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

Latest Justice News

Two Missing Persons Cases Added to Rewards Program

Oct. 13, 2016 - 09:24 AM

Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the disappearances of Daniel Baker and Ian MacKeigan through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Victims of Crime Receive More Funding for Support Services

Oct. 12, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Victims of crime in Nova Scotia will benefit from a new $3.75 million multi-year agreement announced today, Oct. 12.

Independent Review of Investigation Into Death of Samantha Mercer Concludes

Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The independent review of the investigation into the death of Samantha Mercer more than a decade ago has concluded.

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