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.
Judith holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University Law School and a BA from the University of Kings College.
Ms. Ferguson was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice on December 1, 2011.
Prior to this appointment she served as Deputy Minister of Labour & Advanced Education, Office of Immigration and Status of Women from January to November of 2011; Deputy Minister of Community Services from March 2007 to January 2011 and Assistant Deputy Minister from July 2004 to March 2007.
Judith began her public service career in 1995 when she was named Chief Appeals Commissioner for the Worker's Compensation Appeals Tribunal. She later joined the Nova Scotia Department of Justice as a legal advisor.
She began her legal career as a member of the litigation group at the Halifax law firm of Cox Hansen.
Judith lives in Halifax with her husband and two children.