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.

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Fact Sheet - English Version | en français


Clarification regarding the Incompetent Persons Act

Nova Scotia Provincial Judges' Salaries and Benefits Tribunal

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Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program Expands to Adults and Across the Province

Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Communities, victims and offenders will benefit from the province-wide expansion of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program to adults.

Restorative Justice Week Starts Nov. 20

Nov. 18, 2016 - 2:38 PM

NOTE: The National Restorative Justice symposium runs Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St. Media are welcome. The National Restorative Justice Symposium, beginning Monday, Nov.21, in Halifax, is one of the highlights of Restorative Justice Week in Nova Scotia.

Consultation en cours au sujet de la nouvelle loi sur la tutelle des adultes

Nov. 14, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Les Néo-Écossais sont invités à contribuer à l'élaboration de la nouvelle loi qui vise à mieux protéger les droits des personnes vulnérables qui font l'objet d'une ordonnance de tutelle.

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