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Judicial Appointments Ensure Timely Access

Justice

September 19, 2003 11:03 AM

JUSTICE--Judicial Appointments Ensure Timely Access
The appointments of four new judges today, Sept. 19, by Justice Minister Michael Baker mean Nova Scotians will continue to benefit from timely access to court services. The appointments fill vacancies due to retirements. The new judges, who will sit in provincial court and family court, are:

Study of HRM Courthouse Needs

Justice

August 26, 2003 2:29 PM

JUSTICE--Study of HRM Courthouse Needs
Improved security. Better working conditions for lawyers, prosecutors, judges and court administrators. Improved public access to court facilities.

New Booklet for Crime Victims

Justice

August 19, 2003 10:28 AM

JUSTICE--New Booklet for Crime Victims
Help for Homicide Survivors, a new 10-page booklet, is now available to Nova Scotians who have lost a family member or friend through violence.

Innovative Nova Scotia Youth Program on National TV

Justice

June 6, 2003 10:21 AM

JUSTICE--Innovative Nova Scotia Youth Program on National TV
Centre 24/7, a unique youth program that helps young offenders get back on track, will be featured on CBC Television Sunday, June 8, in a re-broadcast of the television show The Docket.

N.S. Transfers Firearms Registration Prosecutions

Justice

June 3, 2003 10:36 AM

JUSTICE--N.S. Transfers Firearms Registration Prosecutions
The province says it will be up to the federal government to prosecute Nova Scotians who do not register their rifles or shotguns.

Officers Receive Long Service Awards

Justice

May 15, 2003 3:06 PM

JUSTICE--Officers Receive Long Service Awards
Twenty-five members of the Halifax Police Service and a corrections officer from the federal Springhill institution were honoured at Government House, today, May 15, for outstanding police service.

Sod Turned For New Court Facility

Justice

May 12, 2003 1:03 PM

JUSTICE--Sod Turned For New Court Facility
Port Hawkesbury's new court facility is a step closer to reality.

Minister Congratulates Police Graduates

Justice

May 9, 2003 1:29 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Congratulates Police Graduates
Justice Minister Jamie Muir congratulated 20 graduates of the Atlantic Police Academy in ceremonies at Holland College, Summerside, P.E.I. today, May 9. Mr. Muir was guest speaker at this year's graduation.

Six Nova Scotians Receive Order of Merit

Justice

April 30, 2003 4:18 PM

JUSTICE--Six Nova Scotians Receive Order of Merit
Justice Minister Jamie Muir today acknowledged six Nova Scotians who received the Order of Merit of the Police Forces from Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson.

Lunenburg County To Get New Justice Centre

Justice

April 22, 2003 11:08 AM

JUSTICE--Lunenburg County To Get New Justice Centre
A new justice centre will be built in Lunenburg County. The announcement was made today, April 22, by Justice Minister Jamie Muir and Transportation and Public Works Minister Michael Baker.

Additional Information Released

Justice

April 15, 2003 10:58 AM

JUSTICE--Additional Information Released
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia recently ordered the release of additional information on records relating to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The 37 lines of text were released today, April 15.

National Gun Registry Discussed

Justice

April 8, 2003 2:21 PM

JUSTICE--National Gun Registry Discussed
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Jamie Muir is taking the federal government to task for spending too much money on the controversial gun control registry.

Fatality Investigations Act in Effect

Justice

April 4, 2003 1:59 PM

JUSTICE--Fatality Investigations Act in Effect
The Fatality Investigations Act comes into effect today, April 4. The Act changes the way sudden or unexplained deaths are investigated in Nova Scotia.

Domestic Violence Act Comes Into Force

Justice

April 2, 2003 2:25 PM

JUSTICE--Domestic Violence Act Comes Into Force
Victims of domestic violence can now apply to justices of the peace for emergency protection orders, thanks to the Domestic Violence Intervention Act, which came into effect on Tuesday, April 1.

Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act Proclaimed

Justice

April 2, 2003 2:21 PM

JUSTICE--Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act Proclaimed
Nova Scotia is helping ensure that people get their court-ordered support payments, even if they happen to live somewhere else.

Justice Administration Act Introduced

Justice

April 1, 2003 2:15 PM

JUSTICE--Justice Administration Act Introduced
Justice Minister Jamie Muir introduced the Justice Administration Amendment (2003) Act today, April 1. The proposed amendments involve several statutes -- and will clarify and update affected legislation.

Legal Aid Gets Additional Funding

Justice

March 31, 2003 2:22 PM

JUSTICE--Legal Aid Gets Additional Funding
Nova Scotia Legal Aid is getting an additional $3 million in provincial funding. Justice Minister Jamie Muir announced the additional funding today, March 31, along with Don Harding, chair of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission and Gerard Lukeman, the commission's executive director.

Threat Low, But Nova Scotia Prepared

Justice

March 20, 2003 8:01 AM

JUSTICE--Threat Low, But Nova Scotia Prepared
Justice Minister Jamie Muir today informed Nova Scotians that the RCMP advise that the threat assessment for the province continues to be low. A protocol for sharing information relating to any security concerns or threat assessments has been established at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

FOIPOP Act Advisory Committee Seeking Input

Justice

February 14, 2003 8:49 AM

JUSTICE--FOIPOP Act Advisory Committee Seeking Input
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act Advisory Committee wants to hear from Nova Scotians. The committee is reviewing the act and, if necessary, will make recommendations for change to the governor-in-council before March 31, 2004.

Family Violence Prevention: It's A Collective Responsibility--Op-Ed Piece

Justice

February 10, 2003 12:45 PM

JUSTICE--Family Violence Prevention: It's A Collective Responsibility--Op-Ed Piece
by Jamie Muir, Justice Minister

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