933 releases issued in the specified time period for Justice
November 6, 2000 4:30 PM
JUSTICE--Motor Vehicle Act Amended
Justice Minister Michael Baker today brought back legislation that could put johns on the street. He introduced amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act that will allow municipalities to seize vehicles used in prostitution-related offences.
November 6, 2000 4:30 PM
JUSTICE--Family Law Statutes Amended
Several pieces of legislation are being amended in order to comply with two recent court decisions. Justice Minister Michael Baker introduced the amendments today.
November 3, 2000 9:20 AM
JUSTICE--Probate Law Modernized
Nova Scotia's Probate Act, which dates back to 1842, is being brought into the 21st century. Justice Minister Michael Baker brought forward major changes to the act designed to simplify and modernize the probate system.
November 1, 2000 3:00 PM
JUSTICE--Law School Dean to Conduct Review
Dawn Russell, dean of Dalhousie Law School, has agreed to review the province's response to incidents of spousal/partner violence. A recent Justice Department review of the February deaths of Lori Lee Maxwell and Bruce Allen George of Truro recommended that an independent assessor review the Framework for Action Against Family Violence. Ms. Russell will conduct the review with the assistance of Diana Ginn, an assistant professor at Dalhousie Law School.
October 26, 2000 3:00 PM
JUSTICE--Legislation Facilitating E-commerce Introduced
Doing business online just got easier thanks to legislation introduced today by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The Electronic Commerce Act recognizes the legal validity of electronic transactions--ensuring that Nova Scotia's business community remains competitive in the global marketplace.
September 12, 2000 2:00 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Pressing for Better Community Protections
Justice Minister Michael Baker has again pressed the federal government for criminal law reform to better protect communities against crime - particularly children, seniors and other vulnerable groups.
September 8, 2000 1:23 PM
JUSTICE--Report Examining Justice System's Response Released
The report examining the response of the justice system into the deaths last February of Lori Lee Maxwell and Bruce Allen George, in Truro, was released today by Justice Minister Michael Baker.
September 6, 2000 2:16 PM
A report designed to promote fair hiring practices for Black and Mi'kmaq lawyers was released today by Justice Minister Michael Baker.
August 8, 2000 2:35 PM
JUSTICE--Death Occurs at Halifax Correctional Centre
A sudden death occurred at the Halifax Correctional Centre in the early hours of Aug. 7, the result of an apparent suicide.
July 19, 2000 10:42 AM
JUSTICE--Firearms Licencing System Modified
Experienced firearms owners will now have a simpler option to meet the safety training requirements outlined in the federal Firearms Act, Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today.
July 18, 2000 1:51 PM
JUSTICE--Ontario Police Officers to Conduct External Investigation
Three officers from the Ontario Provincial Police, or OPP, will conduct the external investigation into the death of James Guy Bailey. Mr. Bailey died May 17, 2000, while in the custody of the Cape Breton Regional Police.
July 13, 2000 10:00 AM
The province is becoming a smarter shopper. A new system to control the purchase of legal services from the private sector is being implemented.
July 10, 2000 10:01 AM
JUSTICE--External Investigation Ordered
An external investigation into the death of James Guy Bailey, which occurred on May 17, 2000, in the Cape Breton Regional Police lockup, has been ordered by Justice Minister Michael Baker. The investigation will be conducted under the Nova Scotia Police Act by an external police force to be named shortly.
June 30, 2000 10:18 AM
JUSTICE--A Sober Reminder
Twenty-three people were killed on Nova Scotia's roads in 1999 as a result of alcohol. Another 422 people were injured. These sobering statistics are a reminder that drinking and driving don't mix.
June 30, 2000 9:50 AM
JUSTICE--Juries Act Comes Into Force
The way juries are selected in the province is changing.
June 29, 2000 5:00 PM
JUSTICE--Signs Against Crime
The Construction Association of Nova Scotia is inviting you to help nail thieves who steal or sabotage equipment from construction sites.
June 21, 2000 10:00 AM
JUSTICE--Utility and Review Board Appointment Process Changed
The province has changed the way people are appointed to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. The appointment process, outlined today by Justice Minister Michael Baker, closely resembles the model used for provincial judicial appointments.
June 15, 2000 1:04 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Reacts to Firearms Decision
The Supreme Court of Canada's decision that the federal Firearms Act is constitutional was greeted with disappointment by Justice Minister Michael Baker.
June 9, 2000 1:45 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Wants Action
Nova Scotia wants the federal government to take a stronger stand against home invasions. Justice Minister Michael Baker said the federal amendments to the Criminal Code identifying home invasions as an aggravating circumstance in robbery don't go far enough.
June 2, 2000 12:03 PM
JUSTICE--Fine Option Program Modified
The province's Fine Option Program has been changed to ensure court costs and payments to the victims' surcharge fund are paid first.