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Minister Receives Report on Family Violence Framework


May 31, 2001 2:07 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Receives Report on Family Violence Framework
A report examining the status and relevance of the Framework for Action Against Family Violence was delivered today to Justice Minister Michael Baker. Dawn Russell, Dean of Dalhousie Law School, and Professor Diana Ginn, also of Dalhousie Law School, provided the independent assessment.

Night Court Coming to Cape Breton


May 30, 2001 2:27 PM

JUSTICE--Night Court Coming to Cape Breton
Cape Breton will soon have its own night court.

New Court Facility to Be Constructed


April 30, 2001 12:00 PM

JUSTICE--New Court Facility to Be Constructed
Port Hawkesbury’s court facility is being replaced.

Banning Some Sales


April 18, 2001 2:50 PM

JUSTICE--Banning Some Sales
Regulations to restrict the sale of stolen goods at commercial flea markets have now been approved by Cabinet. The regulations, which are effective immediately, specify which goods are prohibited from sale, and what paperwork is required for those selling legitimate goods.

Elections Act Amended


April 12, 2001 10:47 AM

JUSTICE--Elections Act Amended
The rules governing elections in Nova Scotia are changing. Amendments to the Elections Act were introduced today by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Acts Amended


April 10, 2001 1:20 PM

JUSTICE--CXN--Acts Amended
Several Nova Scotia statutes are being amended in order to clarify and streamline existing legislation. The amendments were introduced today by Justice Minister Michael Baker.

Acts Will Streamline Commercial Law


April 9, 2001 4:30 PM

JUSTICE--Acts Will Streamline Commercial Law
The Enforcement of Canadian Judgments and Decrees Act and the Liens Act were introduced today by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The bills are part of a national strategy to reform and harmonize commercial law in Canada and were developed by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada.

Motor Vehicle Act Amended


March 26, 2001 7:00 PM

JUSTICE--Motor Vehicle Act Amended
The legislation that could put johns on the street was reintroduced today by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The Motor Vehicle Act will be amended to allow municipalities to pass a by- law allowing for the seizure of vehicles used in the commission of a prostitution-related offence.

Lobbyists’ Legislation Brought Back


March 26, 2001 7:00 PM

JUSTICE--Lobbyists’ Legislation Brought Back
Legislation that will require lobbyists to publicly register their activities was brought forward today by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The bill is intended to ensure that those who are paid to lobby government or civil service members do so in an open and transparent manner.

No Sunday Shopping


March 20, 2001 1:40 PM

JUSTICE--No Sunday Shopping
Nova Scotia will continue to prohibit shopping on Sundays and designated holidays. Justice Minister Michael Baker today advised that retailers will be required to adhere to the conditions in the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act.

Conclusions, Recommendations on Bailey Death Released


January 26, 2001 10:00 AM

JUSTICE--Conclusions, Recommendations on Bailey Death Released
The conclusions and recommendations reached by the Ontario Provincial Police in their external investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of James Guy Bailey were released today by the Nova Scotia Justice Department.

Tentative Agreement Reached


January 25, 2001 3:45 PM

JUSTICE--Tentative Agreement Reached
The Department of Justice and Local 480 of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union today reached a tentative agreement.

Employment Equity Policy Announced For Law Firms


January 19, 2001 11:30 AM

JUSTICE--Employment Equity Policy Announced For Law Firms
Justice Minister Michael Baker today outlined the process for promoting employment equity in law firms. The plan is designed to address the historical under-representation of indigenous black and Mi'kmaq lawyers in Nova Scotia's legal profession.

Correctional Facilities to be Tobacco-Free


January 17, 2001 12:00 PM

JUSTICE--Correctional Facilities to be Tobacco-Free
Nova Scotia's correctional facilities will be tobacco-free on May 1, 200. The move to a tobacco-free environment was announced today by Justice Minister Michael Baker. It is designed to promote a healthier environment for both staff and offenders in the eight provincial facilities around the province.

Will that be Debit or Credit Card?


December 27, 2000 11:15 AM

JUSTICE--Will that be Debit or Credit Card?
Provincial Court in Halifax is now accepting fine payments by debit or Visa card. Either method can be used to pay fines, restitution orders or court costs.

QC Appointments Announced


December 22, 2000 9:42 AM

JUSTICE--QC Appointments Announced
Justice Minister Michael Baker today announced the appointment of 12 lawyers as Queen's Counsel.

Ombudsman Appointment


December 19, 2000 11:37 AM

JUSTICE--Ombudsman Appointment
Mayann Francis, executive director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, has accepted an interim appointment as ombudsman for the province of Nova Scotia.

Justice Matters: Santa Suggests Safety This Season


December 8, 2000 2:33 PM

JUSTICE--Justice Matters: Santa Suggests Safety this Season
NOTE: The following is a holiday safety feature article from the Department of Justice.
Can't think of what to get that special someone this Christmas? Why not something that will keep on giving all year long? Take some time to talk about safety, with your kids, your parents, your loved ones. There is a wealth of information available, and with some simple steps you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

Operation Christmas Begins


November 30, 2000 10:40 AM

JUSTICE--Operation Christmas Begins
Police agencies from across Nova Scotia are reminding drivers to avoid the "mourning after" by staying sober and staying safe behind the wheel this season.

Omnibus Bill Introduced


November 10, 2000 10:00 AM

JUSTICE--Omnibus Bill Introduced
Several acts were amended today as part of the Nova Scotia government's plan to update and improve the administration of justice and to streamline government operations. The omnibus Justice and Administration Reform 2000 Act, introduced by Justice Minister Michael Baker, also includes amendments intended to clarify assessments in the oil and gas industry.

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