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International Interest in N.S. Justice Project

Justice

March 29, 2004 12:11 PM

JUSTICE--International Interest in N.S. Justice Project
A Nova Scotia study of the needs of people who represent themselves in court has attracted interest in countries as far away as Hong Kong and Australia and will be featured at a national meeting of court administrators being held this week in Halifax.

Minister To Host Shelburne Meeting

Justice

March 25, 2004 1:24 PM

JUSTICE--Minister To Host Shelburne Meeting
Justice Minister Michael Baker and three of his cabinet colleagues will travel to Shelburne on Monday, April 5 to meet with local government and economic development officials about the future of the Shelburne Youth Facility campus.

Modern Correctional Facility Supports Public Safety

Justice

March 1, 2004 11:21 AM

JUSTICE--Modern Correctional Facility Supports Public Safety
The official opening in Yarmouth of Nova Scotia's newest correctional facility marks the continuing shift toward modern design and safety features that ensure the best protection for the public, correctional employees and inmates.

Agreement Settles Lawsuit

Justice

February 27, 2004 9:42 AM

JUSTICE--Agreement Settles Lawsuit
The province and Elwin MacNeil, the former chair of the Alcohol and Gaming Authority, have agreed to an out-of-court settlement, ending a potentially lengthy and costly legal challenge.

Almost Empty Youth Centre to Close

Justice

February 10, 2004 10:05 AM

JUSTICE--Almost Empty Youth Centre to Close
The province will work closely with local governments and business organizations in southwestern Nova Scotia to promote economic development, as it prepares for closure of the Shelburne Youth Centre on April 1.

Amber Alert Coming to Nova Scotia

Justice

January 7, 2004 1:01 PM

JUSTICE--Amber Alert Coming to Nova Scotia
Police in Nova Scotia will soon have another tool to help protect children from abductors.

New Queen's Counsel Appointments

Justice

December 19, 2003 2:17 PM

JUSTICE--New Queen's Counsel Appointments
Twelve Nova Scotia lawyers were appointed today, Dec. 19, as Queen's counsel. Justice Minister Michael Baker made personal phone calls to each lawyer to congratulate them for being recognized for their contributions to the practice of law.

Contract Awarded for Port Hawkesbury Justice Centre

Justice

December 15, 2003 12:49 PM

JUSTICE--Contract Awarded for Port Hawkesbury Justice Centre
Meridian Construction Inc. of Dartmouth will be the general contractor for the new Port Hawkesbury Justice Centre. Meridian was low bidder among nine firms in a competition for the job.

Former RCMP Leader is New Ombudsman

Justice

December 12, 2003 11:04 AM

JUSTICE--Former RCMP Leader is New Ombudsman
A former assistant commissioner of the RCMP in Nova Scotia, Dwight Bishop of Wolfville, was appointed provincial ombudsman today, Dec. 12, by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Court Streamlining Benefits Nova Scotia's Youth

Justice

December 1, 2003 1:22 PM

JUSTICE--Court Streamlining Benefits Nova Scotia's Youth
Young people in the Halifax region (HRM) and in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) who appear in court will now go to a courtroom specially set aside for youths ages 12 to 17 in the Provincial Court in each of those communities.

Minister Congratulates Membertou and RCMP

Justice

November 25, 2003 2:06 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Congratulates Membertou and RCMP
Justice Minister Michael Baker took part today, Nov. 25, in the official opening of the new Membertou RCMP detachment, the result of a new policing agreement between the Mi'kmaq community of Membertou and the RCMP.

Scholarships for Correctional Workers' Program

Justice

October 30, 2003 12:26 PM

JUSTICE--Scholarships for Correctional Workers' Program
Two African-Canadian students in the Correctional Workers' Program at Nova Scotia Community College will get two years of free tuition and books, along with a two-year employment contract, thanks to the new Morton Simmonds Scholarship.

Report Recommends Changes in Freedom/Privacy Act

Justice

October 24, 2003 11:06 AM

JUSTICE--Report Recommends Changes in Freedom/Privacy Act
An advisory committee has presented 47 recommendations to Justice Minister Michael Baker for improvements to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in Nova Scotia.

New Law To Benefit Business, Others

Justice

October 7, 2003 12:23 PM

JUSTICE--New Law To Benefit Business, Others
Legislation introduced today, Oct. 7, would reduce red tape in commercial litigation and other civil matters by allowing transfers of court cases from one province to another.

Employment Systems in Corrections Reviewed

Justice

October 6, 2003 10:38 AM

JUSTICE--Employment Systems in Corrections Reviewed
Future correctional officers, probation officers and the offenders they monitor will benefit from an employment review now underway in the Department of Justice.

Emergency Shopping Permitted This Sunday

Justice

October 3, 2003 12:03 PM

JUSTICE--Emergency Shopping Permitted This Sunday
In order to help Nova Scotians in the hurricane-affected areas of the province as they clean up, make repairs to their homes, and restock their food supplies, retail stores in Nova Scotia that normally would be required to be closed this Sunday, Oct. 5, will be permitted to be open.

More Protection for Volunteers

Justice

October 2, 2003 12:15 PM

JUSTICE--More Protection for Volunteers
Nova Scotians who volunteer for non-profit organizations would have even more protection under legislation introduced today, Oct. 2, by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Minister Calls for Justice Improvements

Justice

September 26, 2003 1:22 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Calls for Justice Improvements
Better service for legal aid clients, greater public safety with a national sex offender registry and less use of conditional sentencing for violent offenders are the priorities Justice Minister Michael Baker will take to Charlevoix, Que. the week of Sept. 28. Mr. Baker will be in Quebec for the annual meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice.

Nova Scotians To Decide Sunday Shopping

Justice

September 26, 2003 10:34 AM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotians To Decide Sunday Shopping
Legislation introduced by Justice Minister Michael Baker today, Sept. 26, would allow six Sundays of retail shopping this Christmas season, and also authorizes a binding plebiscite on the issue next year.

Province Observes Peace Officer Memorial Day

Justice

September 25, 2003 9:35 AM

JUSTICE--Province Observes Peace Officer Memorial Day
Flags on provincial government buildings will fly at half staff on Sunday, Sept. 28, to commemorate National Peace and Police Officers' Memorial Day.

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