Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program

More Nova Scotians will soon be able to get married by a justice of the peace. Government is improving the Civil Weddings Program and increasing the number of justices of the peace who can perform a civil wedding.


Cyber-Safety Act – legislation to protect victims of cyberbullying

The Cyber-Safety Act was introduced on April 25, 2013 to better protect victims of cyberbullying and hold cyberbullies accountable for their actions. The legislation will create the country's first Cyber SCAN investigative unit and allow families and victims to get protection orders from the court. School principals will also have clear authority to act against bullying or cyberbullying, on or off school grounds.

Press release


Fact Sheet - English Version | en français


Clarification regarding the Incompetent Persons Act

Nova Scotia Provincial Judges' Salaries and Benefits Tribunal

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Two Judges Appointed to Provincial and Family Court

Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Two new judges, including the first Mi'kmaw woman to join the judiciary, have been appointed to the provincial and family court.

Province Amends Alton Gas Legal Brief, Statement by Minister

Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:53 AM

NOTE: The following is a statement from acting Justice Minister and Attorney General Michel Samson, today, Dec. 21. The province has amended its legal brief in the Alton Gas Appeal. A letter was filed with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Partenariat entre la police et MADD pour l'Opération Noël

Dec. 07, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Le gouvernement et les organismes d'application de la loi se réunissent pour le lancement de l'Opération Noël.

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