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Minister Accepts Findings of Independent Reviews into Clayton Miller Death

Justice

April 16, 2015 1:28 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Accepts Findings of Independent Reviews into Clayton Miller Death
Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab today, April 16, accepted the findings of two independent reviews into the death of Cape Breton teenager Clayton Miller almost 25 years ago.

Nova Scotia Elections Act Gives More Chances to Vote

Justice

April 8, 2015 1:18 PM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Elections Act Gives More Chances to Vote
Amendments to the Nova Scotia Elections Act will modernize provincial elections and give Nova Scotians more opportunities to cast their vote.

New Judge Appointed for Provincial and Family Court

Justice

March 31, 2015 10:38 AM

JUSTICE--New Judge Appointed for Provincial and Family Court
Elizabeth Buckle has been appointed as a Nova Scotia provincial and family court judge.

Amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act

Justice

March 27, 2015 9:08 AM

JUSTICE--Amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act
Amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act introduced today, March 27, further strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault.

2009 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

March 25, 2015 10:45 AM

JUSTICE--2009 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program
Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the death of Timothy John Kelly through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

New Judge Appointed for Provincial and Family Court

Justice

March 17, 2015 11:17 AM

JUSTICE--New Judge Appointed for Provincial and Family Court
Tim Daley is Nova Scotia's newest provincial and family court judge.

Don't Forget to Spring Forward Sunday, March 8

Justice

March 5, 2015 8:44 AM

JUSTICE--Don't Forget to Spring Forward Sunday, March 8
The ground may be snow covered, but on Sunday, March 8, Nova Scotians will be able to enjoy more sunlight when daylight savings time begins.

New Correctional Facility Officially Opens in Pictou County

Justice

February 6, 2015 10:47 AM

JUSTICE--New Correctional Facility Officially Opens in Pictou County
Nova Scotia's newest correctional facility will add 150 beds to the correctional system and enhance safety and security for offenders and staff. The Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, located in Priestville, Pictou Co., opens Monday, Feb. 9.

Instructions de la Cour dans le cas des circonscriptions électorales

Justice

January 26, 2015 12:29 PM

JUSTICE--Instructions de la Cour dans le cas des circonscriptions électorales
La Cour d'appel demande aux parties intéressées de présenter une demande si elles souhaitent intervenir dans l'action en justice concernant une recommandation de la Commission de délimitation des circonscriptions électorales de 2012 visant à abolir trois circonscriptions électorales acadiennes.

Court Issues Directions in Electoral Boundaries Proceedings

Justice

January 26, 2015 12:26 PM

JUSTICE--Court Issues Directions in Electoral Boundaries Proceedings
The Court of Appeal is directing interested parties to file an application if they want to intervene in court proceedings about a recommendation of the 2012 Report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission to abolish three Acadian electoral districts.

Directive Given About Publishing Rehtaeh Parsons's Name

Justice

December 17, 2014 9:24 AM

JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Directive Given About Publishing Rehtaeh Parsons's Name
Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab issued a ministerial directive today, Dec. 17, to clarify the use of Rehtaeh Parsons's name under the existing publication ban.

Nova Scotia Lawyers Receive Prestigious Designation

Justice

December 12, 2014 10:31 AM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Lawyers Receive Prestigious Designation
Fourteen lawyers have earned the honourary title of Queen's Counsel.

Police Partner With MADD for Operation Christmas

Justice

November 26, 2014 12:07 PM

JUSTICE/TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Police Partner With MADD for Operation Christmas
Government and law enforcement agencies are coming together to launch Operation Christmas.

Policies, Procedures Not Followed in Mistaken Release

Justice

November 21, 2014 10:47 AM

JUSTICE--Policies, Procedures Not Followed in Mistaken Release
An internal investigation into the mistaken release of an offender from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Nov. 7, has determined that policies and procedures were not followed.

Public Notification of Mistaken Release

Justice

November 7, 2014 10:55 AM

JUSTICE--Public Notification of Mistaken Release
NOTE: A photo of the person is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/Photos/2014/11/07/ELIAHS-KENT-SEPT-23-2014.jpg .
The Department of Justice is notifying the public about a man who was mistakenly released from custody today, Nov. 7, from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

Time Falls Back on Nov. 2

Justice

October 29, 2014 1:41 PM

JUSTICE--Time Falls Back on Nov. 2
Nova Scotians will gain an extra hour of sleep Sunday, Nov. 2, when daylight savings time ends.

New Limitations Act Changes Time Limits to Sue

Justice

October 29, 2014 1:11 PM

JUSTICE--New Limitations Act Changes Time Limits to Sue
A new Limitations of Actions Act, introduced today, Oct. 29, will eliminate time limits for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who want to file lawsuits. It will also set standard time limits for filing other civil lawsuits.

Amendments to Cellphone Legislation

Justice

October 23, 2014 2:29 PM

SERVICE N.S./JUSTICE--Amendments to Cellphone Legislation
Cellphone users in Nova Scotia will have broader protection when a new federal Wireless Code applies to all cellphone contracts on June 3, 2015.

Opinion des tribunaux demandée au sujet de la loi sur les circonscriptions électorales

Justice

October 3, 2014 11:51 AM

JUSTICE--Opinion des tribunaux demandée au sujet de la loi sur les circonscriptions électorales
Lena Metlege Diab, procureure générale, demande à la Cour d'appel de la Nouvelle-Écosse son opinion sur l'abolition de trois circonscriptions électorales acadiennes.

Court Opinion Sought on Electoral Boundaries Legislation

Justice

October 3, 2014 11:47 AM

JUSTICE--Court Opinion Sought on Electoral Boundaries Legislation
Attorney General Lena Metlege Diab is asking the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for an opinion on the abolishment of three Acadian electoral districts.

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