswick Combat Sports Bill Voted Into Law

Bill 72, New Brunswick’s Combat Sport Act, has passed Third Reading today making New Brunswick the latest Province to provide a legal framework for professional and amateur combat sports following recent amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code. As previously discussed, below are the highlights of the newly minted New Brunswick law: The Act regulates both amateur … More New Brunswick Combat Sports Bill Voted Into Law

New Brunswick Seeks To Create Province Wide MMA/Combat Sports Commission

Following the legal shake up caused by Bill S-209 which had the practical effect of shutting down MMA and Kickboxing  in Moncton, the Province of New Brunswick has now introduced legislation to create a Province wide athletic commission which will legalize and regulate these sports throughout the Province. Bill 72, the “Combat Sport Act” was … More New Brunswick Seeks To Create Province Wide MMA/Combat Sports Commission

City of Moncton Puts MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing Into Legal Limbo

As previously discussed, Bill S-209 did not make MMA legal in all of Canada, instead it made the sport illegal by default and forced Provinces to pass appropriate laws if they wished to change this.  Provinces that fail to act in a timely manner jeopardize the local landscape of the sport.  Such a situation appears … More City of Moncton Puts MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing Into Legal Limbo

The Dubious Legality of MMA in Moncton

Update October 5, 2013 – The City of Moncton has now pulled the Commission’s ability to oversee MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Although the City of Moncton has an established Athletic Commission with the power to regulate and oversee both amateur and professional MMA events, the Commission’s blessing may not be enough to get … More The Dubious Legality of MMA in Moncton