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Les Néo-Écossais sont invités à contribuer à l’amélioration du Programme d’exécution des ordonnances alimentaires

Justice

April 27, 2016 1:38 PM

JUSTICE--Les Néo-Écossais sont invités à contribuer à l’amélioration du Programme d’exécution des ordonnances alimentaires
Les Néo-Écossais peuvent améliorer le programme qui aide les familles à obtenir le soutien dont elles ont besoin et dont le tribunal a ordonné le versement en participant à une consultation sur la loi sur l’exécution des ordonnances (Maintenance Enforcement Act), consultation qui est lancée aujourd’hui, 27 avril.

Nova Scotians Invited to Help Improve the Maintenance Enforcement Program

Justice

April 27, 2016 1:33 PM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotians Invited to Help Improve the Maintenance Enforcement Program
Nova Scotians can improve the program that helps families get their court-ordered support by participating in a consultation on the Maintenance Enforcement Act, launched today, April 27.

Changes to the Elections Act

Justice

April 25, 2016 4:10 PM

JUSTICE--Changes to the Elections Act
Government introduced changes to the Elections Act today, April 25, that will include new rules around advertising and a maximum time period to hold an election.

Minister Initiates Independent Review

Justice

April 22, 2016 3:14 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Initiates Independent Review
Government has hired a retired chief justice from Prince Edward Island to conduct an independent review relating to the death of Samantha Mercer.

Government Introduces Service Dog Act

Justice

April 22, 2016 9:21 AM

JUSTICE--Government Introduces Service Dog Act
The government introduced the Service Dog Act today, April 22, to protect the rights of service dog users.

Le gouvernement préparera une nouvelle loi sur la cybersécurité.

Justice

April 14, 2016 11:09 AM

JUSTICE--Le gouvernement préparera une nouvelle loi sur la cybersécurité.
La Province s’affaire à préparer une nouvelle loi pour protéger les Néo-Écossais, peu importe leur âge, contre les effets néfastes de la cyberintimidation.

Government to Draft New Cyber-Safety Legislation

Justice

April 14, 2016 11:04 AM

JUSTICE--Government to Draft New Cyber-Safety Legislation
The province is working on new legislation to protect Nova Scotians of all ages from the harmful effects of cyberbullying.

Sheriffs and Conductive Energy Weapons, Op-Ed Piece

Justice

April 11, 2016 3:18 PM

JUSTICE--Sheriffs and Conductive Energy Weapons, Op-Ed Piece
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Justice Minister Diana Whalen.
In Nova Scotia, sheriffs work hard every day to keep us safe. Our 235 sheriffs are responsible for court security, civil enforcement and prisoner transport. In rural areas, they also transport money from courts and serve summonses. Their duties can be dangerous and at times they can be exposed to violence. They take their responsibility to serve and protect Nova Scotians very seriously. We too have a duty to keep them and the places where they work safe.

Program Helping Children Through Supervised Visits Expands in Yarmouth

Justice

April 8, 2016 9:55 AM

JUSTICE--Program Helping Children Through Supervised Visits Expands in Yarmouth
Children in Yarmouth who are unable to spend time with their parents will now have access to visits through the Supervised Access and Exchange Program.

Maximum Reward to be Paid Under the Major Unsolved Crime Program

Justice

March 17, 2016 9:53 AM

JUSTICE--Maximum Reward to be Paid Under the Major Unsolved Crime Program
A serious crime has been solved and a man is behind bars with the help of information received through Nova Scotia's Reward for Major Unsolved Crime Program. This week, the program paid its second maximum reward of $150,000.

Changes Coming to the Incompetent Persons Act

Justice

March 15, 2016 9:27 AM

JUSTICE--Changes Coming to the Incompetent Persons Act
NOTE: The following is a statement by Justice Minister Diana Whalen.
Last December, Nova Scotians raised concerns about a young man who had court ordered restrictions placed on his freedom. They said the Incompetent Persons Act fails to protect the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Time Moves Ahead This Sunday

Justice

March 10, 2016 11:39 AM

JUSTICE–-Time Moves Ahead This Sunday
Nova Scotians will lose some sleep but gain some daylight when the clocks move forward into daylight savings time this weekend.

Death in Custody at Cape Breton Correctional Facility

Justice

January 31, 2016 2:13 PM

JUSTICE--Death in Custody at Cape Breton Correctional Facility
A man was found deceased in his cell at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility today, Jan. 31.

Internal Review of Prisoner's Escape from Sheriffs Complete

Justice

January 25, 2016 12:29 PM

JUSTICE--Internal Review of Prisoner's Escape from Sheriffs Complete
The internal review into the escape of Marc Joseph Pellerin from Nova Scotia Sheriff's custody in early December is now complete.

Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced

Justice

January 20, 2016 11:52 AM

JUSTICE--Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced
Ten lawyers can now add the prestigious Queen's Counsel designation to their list of accomplishments.

Speeding Ticket Online Payments Now Available

Justice

January 19, 2016 1:39 PM

JUSTICE--Speeding Ticket Online Payments Now Available
Nova Scotians with a speeding ticket and other summary offense tickets will now have the option of paying online.

Christine Hanson Appointed New CEO of Human Rights Commission

Justice

January 6, 2016 12:04 PM

JUSTICE/HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Christine Hanson Appointed New CEO of Human Rights Commission
A Halifax native, diplomat and international lawyer, is the new director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

2012 Double Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

January 5, 2016 2:38 PM

JUSTICE--2012 Double Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the homicides of Matthew Hebb and Earle Stewart through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Police Partner with MADD for Operation Christmas

Justice

November 25, 2015 2:06 PM

JUSTICE/TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Police Partner with MADD for Operation Christmas
Government and law enforcement agencies are coming together to promote road safety during Operation Christmas.

Legislation Will Better Support Children and Parents, Guardians

Justice

November 24, 2015 2:09 PM

JUSTICE--Legislation Will Better Support Children and Parents, Guardians
New legislation will support children and put their interests first when families break up.

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