Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program

More Nova Scotians will soon be able to get married by a justice of the peace. Government is improving the Civil Weddings Program and increasing the number of justices of the peace who can perform a civil wedding.


Cyber-Safety Act – legislation to protect victims of cyberbullying

The Cyber-Safety Act was introduced on April 25, 2013 to better protect victims of cyberbullying and hold cyberbullies accountable for their actions. The legislation will create the country's first Cyber SCAN investigative unit and allow families and victims to get protection orders from the court. School principals will also have clear authority to act against bullying or cyberbullying, on or off school grounds.

Press release


Fact Sheet - English Version | en français


Independent Review of the Police and Prosecution Response to the Rehtaeh Parsons Case - Progress Report - March 2017


Clarification regarding the Incompetent Persons Act


Nova Scotia Provincial Judges' Salaries and Benefits Tribunal

Latest Justice News

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

May 18, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The homicide of Edwin Michael Thomas Forgeron has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Proclamation de la nouvelle loi sur le parentage et le soutien aux enfants et des règles du Tribunal de la famille

Apr. 28, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Des modifications législatives adoptées par l'Assemblée législative visant à améliorer le soutien aux enfants et à faire passer les intérêts des enfants avant tout le reste pendant une rupture familiale entreront en vigueur le 26 mai.

New Parenting and Support Act, Family Court Rules Proclaimed

Apr. 28, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Legislative amendments passed by the House of Assembly to improve support for children and put their interests first when their families break up will come into effect on May 26th.

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