News releases from Human Rights Commission (Page 1)

Gyasi Symonds v. Halifax Regional Municipality/Halifax Regional Police

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

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

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

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

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

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Human Rights Award Rescinded

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The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has formally rescinded the Human Rights Award presented to Rana Zaman of Halifax on Dec. 10.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

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

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

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.

Call for Nominations for 2019 Human Rights Awards

Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate individuals and groups for the 2019 Human Rights Awards.

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

Human Rights Commission

A remedy hearing for the independent human rights board of inquiry into Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia will begin in Halifax, Tuesday, Sept 10.

Human Rights Complaint Settled

Human Rights Commission

Parties to a human rights complaint have come to a mutually agreeable settlement through a facilitated discussion about the wrong-doing and resulting harms.

Chair of National Human Rights Association Elected

Human Rights Commission

The director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has been elected chair of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown, today June 28.

Beals v. Dartmouth Comfort Inn Board of Inquiry Decision

Human Rights Commission

The chair of an independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Yvette Beals v. Dartmouth Comfort Inn issued his decision today, June 6.

Landlords Advised Against Discriminatory Rental Practices

Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is hoping to educate landlords after seeing a noticeable increase in inquiries related to discriminatory rental practices targeting families.

Dion Thomas-Hodges v. Nova Scotia Health Authority

Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Dion Thomas-Hodges v. Nova Scotia Health Authority will begin Tuesday, June 4 in Halifax.

Harding v. Province of Nova Scotia and Department of Health and Wellness

Human Rights Commission

A human rights complaint sent to an independent board of inquiry has resulted in a settlement between the parties involved.

Symington v. Halifax Regional Municipality Fire and Emergency Services

Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Kathleen Symington v. Halifax Regional Municipality Fire and Emergency Services will begin Tuesday, May 21, in Halifax.

Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Decision on Remedy

Human Rights Commission

The chair of an independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality issued her decision on remedy today, May 15.