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.
Women's Centres Connect - Justice Minister Ross Landry met Dec. 7 with Women's Centres Connect representatives to talk about sexual assault services in rural communities. With the minister are Lucille Harper (Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre), Jeanne Fay (Women’s Centres Connect), Heather Russell (Central Nova Scotia Women’s Resource Centre), Bernadette MacDonald (Tri-County Women’s Centre), Joanne Jefferson (Second Story Women’s Centre) and Arlene MacDonald (Pictou County Women’s Centre). Visit the Women' Centres Connect website.
2011 RCMP Day - Justice Minister Ross Landry attended the RCMP Day festivities on Aug. 12 at Peggy's Cove, as part of the Peggy's Cove 200th Anniversary Celebration. Minister Landry is pictured with Deputy Commissioner (East) Steve Graham, RCMP Commanding Officer for Nova Scotia Alphonse MacNeil, Superintendent Brian Brennan and Inspector Stephen Verrette. Members from Halifax District RCMP and from various RCMP specialized units attended the event, including the Musical Ride's horses and riders, RCMP helicopter, police dog services, bicycle patrol, motorcycle patrol and coastal watch vessel.
2010 Long Service Awards - Long-serving police officers from across Nova Scotia were recognized for their contributions to law enforcement. Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry presented Nova Scotia Provincial Police Long Service Awards at a ceremony in Halifax to 52 recipients. The provincial award program recognizes police officers who have served in the province for 15 and 25 consecutive years.
6th Annual Nova Scotia Police Youth Mess Dinner - The New Glasgow Police Service hosted the 6th annual Nova Scotia Police Youth Mess Dinner at Tim Hortons Camp, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia where Justice Minister Ross Landry was the guest speaker. The Police Youth from New Glasgow Police Service, Cape Breton Regional Police RCMP Sackville and RCMP Cole Harbour, Halifax Regional Police and Westville Police attended the weekend long event that included a workshop in relation to crime prevention.
Official Apology and Free Pardon to Mrs. Desmond - Justice Minister Ross Landry speaks with Wanda Robson, sister of the late Viola Desmond. Desmond was granted an official apology and free pardon after being wrongfully jailed and fined in 1946 for sitting in the white peoples' section of a movie theatre.
Luncheon at the Pictou Campus of the NSCC - Justice Minister Ross Landry with his mother, Barbara Landry, attended a luncheon hosted by the province and DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Ltd.) at the Pictou Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College following an announcement at the TrentonWorks plant March 5, 2010. Students from the college as well as the Chef and his team honoured guests to the college. Minister Landry spoke at the luncheon and welcomed DSME to the community of Trenton.
Minister Landry and RCMP Cpl. Andrew Joyce of Pictou Detachment happily completed the 6th Annual Nova Scotia HeartLand Tour As a core rider and community leader, Minister Landry once again participated in the 6th annual HeartLand Tour in Nova Scotia. The bike tour kicked off on July 7 in Wolfville and made stops in Yarmouth, Bridgewater, Truro, Pictou County, Antigonish, and Inverness County before wrapping up in Halifax on July 15. The Heartland Tour is a public awareness campaign that uses the bicycle as a vehicle to educate and draw attention to the unnecessary burden and growth of cardiac and general health risk factors in Nova Scotians of all ages. This year's tour priority was to increase awareness and grow family participation, understanding that obesity and high blood pressure trends are a threat to our children, families and health care system. As a participant, Minister Landry was responsible for facilitating police support of the tour and ensuring safety. By participating, Minister Landry was able to promote safe cycling infrastructure and practices, as well as promote Nova Scotia as a world class cycling destination.
Hon. Ross Landry
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