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 Michael Joseph PEVERILL.
On January 19, 1999, at approximately 3:20 pm, police responded to a report of an injured man at 88 Queen Street, Dartmouth. Upon police arrival, the victim, Michael Joseph PEVERILL, was observed laying on the bedroom floor, having suffered from a fatal gun shot wound.
The investigation revealed that Mr. PEVERILL had last been seen January 19, 1999, at approximately 2:00 pm, entering his apartment. Therefore, Mr. PEVERILL was killed sometime between 2:00 and 3:20 pm. Mr. PEVERILL had just moved into this apartment complex one week prior to his death, although, he had known and frequently visited the previous tenant. Mr. PEVERILL and the previous tenant were both known for accepting frequent visitors to conduct personal business. Therefore, it was common to see a lot of pedestrian traffic in and out of 88 Queen Street.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Michael Joseph PEVERILL 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.