Nova Scotia Department of Justice


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.

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Time Falls Back on Nov. 2

Oct. 29, 2014 - 1:41 PM

Nova Scotians will gain an extra hour of sleep Sunday, Nov. 2, when daylight savings time ends.

New Limitations Act Changes Time Limits to Sue

Oct. 29, 2014 - 1:11 PM

A new Limitations of Actions Act, introduced today, Oct. 29, will eliminate time limits for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who want to file lawsuits. It will also set standard time limits for filing other civil lawsuits.

Amendments to Cellphone Legislation

Oct. 23, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Cellphone users in Nova Scotia will have broader protection when a new federal Wireless Code applies to all cellphone contracts on June 3, 2015.

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