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.
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The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of William Allan MacDONALD.
On July 9, 2003, at approximately 10:47 pm, police responded to a report of a suspicious death at 51 Jackson Road, Dartmouth. Upon police arrival, the victim, William Allan MacDONALD, was found deceased in his apartment, having suffered from a gun shot wound.
The investigation revealed that Mr. MacDONALD often had visitors in his apartment, and that Mr. MacDONALD was shot in his apartment. It is believed that someone familiar with Mr. MacDONALD may have been involved in his death.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of William Allan MacDONALD should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.