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 Shane Darrell SIDDLE.
On December 12, 1994, police responded to the Victoria General Hospital regarding a report from medical staff concerning a serious head injury received by their patient, Shane Siddle, causes of which were unknown at that time. Mr. Siddle died in hospital as a result of the head injuries on December 13, 1994.
The investigation revealed that Mr. Siddle may have been involved in an altercation, and knocked unconscious, near his Belle Aire Terrace residence sometime during the night of December 7, 1994, which went unreported to police. It is believed that Mr. Siddle regained consciousness then arrived home at his Belle Aire Terrace residence, before he was rushed to the hospital on the night of December 7, 1994.
Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Shane Darrell SIDDLE 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.