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Attorney General to Meet with International Prosecutors

Public Prosecution Service

September 5, 2002 12:07 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Attorney General to Meet with International Prosecutors
Nova Scotia will be represented at the annual conference of the International Association of Prosecutors beginning Sept. 8 in London, England, where trafficking and terrorism are on the agenda.

Chief Crown Attorney Appointed

Public Prosecution Service

April 23, 2002 8:39 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Chief Crown Attorney Appointed
Frank Hoskins, a veteran Nova Scotia prosecutor, has been appointed chief Crown attorney of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service's special prosecutions section.

Regan Prosecution Will Not Proceed

Public Prosecution Service

April 17, 2002 10:34 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Regan Prosecution Will Not Proceed
The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service will not proceed with the remaining charges of indecent assault against Gerald A. Regan. Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions, made the announcement today, April 17, at a news conference.

Youth Sent to Restorative Justice Before Sentencing

Public Prosecution Service

April 16, 2002 2:00 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Youth Sent to Restorative Justice Before Sentencing
The 14-year-old boy accused of causing a train derailment at Stewiacke last year pleaded guilty today, April 16, to a charge of mischief endangering life.

Crown Halts Clayton Johnson Murder Prosecution

Public Prosecution Service

February 18, 2002 4:04 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Crown Halts Clayton Johnson Murder Prosecution
The Public Prosecution Service today asked the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to acquit Clayton Johnson on a conviction for murder.

Two New Crown Attorneys for New

Public Prosecution Service

January 31, 2002 2:18 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Two New Crown Attorneys for New Glasgow
Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, today announced the appointment of Del Atwood and Doug Lloy as Crown attorneys in New Glasgow.

New Deputy Director Appointed

Public Prosecution Service

December 14, 2001 11:54 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--New Deputy Director Appointed
Marc Chisholm has been appointed deputy director of Public Prosecutions. Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions, made the announcement today.

New Crown Attorneys

Public Prosecution Service

December 13, 2001 1:50 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--New Crown Attorneys
Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced today that several Public Prosecution Service offices in Nova Scotia are receiving new crown attorneys.

PPS Abandons Appeal of Sentence for Reeves Matheson

Public Prosecution Service

November 30, 2001 2:00 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--PPS Abandons Appeal of Sentence for Reeves Matheson
The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service has abandoned its appeal of the conditional sentence of former MLA Reeves Matheson.

Private Prosecution over Highway 101 Safety Stopped

Public Prosecution Service

November 26, 2001 2:15 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Private Prosecution over Highway 101 Safety Stopped
A private prosecution launched by Sonja Wood against Ron Russell, Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Public Works, over the safety of Highway 101 has been stopped by the director of Public Prosecutions.

Consent to Public Nudity Proceedings Denied

Public Prosecution Service

October 25, 2001 4:27 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Consent to Public Nudity Proceedings Denied
The director of Public Prosecutions, Martin Herschorn, announced today that he will not consent to prosecuting five individuals who were arrested for public nudity this summer in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Government Settles with Peter MacKay

Public Prosecution Service

September 26, 2001 2:32 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Government Settles with Peter MacKay
The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service has issued an apology to Peter MacKay, MP for Pictou-Antigonish-Guysborough, for the way his job as a provincial Crown attorney was terminated.

New Director Named for Public Prosecution Service

Public Prosecution Service

August 17, 2001 9:30 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--New Leader Named for Public Prosecution Service
Martin Herschorn, Q.C., has been appointed Director of Public Prosecutions for the province. His appointment was announced today by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

VanVelzen Pleads Guilty to Indignity to Remains

Public Prosecution Service

June 29, 2001 2:00 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--VanVelzen Pleads Guilty to Indignity to Remains
Dr. Dick VanVelzen voluntarily appeared in provincial court today and pleaded guilty to a charge of committing an indignity to human remains under section 182 (b) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

Crown to Appeal Deer-jacking Decision

Public Prosecution Service

February 22, 2001 5:00 PM

?PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Crown to Appeal Deer-jacking Decision
The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service will appeal the Feb. 5 decision of a justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia overturning Allison Bernard Jr.'s conviction for hunting at night with a light.

Nova Scotia Happy with Supreme Court Decision on Child Pornography

Public Prosecution Service

January 26, 2001 3:00 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Nova Scotia Happy with Supreme Court Decision on Child Pornography
The Supreme Court of Canada's decision today upholding the constitutionality of laws making possession of child pornography a crime comes as welcome news to Nova Scotia.

Chief Crown and Four Crown Attorneys Appointed

Public Prosecution Service

December 5, 2000 12:55 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Chief Crown and Four Crown Attorneys Appointed
M. Alanna Murphy, a veteran Nova Scotia prosecutor, has been appointed chief Crown attorney of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service's Halifax region.

Case Being Actively Handled

Public Prosecution Service

November 22, 2000 12:30 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Case Being Actively Handled
The case against Dr. Dick van Veltzen is actively being handled by the Crown in an appropriate and responsible manner, said Martin Herschorn, acting director of the Public Prosecution Service.

Crown Retains New Counsel for Appeal

Public Prosecution Service

September 19, 2000 4:00 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE Crown Retains New Counsel for Appeal
Robert Morrison, QC, general counsel with the Manitoba Department of Justice, was appointed last week to represent the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service before the Supreme Court of Canada as Gerald Regan appeals the reinstatement of seven indecent assault charges.

Westray Prosecution Review Released

Public Prosecution Service

April 26, 2000 11:00 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Westray Prosecution Review Released
An independent review of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service provides valuable insights as to why the Westray prosecution team concluded no reasonable chance of conviction existed, a conclusion the reviewers have characterized as "not unreasonable."

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