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

Progress Update on Segal Report Recommendations Released

Mar. 22, 2017 - 12:21 PM

All recommendations of the Independent Review of the Police and Prosecution Response into the Rehtaeh Parsons Case have been completed or are underway.

Colchester County Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Mar. 16, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The RCMP and the provincial government are offering up to $150,000 for information about the murder of an elderly Colchester County man.

Emergency Protection Orders Now Available in First Nations Communities

Mar. 15, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Judges and justices of the peace can now issue emergency protection orders for families living in First Nations communities.

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