933 releases issued in the specified time period for Justice
January 31, 2003 3:52 PM
JUSTICE--New Chief Judge Appointed
Patrick Curran has been appointed chief judge of the Nova Scotia provincial court, Justice Minister Jamie Muir announced today, Jan. 31.
January 28, 2003 3:07 PM
JUSTICE--Construction Begins on New Correctional Facility
Construction of the new Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility is officially under way. Ground for the new 2,835- square-metre building was broken by Justice Minister Jamie Muir and Transportation and Public Works Minister Michael Baker today, Jan. 28, in Yarmouth.
December 23, 2002 3:41 PM
JUSTICE--Volunteer Protection Act Proclaimed
An act that provides some protection for volunteers in Nova Scotia is now in effect. The Volunteer Protection Act provides limited protection from civil lawsuits for volunteers working with non-profit organizations.
December 20, 2002 9:58 AM
JUSTICE--Tender Awarded for New Correctional Facility
Maxim 2000 Inc. of Dartmouth has been awarded a contract to build the new correctional facility in Yarmouth. The contract for the $7.8-million facility was announced today, Dec. 20, by Justice Minister Jamie Muir.
December 13, 2002 8:37 AM
JUSTICE--Two Judges Appointed
Justice Minister Michael Baker announced the appointment of M. Alanna Murphy and Carole A. Beaton as provincial court judges today, Dec. 13.
December 12, 2002 1:41 PM
JUSTICE--Registry Must Be Retroactive
Justice Minister Michael Baker has slammed the federal government for excluding already-convicted sex offenders from its proposed national sex-offender registry.
December 2, 2002 1:55 PM
JUSTICE--FOIPOP Review Committee Named
A five-person committee will review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act as required by the legislation. The committee can recommend changes or improvements relating to the act and its scope.
November 29, 2002 8:59 AM
JUSTICE--New Wheels Unveiled
You'll know them when you see them. Newly designed, state-of-the- art sheriffs' vehicles will soon be on the road. Justice Minister Michael Baker will unveil the vehicles today, Nov. 29. They'll replace older vehicles in the department's fleet over the next four years.
November 6, 2002 9:15 AM
JUSTICE--Minister Calls for Changes
Justice Minister Michael Baker is calling for several changes to the Criminal Code of Canada. He outlined the need for reform at the annual meeting of Ministers responsible for Justice being held in Calgary.
November 1, 2002 10:35 AM
JUSTICE--Omnibus Bill Introduced
Justice Minister Michael Baker brought forward an omnibus bill that will amend and clarify several pieces of legislation. The Justice Administration Amendment (2002 Fall) Act was introduced today, Nov. 1.
November 1, 2002 10:31 AM
JUSTICE--Limited Liability Partnerships Introduced
Limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are coming to Nova Scotia. Legislation introducing them to the province was brought forward today, Nov. 1, by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The legislation will offer limited protection to individuals from liability caused by the negligence or misconduct of their professional partners.
October 21, 2002 3:24 PM
JUSTICE--Queen's Counsel Appointments Named
Justice Minister Michael Baker today announced the appointment of 18 lawyers as Queen's counsel.
September 26, 2002 11:10 AM
JUSTICE--Justice Learning Centre Launched
Justice personnel now have a new centre for learning. Justice Minister Michael Baker and Nova Scotia Community College president Ray Ivany today opened the Justice Learning Centre, a joint venture between the two organizations.
September 20, 2002 1:23 PM
JUSTICE--FOIPOP Regulations Amended to Clarify Definitions
Regulations under the Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act have been amended to provide greater clarity on what qualifies as background information in provincial cabinet documents.
August 29, 2002 2:24 PM
JUSTICE--Guardianship Act Proclaimed
The financial estates of children in Nova Scotia will be better protected as the Guardianship Act takes effect today, Aug. 29. The act provides a clear summary of the law dealing with the assets of children and outlines how a guardian may be appointed to manage these assets.
August 29, 2002 12:22 PM
JUSTICE--Stepping Up for Safety
Police across Nova Scotia will be stepping up enforcement activities for this last long weekend of summer, with a view to keeping drunk drivers off our roads.
June 14, 2002 10:00 AM
JUSTICE--Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced
Justice Minister Michael Baker today announced the appointment of 12 lawyers as Queen's Counsel.
April 17, 2002 10:03 AM
JUSTICE--New Accessible Courtroom and Video Launched on Law Day
An accessible courtroom and a new tool to help those who represent themselves in court were unveiled in Halifax today, April 17, as part of the 20th annual Law Day. Justice Minister Michael Baker said the two initiatives will make it much easier for Nova Scotians to use and understand our justice system.
April 12, 2002 4:10 PM
JUSTICE--Omnibus Bill Introduced
Justice Minister Michael Baker today introduced amendments that will help streamline the province's justice system. The Justice Administration Amendment (2002) Act includes changes to the way in which tenants settle disputes with landlords and how various fines are levied in the province.
April 3, 2002 2:31 PM
JUSTICE--Act Introduced to Improve Process for Getting Court
Establishing and enforcing maintenance orders across provincial boundaries will be easier with the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act. Justice Minister Michael Baker introduced the bill today, April 3, as part of a Canada-wide effort to streamline and simplify the process to obtain and enforce orders.