Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Justice Minister Mark Furey embraces Vanessa Brooks, whose sister, Tanya, was murdered eight years ago. Minister Furey announced establishment of the Family Information and Liaison Unit and the hiring of three community outreach specialists to provide support to families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

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

Legislation to Strengthen Enforcement, Collection of Child and Spousal Support Proclaimed

Oct. 18, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Amendments passed last fall to strengthen the province's ability to collect court-ordered child and spousal support are now in effect.

Serious Incident Response Team Appoints Interim Director

Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The province has appointed retired senior Crown attorney John Scott as interim director of the province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). Work is underway to hire a permanent director.

Début des consultations sur le cannabis

Oct. 06, 2017 - 09:51 AM

Le cannabis sera légalisé au Canada d'ici juillet 2018, et on demande aux Néo-Écossais de soumettre leurs opinions à ce sujet. Un sondage en ligne a été lancé aujourd'hui 6 octobre, et sera en ligne jusqu'au 27 octobre.

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