Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Action Plan Update 2012
Domestic Violence Action Plan
On Nov. 20, 2012, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced the Transgendered Persons Protection Act. This Act makes it clear that Nova Scotians cannot be denied a job, a place to live or service at a business because they are transgender. Nova Scotia is the fourth jurisdiction in Canada to include a specific reference to gender identity in its human rights legislation.
We’re pleased to present Nova Scotia's 6th annual Crime Prevention Symposium on April 9, 2014. This year's theme is “Collaborating for Community Safety”
Families experiencing a particularly high level of conflict related to a separation or divorce can now access support which could help them resolve issues outside the court system.
In photo (L to R): J. Rene Gallant, President, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society; the Hon. Lena Diab, Justice Minister; the Hon. Justice Beryl A. MacDonald, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Family Division; and Trinda Ernst QC, Waterbury Newton.
On Oct. 22, Lena Diab was appointed Nova Scotia's first female Attorney General and Minister of Justice. She is also the Minister of Immigration. Read her biography and the press release announcing Premier McNeil’s appointment of the new Executive Council.
Nova Scotians are getting more protection from cyberbullying with the hiring of five investigators for the new CyberSCAN investigation unit.
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.
Justice -- Government is hoping to receive information about the deaths of Jack and Micheline Hulme through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.
Justice -- Amendments introduced today, April 15, will help continue the success of the team that investigates serious incidents involving police.
Emergency Management Office -- "911, what is your emergency?"
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