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 Leo RESK.
On December 9, 1955, at approximately 2 a.m., police responded to a report from a taxi driver, who reported spotting a delivery van parked on Acadia Street, near Roome Street, in an unusual manner. Upon police arrival, the victim, Michael Leo Resk, was found murdered in the back of the delivery van, being the victim of gun shot wounds.
The investigation revealed the victim and his brother owned and operated a store on Gottingen Street, Halifax. The victim usually left his house on Poplar Street late in the evening to go to his store to assist his brother in locking up for the night. On this particular evening, Mr. Resk never made it to the store.
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 Michael Leo RESK 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.