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.
Individuals seeking access to records should determine, to the best of their ability, which department, municipality or other public body has the records. All public bodies have a staff person who accepts requests for access to records. A list of public body and municipal administrators can be found on the FOIPOP contacts page.
In some cases, the information may already be public and it may not be necessary to go through the FOIPOP process to receive information. Also, government departments each have a Routine Access Policy which provides an easier approach to access certain categories of information.
In other cases, it will be necessary to apply under the FOIPOP Act. A formal application has to be made in writing, either by letter or by using Form 1 - Application for Access to a Record and should provide as much detail as possible to describe the records being sought.
Public bodies have 30 days to respond to an application, but may extend the time period for one of three reasons:
The FOIPOP Coordinator’s Office has come up with a list of some frequently asked questions that you may find helpful. To find out more information on specific parts of the application process visit: