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


Extension of the Incompetent Persons Act


Nova Scotia Provincial Judges' Salaries and Benefits Tribunal

Latest Justice News

Gerry Post nommé directeur général de la Direction de l'accessibilité

Jun. 16, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Gerry Post, un défenseur des droits des personnes handicapées qui a travaillé à l'amélioration de la loi sur l'accessibilité (Accessibility Act) de la province, a été nommé au poste de directeur général de la Direction de l'accessibilité.

Gerry Post Named Executive Director of Accessibility

Jun. 16, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Gerry Post, an advocate for persons with disabilities who worked to improve the province’s Accessibility Act, was named the first executive director of the Accessibility Directorate.

Security Upgraded at Sydney Justice Centre

Jun. 05, 2017 - 08:59 AM

The province has improved the safety and security of the Sydney courthouse with new security screening technology and access-control measures effective today, June 5.

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