News releases from Justice (Page 1)

Simon Morrison Homicide Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the homicide of 18-year-old Simon Morrison of Halifax.

Extension for Judge to Conclude Desmond Fatality Inquiry

Justice

The conclusion of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry has been extended to allow Judge Warren Zimmer to continue his work.

Review of Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act Complete

Justice

The Province is accepting all recommendations included in the review of its cyberbullying legislation.

Committee Recommendations on Collection of Race-Based Police Data

Justice

The Province is accepting all recommendations by the committee established to review models for gathering race-based information from police stops.

New Supportive Housing in Halifax

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Community Services / Justice

New transitional, supportive housing for men who are exiting correctional facilities after serving their sentences will soon be available in central Halifax.

Inmate Back in Custody

Justice

The inmate who escaped from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth on Monday, August 22, is now in police custody.

Inmate Escape from Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Justice

An inmate has escaped from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

Homicide of Lee’Marion Cain Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering the largest reward ever in its unsolved crimes program in the case of eight-year-old Lee’Marion Cain of North Preston.

Province Prevents Pay Increases for MLAs

Justice

Significant pay raises for MLAs, recommended by an independent review panel, will not proceed.

Homicide Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of Sheila Patricia Madore.

Improving Accessibility for the Built Environment

Justice

The Province has reached another milestone in developing the accessibility standard for the built environment to prevent and remove barriers in the spaces where Nova Scotians live, work, learn and play.

Powers of Attorney Act Amendments Proclaimed

Justice

Legislation that further protects people who choose to use a power of attorney to oversee their affairs is now in effect.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of 26-year-old Brandon Reginald Polegato last year.

Three Judges Appointed to Provincial Court

Justice

Three new judges have been appointed to the provincial court effective today, June 3. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Brad Johns named lawyers Kelly Serbu, QC, of Halifax, Nicole Ann Rovers of Antigonish, and Bradley Gordon Sarson of Bedford to the bench.

Interim Director Appointed to Lead Serious Incident Response Team

Justice

The Province has appointed retired senior Crown attorney John Scott as interim Director of the Province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). Work is underway to hire a permanent director.

Head of Province’s Independent Police Oversight Body Retiring

Justice

Felix Cacchione, Director of Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), will retire at the end of May.

Lancement de l’examen indépendant de la loi sur l’accessibilité

Justice

Les consultations relatives au premier examen indépendant de la loi sur l’accessibilité (Accessibility Act) ont commencé aujourd’hui, le 21 avril.

Independent Review of Accessibility Act Launches

Justice

Consultations for the first independent review of the Accessibility Act launched today, April 21.

Amendments to Public Prosecutions Act

Justice

The appointment process for senior leadership positions at the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS) will be updated through amendments to the Public Prosecutions Act introduced today, April 11.

Amendments Strengthen Boat Harbour Act

Justice / Public Works

Legislation introduced today, April 7, clarifies a section of the Boat Harbour Act that prohibits legal claims against the Province for the closure of the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility.