News releases from Human Rights Commission (Page 23)

Human Rights Orders to Be Enforced

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The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission now has the power to enforce board of inquiry orders that award financial compensation to victims of discrimination, says Jim Smith, Minister responsible for the administration of the Human Rights Act.

Youth Urged to Advance Human Rights

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Nova Scotia youth must help to advance human rights for the next 50 years, says Dr. Jim Smith, Minister responsible for the administration of the province's Human Rights Act.

Government Urged to Show Leadership

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Inappropriate comments made by Premier Russell MacLellan about the Indigenous Black and Mi'kmaq Program at the Dalhousie law school reinforce misconceptions about affirmative action, says the acting executive director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Criteria: Annual Journalism Awards

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PURPOSE The purpose of these awards is to recognize excellence in reporting on human rights issues and to raise awareness of human rights as an area for reporting. Further, the awards are aimed at helping to raise awareness among Nova Scotians of the importance of human rights in our society.

Awards Highlight Human Rights Reporting

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The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is sponsoring a new award to recognize reporting on human rights topics and to advance human rights as a subject for reporting.

Celebrating Mi'kmaq History Month

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For the first time, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has organized an open house as part of Mi'kmaq History Month celebrations.

Toward Better Services for Abused Women

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An affirmative action agreement signed today between Bryony House and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will help to promote better services for battered women and human rights in the workplace.

Four Boards Of Inquiry Appointed

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Nova Scotia's Human Rights Commission has appointed four boards of inquiry to consider complaints of discrimination based on political affiliation, race and color and religion.

Step Forward for Same Sex Couples

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Settlements reached in two significant human rights cases involving same-sex couples are a step forward for Nova Scotia, says Wayne MacKay, executive director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

National Conference in Halifax

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The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is hosting a national conference of human rights organizations from May 31 to June 2, 1998.

Jurisdiction of Board of Inquiry

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The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is going before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, Thursday, March 26, to defend the authority of a Board of Inquiry to consider whether provincial legislation is discriminatory.