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Serious Concerns Raised by UN Regarding Systemic Discrimination Faced by African Nova Scotians

Human Rights Commission

September 25, 2017 12:22 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Serious Concerns Raised by UN Regarding Systemic Discrimination Faced by African Nova Scotians
After visiting Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada last fall, a United Nations working group is raising serious concerns regarding ongoing systemic discrimination faced by people of African descent.

Independent Expert to Examine Police Street Check Data

Human Rights Commission

September 18, 2017 11:20 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Independent Expert to Examine Police Street Check Data
Scot Wortley has been selected by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as the independent expert to examine police street check data related to persons of African descent.

Wakeham v. Nova Scotia Department of Environment, Board of Inquiry Decision

Human Rights Commission

July 10, 2017 11:34 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Wakeham v. Nova Scotia Department of Environment, Board of Inquiry Decision
An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that the Nova Scotia Department of Environment discriminated against Sandra Wakeham when it did not provide reasonable accommodation as an employer for her disability.

Two Indigenous Nova Scotian Human Rights Commissioners to Attend United Nations Meeting

Human Rights Commission

July 7, 2017 9:55 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Two Indigenous Nova Scotian Human Rights Commissioners to Attend United Nations Meeting
Two commissioners with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Chief Andrea Paul and Cheryl Knockwood, will attend a United Nations meeting on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Geneva, Switzerland, from July 10-14.

Yuille v. the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of Inquiry Decision

Human Rights Commission

April 7, 2017 2:17 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Yuille v. the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of Inquiry Decision
An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that the Nova Scotia Health Authority discriminated against Melanie Yuille when it revoked her conditional job offer to work as a registered nurse at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

New Education Campaign Helps Businesses Address Consumer Racial Profiling

Human Rights Commission

March 27, 2017 10:19 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--New Education Campaign Helps Businesses Address Consumer Racial Profiling
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a free online course to help businesses address and prevent consumer racial profiling.

Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes

Human Rights Commission

March 16, 2017 9:47 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to resume Wednesday, March 22.

Call for Human Rights Art Submissions from Nova Scotia Youth

Human Rights Commission

February 28, 2017 1:44 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Call for Human Rights Art Submissions from Nova Scotia Youth
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched an art competition for Nova Scotia youth in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Board Rules in Favour of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana

Human Rights Commission

February 2, 2017 1:41 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Board Rules in Favour of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana
An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that Gordon (Wayne) Skinner's medical marijuana expenses are to be covered by his employee insurance plan.

Yuille v. Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of Inquiry

Human Rights Commission

January 6, 2017 11:59 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Yuille v. Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of Inquiry
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Melanie Yuille vs. Nova Scotia Health Authority is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Halifax.

2016 Human Rights Awards Presented

Human Rights Commission

December 10, 2016 10:45 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--2016 Human Rights Awards Presented
Recipients of the 2016 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards were honoured at a ceremony today, Dec. 10, at the Halifax Central Library.

Catherine Marriott v. CanPro Insulation Services

Human Rights Commission

December 8, 2016 11:52 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Catherine Marriott v. CanPro Insulation Services
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Catherine Marriott v. CanPro Insulation Services will begin Tuesday, Dec 13.

Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes

Human Rights Commission

October 14, 2016 9:43 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to resume Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Mi'kmaq Leader Reappointed to Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission

October 3, 2016 1:57 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Mi'kmaq Leader Reappointed to Human Rights Commission
Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nation has been reappointed as a commissioner of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Seeking Nominations for 2016 Human Rights Awards

Human Rights Commission

October 3, 2016 1:53 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Seeking Nominations for 2016 Human Rights Awards
Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups for the 2016 Human Rights Awards.

Kennedy v. Strait Regional School Board, Board of Inquiry Adjourned

Human Rights Commission

October 3, 2016 11:30 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Kennedy v. Strait Regional School Board, Board of Inquiry Adjourned
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Brendon Kennedy, Inverness County, v. Strait Regional School Board, Port Hastings, scheduled to begin on today, Oct. 3, has been adjourned.

Skinner v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund

Human Rights Commission

September 29, 2016 12:13 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Skinner v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund
An independent Nova Scotia human rights restorative board of inquiry in the case of Gordon (Wayne) Skinner of Head of Chezzetcook v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund of Ontario, is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 3.

Kennedy v. Strait Regional School Board, Board of Inquiry in Port Hawkesbury

Human Rights Commission

September 28, 2016 10:04 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Kennedy v. Strait Regional School Board, Board of Inquiry in Port Hawkesbury
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Brendon Kennedy, Inverness County, v. Strait Regional School Board, Port Hastings, is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 3.

Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes

Human Rights Commission

September 16, 2016 10:38 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to resume Monday, Sept. 19.

Hiltz v. T.K. Palmer and Sons Contracting Inc.

Human Rights Commission

September 13, 2016 3:36 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Hiltz v. T.K. Palmer and Sons Contracting Inc.
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of David Hiltz v. T.K. Palmer and Sons Contracting Inc., scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 14, has been adjourned.

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