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Legal Profession Act Introduced

Justice

October 8, 2004 9:10 AM

JUSTICE--Legal Profession Act Introduced
Lawyers in Nova Scotia would operate under more modern principles and guidelines in legislation introduced today, Oct. 8, by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Maintenance Enforcement Act Changes Would Support Families

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September 27, 2004 4:31 PM

JUSTICE--Maintenance Enforcement Act Changes Would Support Families
Families who are owed money through maintenance orders will benefit from proposed changes to the Maintenance Enforcement Act, introduced today, Sept. 27, by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Response to Employment Review Completed

Justice

September 22, 2004 9:36 AM

JUSTICE--Response to Employment Review Completed
The correctional services division of the Department of Justice has taken positive steps to address an employment systems review. That review, completed last spring, examined policies and practices in recruitment, hiring, selection, retention, career development, promotion, discipline and termination.

New Justice Centre for Yarmouth

Justice

September 13, 2004 11:11 AM

JUSTICE--New Justice Centre for Yarmouth
Yarmouth is getting a new justice centre.

Scholarship Recipients Tour Correctional Facility, Begin Studies

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September 8, 2004 12:08 PM

JUSTICE--Scholarship Recipients Tour Correctional Facility, Begin Studies
Two African-Nova Scotian students toured the correctional facility they hope to work in someday, as they begin college studies as the first recipients of the Morton Simmonds scholarship.

Justice Centre "Win-Win" on South Shore

Justice

August 20, 2004 10:10 AM

JUSTICE--Justice Centre "Win-Win" on South Shore
A new $9.75 million courthouse in Bridgewater and a new $2 million provincial building in Lunenburg will ensure that both communities benefit from significant construction activity and long-term local jobs.

Preserving History at the Digby Courthouse

Justice

June 22, 2004 9:39 AM

JUSTICE--Preserving History at the Digby Courthouse
A three-year project to renovate the historic courthouse in Digby is underway, with the awarding of a $190,000 contract to Carey Brothers Masonry of Avonport, Kings Co., for the exterior brickwork. Most of the brickwork will be done during July and August when court is in summer recess.

Clayton Johnson Settlement

Justice

June 18, 2004 3:54 PM

JUSTICE--Clayton Johnson Settlement
Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today, June 18, that the province has reached a successful conclusion to negotiations with Clayton Johnson of Shelburne. The payment covers legal fees, other expenses and compensation for a total amount of $2.5 million.

AMBER Alert Launched in Nova Scotia

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May 25, 2004 11:05 AM

JUSTICE--AMBER Alert Launched in Nova Scotia
Children and certain vulnerable adults in Nova Scotia now have the added protection of the life-saving AMBER Alert program.

Province Adopts Most FOIPOP Recommendations

Justice

May 10, 2004 2:20 PM

JUSTICE--Province Adopts Most FOIPOP Recommendations
The provincial government has accepted in whole or in part, 32 of 47 recommendations made by the advisory committee that reviewed the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP). Another five recommendations will be studied further.

National Police Week

Justice

May 10, 2004 10:20 AM

JUSTICE--National Police Week
Justice Minister Michael Baker invites Nova Scotians to take part in events to mark Police Week, held this year from May 9 to May 16.

Justice Omnibus Bill Introduced

Justice

May 7, 2004 10:23 AM

JUSTICE--Justice Omnibus Bill Introduced
Legislation introduced today, May 7, would change or update 13 pieces of existing provincial legislation. The Justice Administration Amendment (2004) Act was introduced by Transportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell on behalf of Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Aircraft Legislation Introduced

Justice

May 3, 2004 2:30 PM

JUSTICE--Aircraft Legislation Introduced
Nova Scotia will adopt an international agreement that governs the financing and acquisition of aircraft, in legislation introduced today, May 3, by Education Minister Jamie Muir on behalf of Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Corrections Review Completed

Justice

April 28, 2004 1:12 PM

JUSTICE--Corrections Review Completed
A review of employment practices within Correctional Services has made 133 recommendations to improve policies and practices that affect African Canadian, Aboriginal, female and disabled staff.

Sites Narrowed for New Justice Centre

Justice

April 23, 2004 10:32 AM

JUSTICE--Sites Narrowed for New Justice Centre
The list of potential sites for a $10 million justice centre in Lunenburg County is now down to four.

More Protection for Builders, Suppliers

Justice

April 21, 2004 2:32 PM

JUSTICE--More Protection for Builders, Suppliers
Nova Scotians who work in the building trades or supply materials to the construction industry will benefit from proposed changes to the Mechanics' Liens Act introduced today, April 21, by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Courtrooms Might Go Digital

Justice

April 13, 2004 9:55 AM

JUSTICE--Courtrooms Might Go Digital
Move over audio cassettes -- the era of digital sound recording could soon include Nova Scotia's 87 courtrooms.

DNA Deal Supports Public Safety

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April 6, 2004 1:45 PM

JUSTICE--DNA Deal Supports Public Safety
Putting more criminals behind bars is the goal of a one-time provincial payment of $117,051 to the RCMP on behalf of Nova Scotia's 55 municipalities. The funding will encourage even greater use of the national DNA crime scene index in criminal investigations.

Nova Scotia Welcomes Liability Law

Justice

March 31, 2004 9:32 AM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Welcomes Liability Law
Criminal Code changes that were prompted in large measure by the Westray tragedy, take effect across Canada today, March 31, making organizations and their senior officers liable for criminal acts related to workplace safety.

Small Claims Limit Expands

Justice

March 30, 2004 10:06 AM

JUSTICE--Small Claims Limit Expands
Nova Scotians who use the courts to resolve minor financial or property disputes will find it easier and cheaper; the limit in small claims court is increasing to $15,000, effective Thursday, April 1.

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