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

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Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting

Jul. 19, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The Nova Scotia government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Jul. 07, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The 2010 homicide of Donald Jermaine Stevenson in Halifax has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Builders’ Lien Act Amendments Come into Effect

Jun. 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Legislative amendments and regulations that will better protect subcontractors and suppliers in the building trades come into effect today, June 30.

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