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.
Deputy Premier Frank Corbett toured the new Maintenance Enforcement Office that opened on June 10 in New Waterford. The new government office brings jobs to New Waterford and boosts local business. To learn more, check out the news release
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On April 19, 2002, at approximately 11:00 am, police responded to a report of three youths who discovered a body while walking in the area of the Greenhead Road extension, located off Highway 103 in Timberlea. John Francis ALQUIROS was the confirmed victim. read more ...
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.