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.
In November of 2010, the Department of Justice announced construction plans for a new 100-cell correctional facility in Priestville, Pictou Co. The facility, with two beds per cell, will be built near Priestville, next to Highway 104, east of Thorburn highway Exit 26. The site will provide quick and easy access to medical, police, fire and other services. Replacing the aging Antigonish and Cumberland facilities, the new facility will service the courthouses in Truro, Amherst, New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, and, to some extent, Port Hawkesbury.
Community Liaison Committee Ad, November 27, 2012
Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Update, October 30, 2012
Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Jail's Construction, media release, July 16, 2012
Final Tender Awarded for New Jail, media release, July 3, 2012
Province Accepting Proposals to Build Jail, media release, April 10. 2012
Second Contract Awarded for New Jail in Pictou County, media release, November 25, 2011
Justice Minister Visits New Jail Site in Pictou County, media release, September 30, 2011
Progress Update on Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, a letter to the editor from Justice Minister Ross Landry, July 22, 2011
New Correctional Facility Will Save Millions, media release, November 1, 2010. Includes images, audio and video content.
Site Analysis and Selection Business Case for Candidate Sites (PDF), October, 2010
Review of Proposed Construction of One or More New Correctional Facilities (PDF), October 2009
Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Community Liaison Committee Representatives