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

Justice

October 18, 2017 11:39 AM

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

Justice

October 16, 2017 11:49 AM

JUSTICE--Serious Incident Response Team Appoints Interim Director
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

Justice

October 6, 2017 9:51 AM

JUSTICE--Début des consultations sur le cannabis
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.

Nova Scotia Launches Cannabis Consultation

Justice

October 6, 2017 9:49 AM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Launches Cannabis Consultation
Cannabis will be legal in Canada by July 2018 and Nova Scotians are being asked to share their thoughts. An online survey was launched today, Oct. 6 and runs to Oct. 27.

Nouvelle loi sur les images intimes et la cyberprotection

Justice

October 5, 2017 1:26 PM

JUSTICE--Nouvelle loi sur les images intimes et la cyberprotection
Le gouvernement a déposé aujourd'hui 5 octobre une nouvelle loi qui contribuera à la protection des victimes de cyberintimidation.

Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act Introduced

Justice

October 5, 2017 1:23 PM

JUSTICE--Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act Introduced
Government introduced a new law today, Oct. 5, intended to help protect victims of cyber-bullying.

La loi sur la capacité et la prise de décisions des adultes respectera l’autonomie des adultes dans leur prise de décisions

Justice

October 2, 2017 4:22 PM

JUSTICE--La loi sur la capacité et la prise de décisions des adultes respectera l’autonomie des adultes dans leur prise de décisions
La Nouvelle-Écosse a déposé un projet de loi qui reconnaîtra l’autonomie et l’indépendance des adultes dont la capacité est diminuée tout en protégeant les personnes qui ne peuvent pas prendre elles-mêmes certaines décisions.

Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act to Respect Autonomy of Adults in Decision-making

Justice

October 2, 2017 4:19 PM

JUSTICE-- Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act to Respect Autonomy of Adults in Decision-making
Nova Scotia has introduced a new act that will recognize the autonomy and independence of adults who have diminished capacity while protecting those who cannot make certain decisions for themselves.

Offender Assaulted at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Justice

September 22, 2017 4:05 PM

JUSTICE--Offender Assaulted at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility
An offender was assaulted by three other offenders at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.

New Judge Appointed to Provincial and Family Court

Justice

September 19, 2017 11:02 AM

JUSTICE--New Judge Appointed to Provincial and Family Court
Nova Scotia has a new provincial and family court judge.

Government Makes Investments to Improve Accessibility

Justice

September 18, 2017 10:22 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/COMMUNITY SERVICES/JUSTICE--Government Makes Investments to Improve Accessibility
NOTE: The full list of grant recipients is listed at the end of this release.
Nova Scotia’s first Accessibility Act has been proclaimed, part of government’s commitment to a more inclusive province.

Head of Province’s Serious Incident Response Team to Retire

Justice

September 14, 2017 3:30 PM

JUSTICE--Head of Province’s Serious Incident Response Team to Retire
Ron MacDonald, head of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), is retiring next month after 26 years in the civil service.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

September 12, 2017 2:08 PM

JUSTICE--Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
The homicide of Lori Katherine Jollimore has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Special Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Justice

September 7, 2017 11:16 AM

JUSTICE--Special Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The province will support families and communities through the emotional challenges expected when the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to Nova Scotia next month.

Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting

Justice

July 19, 2017 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting
The Nova Scotia government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

July 7, 2017 10:31 AM

JUSTICE--Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
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

Justice

June 30, 2017 12:05 PM

JUSTICE--Builders’ Lien Act Amendments Come into Effect
Legislative amendments and regulations that will better protect subcontractors and suppliers in the building trades come into effect today, June 30.

Digby Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

June 28, 2017 1:17 PM

JUSTICE--Digby Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
The homicide of Lynda Anne Comeau has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Review into Death of Inmate at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Completed

Justice

June 28, 2017 10:04 AM

JUSTICE--Review into Death of Inmate at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Completed
The Department of Justice has completed an internal review into the death of an offender on Nov. 7, 2016.

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

Justice

June 16, 2017 2:29 PM

JUSTICE--Gerry Post nommé directeur général de la Direction de l'accessibilité
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.

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