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Guardianship Act Introduced


April 3, 2002 2:26 PM

JUSTICE--Guardianship Act Introduced
Justice Minister Michael Baker today introduced a new Guardianship Act, which is designed to protect the financial estates of children. The bill provides a clear summary of the law dealing with the assets of children. It also outlines how a guardian may be appointed to manage these assets.

Justice Minister Responds to Kaufman Review


March 26, 2002 10:13 AM

JUSTICE--Justice Minister Responds to Kaufman Review
In responding to the Kaufman report today, Justice Minister Michael Baker said the compensation process for victims of institutional abuse was flawed. He said that government has learned from the report and is committed to bringing closure to this issue as soon as possible.

Time to Bring Balance to FOIPOP Costs


March 20, 2002 11:11 AM

JUSTICE--Time to Bring Balance to FOIPOP Costs
The Nova Scotia government needs to address the growing costs of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act, Deputy Premier Ron Russell said today on behalf of Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Tribunal Recommends Salary, Benefits for Judges


March 11, 2002 3:20 PM

JUSTICE--Tribunal Recommends Salary, Benefits for Judges
Justice Minister Michael Baker has received a report on the recommended salary and benefits for judges. The report was provided by a three-person independent tribunal which was established under the Provincial Court Act.

Justice Minister Baker Pushes Nova Scotia Agenda


February 14, 2002 2:17 PM

JUSTICE--Justice Minister Baker Pushes Nova Scotia Agenda
A federal government promise to create a National Sex Offender Registry has been welcomed by Nova Scotia Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Report on Institutional Abuse Released


January 31, 2002 10:27 AM

JUSTICE--Report on Institutional Abuse Released
A report on the government's response to institutional abuse was delivered to Justice Minister Michael Baker today.

New Facility for Yarmouth


December 10, 2001 2:35 PM

JUSTICE--New Facility for Yarmouth
A new correctional facility will be built in Yarmouth County. Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today that the current facility -- built in 1862 -- will be replaced.

Operation Christmas Under Way


December 5, 2001 10:16 AM

JUSTICE--Operation Christmas Under Way
This year 17 people have died as a result of drunk driving and another 147 were injured on Nova Scotia's highways. These statistics have prompted Justice Minister Michael Baker to urge Nova Scotians to stay safe and stay sober behind the wheel this holiday season. His message will be hand-delivered to drivers by police agencies in concert with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Ministers of Justice Meeting on Counter-Terrorism


November 28, 2001 4:05 PM

JUSTICE--Ministers of Justice Meeting on Counter-Terrorism
Justice Minister Michael Baker pushed the federal government for change on a number of fronts at a meeting of federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers in Ottawa today. Mr. Baker is co-chair of the meeting, which is a continuation of one cancelled as a result of the Sept. 11 attacks. Much of this meeting is being devoted to counter-terrorism.

Volunteer Protection Act Introduced


November 19, 2001 7:18 PM

JUSTICE--Volunteer Protection Act Introduced
Legislation that protects volunteers from being personally sued when acting within the scope of their lawful duties was introduced in Nova Scotia today. The Volunteer Protection Act provides limited protection from civil lawsuits for volunteers working with non-profit organizations.

Youth Justice Act Introduced


November 15, 2001 12:34 PM

JUSTICE--Youth Justice Act Introduced
A new Youth Justice Act was introduced today to ensure Nova Scotia is in line with federal changes. The act, introduced by Justice Minister Michael Baker, replaces the Young Persons Summary Proceedings Act and ensures consistency with federal legislation.

Fatality Investigations Act Introduced


November 15, 2001 12:30 PM

JUSTICE--Fatality Investigations Act Introduced
Justice Minister Michael Baker today introduced the Fatality Investigations Act, which will change the way sudden or unexplained deaths are investigated in Nova Scotia. The act replaces the Fatality Inquiries Act. It updates and clarifies the legislation governing the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

New System for Justices of the Peace


November 15, 2001 9:15 AM

JUSTICE--New System for Justices of the Peace
Changes are coming to Nova Scotia's justice system.

Domestic Violence Act Introduced


November 6, 2001 12:25 PM

JUSTICE--Domestic Violence Act Introduced
Victims of domestic violence will be able to apply for emergency protection orders under new legislation brought forward today by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The Domestic Violence Act allows victims to apply to justices of the peace for 30-day orders for temporary possession of the home or bank accounts or for orders that direct an individual to avoid contact with the victim.

Report and Response Released


November 5, 2001 10:00 AM

JUSTICE--Report and Response Released
A justice learning centre will be created in Truro in response to Dawn Russell's report on the Framework for Action Against Family Violence. The centre will provide training for justice personnel and will feature domestic violence training that focuses on protocols for interagency co-operation.

Streamlining Court Processes


November 1, 2001 3:52 PM

JUSTICE--Streamlining Court Processes
Legislation that should help to streamline the court process was brought forward today by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The Electronic Evidence Act is a new law that sets out rules dealing with electronic data. The Costs and Fees Act is being amended to give staff the ability to waive court fees when specific criteria are met.

Correctional Facility/Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Opens


August 21, 2001 11:00 AM

JUSTICE/HEALTH--Correctional Facility/Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Opens
The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility and East Coast Forensic Psychiatric Hospital were officially opened today. Cutting the ribbon to mark the opening were Michael Baker, Minister of Justice, Jamie Muir, Minister of Health and Bob Smith, CEO, Capital District Health Authority.

Name of Inmate Released


July 20, 2001 3:00 PM

JUSTICE--Name of Inmate Released
Russell James Feltmate, a 43-year old resident of Goshen, Guysborough Co., has been identified as the inmate who died this morning in St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish.

Death Occurs at Antigonish Correctional Centre


July 20, 2001 10:00 AM

JUSTICE--Death Occurs at Antigonish Correctional Centre
RCMP and the Department of Justice are investigating the sudden death of an inmate in the Antigonish Correctional Centre.

Escapee Still at Large


June 21, 2001 11:30 AM

JUSTICE--Escapee Still at Large
Three offenders escaped from the Kings Correctional Centre in Waterville at approximately 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20.

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