933 releases issued in the specified time period for Justice
November 15, 99 3:58 PM
JUSTICE--Dealing More Effectively with Crime
Four Nova Scotian communities now have a more effective way to deal with crime as the province's Restorative Justice Program becomes operational with the assistance of the government of Canada's National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention.
November 15, 99 2:23 PM
JUSTICE--Administrative Changes Introduced
Changes to several statutes designed to address everything from Y2K to small claims court were introduced by Justice Minister Michael Baker today. The omnibus bill, known as the Justice Administration Amendment (1999) Act, is designed to improve the administration of justice by making necessary modifications to a variety of existing legislation.
November 4, 99 12:16 PM
JUSTICE--Kaufman Recommendations To Be Implemented
Justice Minister Michael Baker took the first steps in implementing the Kaufman Report in bringing forward amendments to the Public Prosecutions Act today.
November 3, 99 2:25 PM
JUSTICE--Information Legislation Amended
Significant changes to the province's freedom of information legislation were introduced in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly today by Justice Minister Michael Baker.
October 26, 99 2:20 PM
JUSTICE--Interim Chief Medical Examiner Appointed
Dr. Vernon Franklin Bowes has been appointed interim chief medical examiner for the province of Nova Scotia, Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today.
October 19, 99 8:30 AM
JUSTICE/HEALTH/N.S. HOSPITAL--Burnside Chosen for Jail, Hospital
The new adult correctional facility and forensic psychiatry hospital will be built at the Burnside Industrial Park.
October 15, 99 2:10 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Requests Inquiry into Death of Sheppard
Justice Minister Michael Baker has asked the chief judge of the provincial court to hold an inquiry into the death of Warren Edward Sheppard.
October 13, 99 3:00 PM
JUSTICE--Brian Gibson Appointed Associate Chief Judge
Brian Gibson of Halifax has been appointed associate chief judge of the provincial court, Attorney General and Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today. The appointment is effective immediately.
October 13, 99 2:30 PM
JUSTICE--Amendments to Acts Concerning Probate, Court Costs
Justice Minister Michael Baker has introduced amendments to two acts dealing with probate and court costs.
September 23, 99 4:26 PM
JUSTICE/HEALTH--Meetings on Correctional Facility, Hospital
Members of the public will have another opportunity to learn more about the new correctional facility and forensic psychiatry hospital that the province is considering relocating to the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth.
September 17, 99 11:00 AM
JUSTICE/HEALTH--Information Sessions on Burnside Facilities
The government of Nova Scotia is inviting members of the public to learn more about the new correctional centre and forensic psychiatry hospital that the province is considering relocating to the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth.
September 3, 99 10:06 AM
JUSTICE/HEALTH--Burnside Site under Consideration
Justice Minister Michael Baker announced earlier today that the province is considering building the correctional centre and forensic psychiatry hospital in Burnside Industrial Park. Negotiations with the Halifax Regional Municipality will begin immediately.
August 30, 99 2:22 PM
The former site of the new forensic hospital and correctional facility in Bedford will undergo stabilization work this week.
August 30, 99 11:05 AM
JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Joins Challenge to Federal Gun Legislation
Justice Minister Michael Baker today announced the province's intention to join with Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North West Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, New Brunswick and Ontario in challenging Ottawa's gun control legislation.
July 8, 99 9:50 AM
JUSTICE--Summer Safety: Simple Steps to Keep Your Home Safe
NOTE TO EDITORS: This item is part of a feature series titled Justice Matters, produced by the Department of Justice. Today's article focuses on tips to help vacationers protect their home. It is the first of several articles planned on summer safety.
June 30, 99 10:19 AM
JUSTICE--Minister Accepts Recommendations of Kaufman Report
Justice Minister Robbie Harrison today accepted recommendations made by retired justice Fred Kaufman following his review of Nova Scotia's Public Prosecution Service.
June 9, 99 2:40 PM
JUSTICE--Legislation Designating Special Places Introduced
Legislation designating three sites as special places honouring those who perished on Swissair Flight 111 was introduced today by Justice Minister Robert Harrison.
May 20, 99 2:28 PM
JUSTICE--Legislation Encourages Businesses to Use Arbitration
Justice Minister Robbie Harrison introduced legislation today to help businesses resolve disputes in a faster and less costly fashion. The Commercial Arbitration Act would encourage businesses to use arbitration as an alternative to the court process.
May 6, 99 12:30 PM
JUSTICE--Provincial Protocol Released for High-Risk Offenders
Police now have a tool to help them decide when and whether to notify communities regarding the presence of high-risk offenders in Nova Scotian communities.
April 30, 99 12:30 PM
JUSTICE/HEALTH--Residents to Review Access Road Alternative
An alternative access road has been identified for the new correctional centre and forensic psychiatric hospital in Bedford.