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Five Cases Announced in Rewards Program

Justice

November 28, 2006 1:37 PM

JUSTICE--Five Cases Announced in Rewards Program
The first cases in Nova Scotia's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program have been announced.

Dalhousie University to Study Restorative Justice

Justice

November 17, 2006 9:29 AM

JUSTICE--Dalhousie University to Study Restorative Justice
Dalhousie University has received a $1 million grant to study Nova Scotia's restorative justice program.

Amendments to Improve Engineering Profession Act

Justice

November 16, 2006 1:08 PM

JUSTICE--Amendments to Improve Engineering Profession Act
Amendments are being introduced to strengthen and modernize the Engineering Profession Act.

Architects Act Introduced

Justice

November 16, 2006 1:06 PM

JUSTICE--Architects Act Introduced
A new Architects Act is being introduced to modernize legislation governing architects and harmonize it with legislation in other jurisdictions.

Province and Police Finalize Initial New Officer Allocation

Justice

November 16, 2006 12:23 PM

JUSTICE--Province and Police Finalize Initial New Officer Allocation
Additional police officers will be added to all 55 Nova Scotia municipalities within the next two years.

Protection of Privacy Legislation Proclaimed

Justice

November 15, 2006 1:07 PM

JUSTICE--Protection of Privacy Legislation Proclaimed
Legislation to ensure that Nova Scotians' personal information is not disclosed under the U.S. Patriot Act was proclaimed today, Nov. 15.

Temporary Location of Halifax Youth Attendance Centre

Justice

November 9, 2006 2:37 PM

JUSTICE--Temporary Location of Halifax Youth Attendance Centre
Space in St. Patrick's High School on Quinpool Road in Halifax will serve as the temporary location of the Halifax Youth Attendance Centre.

Modifications permettant la nomination de juges de l'extérieur de la province

Justice

November 8, 2006 11:47 AM

JUSTICE--Modifications permettant la nomination de juges de l'extérieur de la province
Les Néo-Écossais profiteront d'un meilleur accès à des audiences bilingues grâce à des modifications apportées à la loi sur la Cour provinciale (Provincial Court Act), annoncées aujourd'hui 8 novembre.

Amendments to Allow Appointment of Out of Province Judges

Justice

November 8, 2006 11:43 AM

JUSTICE--Amendments to Allow Appointment of Out of Province Judges
Nova Scotians will have greater access to bilingual hearings through amendments to the Provincial Court Act introduced today, Nov. 8.

Province and Police Meet to Discuss Additional Policing

Justice

November 3, 2006 12:12 PM

JUSTICE--Province and Police Meet to Discuss Additional Policing
The distribution of 250 new police officers will be the focus of meetings this month between the Department of Justice, Nova Scotia's police chiefs and the RCMP. The additional officers are being phased in over four years, starting in 2007.

Amendments to Justice Administration Act Introduced

Justice

October 30, 2006 7:37 PM

JUSTICE--Amendments to Justice Administration Act Introduced
A number of housekeeping amendments under the Justice Administration Act were introduced today, Oct. 30, by Murray Scott, Minister of Justice.

Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program Launched

Justice

October 25, 2006 10:03 AM

JUSTICE--Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program Launched
The Department of Justice is offering cash rewards of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for specified major unsolved crimes.

Op-Ed Piece

Justice

October 24, 2006 1:13 PM

JUSTICE--Healthy Workplace Week Editorial--Op-Ed Piece
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Doug Keefe, deputy minister of the Department of Justice.
Canadian society is grappling with a number of key workplace issues: a mass exodus of retiring baby boomers from the job market, fewer young workers to fill vacant jobs, and increasing health-care costs.

Minister Seeks Enhanced Penalties for Assaults on Peace Officers

Justice

October 17, 2006 1:57 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Seeks Enhanced Penalties for Assaults on Peace Officers
Justice Minister Murray Scott is calling for stronger penalties for people who assault police and other peace officers.

Minister Receives Federal Commitment to Improve Youth Justice

Justice

October 13, 2006 1:40 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Receives Federal Commitment to Improve Youth Justice
Justice Minister Murray Scott is returning from meetings on justice issues with a commitment from the federal government that changes will be made to improve the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Day Act Proclaimed

Justice

October 12, 2006 9:02 AM

Justice--Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Day Act Proclaimed
The people of Nova Scotia now have a special day on which to officially recognize the selfless actions of peace officers slain in the line of duty.

Minister Seeks Commitment to Improve Youth Criminal Justice Act

Justice

October 10, 2006 9:28 AM

JUSTICE--Minister Seeks Commitment to Improve Youth Criminal Justice Act
Nova Scotia's Justice Minister is heading into talks this week with federal Justice Minister Vic Toews looking for a commitment to improve the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Members for Crime Prevention Task Force

Justice

October 5, 2006 1:09 PM

JUSTICE--Members for Crime Prevention Task Force
Nova Scotia's Justice minister is seeking community members interested in serving on the Minister's Task Force on Safer Streets and Communities.

Minister To Refer Reid Inquiry to Court

Justice

October 4, 2006 10:32 AM

JUSTICE--Minister To Refer Reid Inquiry to Court
Justice Minister Murray Scott will refer the findings of an inquiry into the actions of Halifax Regional School Board member Bernadette Reid to the Supreme Court and Halifax Regional Police.

New Youth Detention Facility to Open in Cape Breton

Justice

August 23, 2006 11:06 AM

JUSTICE--New Youth Detention Facility to Open in Cape Breton
The new Cape Breton Youth Detention Facility has been established in Gardiner Mines, Cape Breton Co. It is located alongside the existing Cape Breton Correctional Facility and will officially open for use on Monday, Aug. 28.

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