933 releases issued in the specified time period for Justice
May 18, 2000 12:30 PM
JUSTICE--Lobbyists' Legislation Introduced
Lobbyists will soon have to register to operate in Nova Scotia.
May 4, 2000 12:47 PM
JUSTICE--Chief Judge of Family Court Appointed
John D. Comeau has been appointed chief judge of the family court, Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today. The appointment is effective immediately.
April 10, 2000 3:17 PM
JUSTICE--Policing Plan Approved
After a careful and comprehensive review, Justice Minister Michael Baker today advised the Cape Breton Regional Municipality that the proposed policing plan for the municipality may proceed.
April 5, 2000 12:54 PM
JUSTICE--Community Liaison Committee Appointed for Facility
A community committee has been established to assist the province in keeping residents informed about construction of a new forensic and correctional facility in Dartmouth.
April 3, 2000 3:00 PM
JUSTICE--Primed to Fight Crime with Video, Guidelines
Police officers will now have a new weapon to use in their fight against crime. An educational video designed to help teach everyone from seniors to pre-schoolers how to protect themselves was launched today by Justice Minister Michael Baker.
March 29, 2000 2:30 PM
JUSTICE--Province to Amend Family Maintenance Act
In order to comply with a Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding the definition of a spouse, Justice Minister Michael Baker is amending Nova Scotia's Family Maintenance Act. The act addresses the right to maintenance after the breakdown of a relationship and will now include same-sex couples.
March 28, 2000 3:00 PM
JUSTICE--Province Aims to Restrict Sale of Stolen Goods
The market for stolen goods is about to get smaller as the province introduced legislation today to restrict the sale of certain goods at commercial flea markets.
March 28, 2000 3:00 PM
JUSTICE--International Wills Act Introduced
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Michael Baker has introduced legislation to adopt an international form of will ensuring that wills will be recognized as valid in contracting countries.
March 27, 2000 8:03 PM
JUSTICE--Motor Vehicle Act to Be Amended
Those who use the services of a prostitute may soon be walking the streets themselves thanks to legislation that will give municipalities the power to seize the vehicles of johns.
February 21, 2000 1:15 PM
JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Takes Part in Supreme Court Challenge
Nova Scotia is participating in a challenge to the federal Firearms Act now before the Supreme Court of Canada.
February 3, 2000 2:05 PM
JUSTICE--Fatality Inquiries Discussion Paper Released
Nova Scotia's system for investigating sudden deaths is up for public discussion. The Department of Justice today released a paper on the Fatality Inquiries Act which raises key questions related to reforming the act.
February 2, 2000 2:14 PM
JUSTICE--Review Officer Reappointed, Given Five-Year Term
Darce Fardy will continue to keep an eye on how the province handles requests for information and protects the privacy of Nova Scotians.
January 25, 2000 10:23 AM
JUSTICE--Minister Continues to Push for Action on Home Invasions
Nova Scotia hands out the toughest sentences for home invasions in the country and Justice Minister Michael Baker wants it to stay that way.
December 7, 99 3:50 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Says Legislation Gives Victims a Stronger Voice
New federal legislation dealing with victims of crime will give victims a stronger voice, Justice Minister Michael Baker said today.
December 3, 99 1:40 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Pushes Nova Scotia Agenda
Justice Minister Michael Baker is pushing the federal government for quick action in several key areas as justice ministers from across the country gather in Vancouver. Effective sentencing for home invasions, criminal procedure reforms, conditional sentences, restorative justice and custody and access are just a few of the issues on Nova Scotia's agenda.
November 30, 99 3:05 PM
JUSTICE--Retired Judge to Conduct Independent Review
Retired judge Fred Kaufman will conduct an independent review of the government's response to institutional abuse.
November 19, 99 8:30 AM
JUSTICE--Restorative Justice: Building Healthy Communities
Think about a time when you were involved in a conflict, be it at work, home, or in your community. How did you feel during the conflict? What were your needs in that situation, and were they satisfied? If not, what would a satisfying outcome have been for you?
November 18, 99 3:20 PM
JUSTICE--Helping Offenders Take Responsibility
When a speeding driver hit an elderly woman on a crosswalk in Abbotsford, B.C., earlier this year, it was an accident that could have destroyed two lives. Instead, it became an opportunity to rethink justice. The elderly woman survived, though she was badly injured. And the accident took its toll: once busy, energetic and active in the community, she now found herself unsteady on her feet, afraid of traffic and unable to do her volunteer work.
November 17, 99 11:30 AM
JUSTICE--Restorative Justice: A Victim's Perspective
Elizabeth had been extremely traumatized by the armed robbery during her shift at the convenience store. The crime scene had been absolute chaos. The masked robber had screamed death threats as he held her captive with a knife to her throat. She had wet herself in sheer terror. Months after the robber had been caught, life did not return to normal. Fear, shame and trauma caused insomnia and the recurrence of an eating disorder. Her family and friends quickly became impatient with her.
November 16, 99 12:50 PM
JUSTICE--Restorative Justice Offers New Look at Crime, Conflict
What Is Restorative Justice?