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.
A specialized court that will improve the lives of families affected by domestic opened in Sydney on Thursday, June 21.
The domestic violence court is a first for Nova Scotia and will offer quicker program access for those who commit abuse, so they can change their behaviour and prevent future violence. It will also help keep victims and their children safe.
For more information on this new court project, please see our Fact Sheet and list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Justice Minister Announces Domestic Violence Court, media release, June 18, 2012
Domestic Violence Court Fact Sheet (PDF)
Domestic Violence Court FAQ PDF)