News releases from Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (Page 1)

Disability Rights Board of Inquiry

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will continue Friday, April 22.

Disability Rights Board of Inquiry

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will begin Wednesday, February 16.

2021 Human Rights Awards Presented

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Four Nova Scotians were presented with the 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards today, December 10.

Deborah Carleton vs. Halifax Regional Police and/or the Halifax Regional Police Association Board of Inquiry Resumes

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

The independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Deborah Carleton vs. Halifax Regional Police and/or the Halifax Regional Police Association will resume Tuesday, November 2, in Halifax.

Duff vs. Town of New Glasgow Board of Inquiry

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Kaitlin Duff vs. the Town of New Glasgow will begin Monday, October 25, in Stellarton.

Deborah Carleton vs. Halifax Regional Police and/or the Halifax Regional Police Association Board of Inquiry

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Deborah Carleton vs. Halifax Regional Police and/or the Halifax Regional Police Association will begin Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Halifax.

Call for Nominations for 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2021 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards.

Appel de candidatures pour les Prix des droits de la personne de la Nouvelle-Écosse de 2021

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

La Commission des droits de la personne de la Nouvelle-Écosse invite les mises en candidature aux Prix des droits de la personne de 2021.

Symonds v. Halifax Regional Municipality Board of Inquiry Decision

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry has found that a Halifax man was discriminated against by police when ticketed for jaywalking.

Joseph Fraser Appointed New CEO of Human Rights Commission

Justice / Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotia has appointed longtime human rights leader Joseph Fraser as the new director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. The appointment takes effect April 19.

Gyasi Symonds v. Halifax Regional Municipality/Halifax Regional Police

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Gyasi Symonds v. Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Regional Police is scheduled to begin next week in Halifax.

Parties Reach Settlement in Human Rights Complaint

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

On July 11, 2019, Jason McDonald filed a human rights complaint against the New Waterford Legion Branch 15 citing he was discriminated against based on his sexual orientation.

COVID-19 and Discrimination

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission / COVID - 19

The following is a statement issued by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Lawrence v. Searidge Foundation Board of Inquiry Begins

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Darlene Lawrence v. Searidge Foundation begins Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Annapolis Co.

Rappel aux détaillants de l’existence d’une loi contre la discrimination

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

La Commission des droits de la personne de la Nouvelle-Écosse rappelle aux détaillants et aux fournisseurs de service dans la province qu’en vertu de la loi sur les droits de la personne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Nova Scotia Human Rights Act), il est illégal d’exercer de la discrimination à l’endroit d’une personne en raison de sa race ou de sa couleur.

Retailers Reminded of Law Against Discrimination

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is reminding retailers and service providers in the province that it is illegal to discriminate against an individual on the basis of their race and/or colour under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.

Human Rights Award Rescinded

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has formally rescinded the Human Rights Award presented to Rana Zaman of Halifax on Dec. 10.

2019 Human Rights Awards Presented

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Three individuals and two groups were presented with the 2019 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards today, Dec. 10 in Halifax.

MacLean, Livingstone, Delaney and Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia Remedy Decision

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Complainants in the matter of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia were awarded damages in the remedy decision issued yesterday, Dec. 4 by Walter Thompson, chair of the independent board of inquiry who found they were discriminated against in his decision issued in March 2019.

Symington v. Halifax Regional Municipality Board of Inquiry Dismissed

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

The board chair in an independent human rights board of inquiry has dismissed the matter of Kathleen Symington v. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency today, Oct. 15.