News releases from Justice (Page 1)

Province to Ban Sales of Flavoured Cannabis Vaping Products

Finance and Treasury Board / Justice

Nova Scotia is taking further steps to protect youth by banning the sale of flavoured cannabis vaping products when they become available in the new year.

Operation Christmas Aims to Stop Impaired Driving

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Government, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and MADD Canada are joining together again this holiday season to help keep impaired drivers off the roads.

2019 Medal of Bravery Recipients Honoured

Justice

Two Nova Scotia heroes received the province’s highest recognition for bravery at a ceremony held today, Dec. 4, in Halifax.

Partenariats avec le secteur public pour améliorer l'accessibilité

Justice

Le gouvernement s'est engagé à améliorer l'accessibilité et à créer des communautés accueillantes et solidaires.

Public Sector Partnerships Expand Accessibility

Justice

Government is committed to improving accessibility and creating communities that are welcoming and supportive.

Incident at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Justice

At about 7:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, an inmate at the Central Nova Correctional Facility in Dartmouth was assaulted by other inmates.

Criminal Code Review Board Chair Appointed

Justice

Government has appointed former Justice Suzanne Hood as chairperson of the Criminal Code Review Board.

Recognizing 10 Years of Wellness Courts in Nova Scotia

Justice

Nova Scotia’s longest-running wellness court in Dartmouth is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

Memorial Grant for First Responders

Justice

Families of first responders who die as a result of their duties can receive a $300,000 memorial grant to recognize their sacrifice and service.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

Government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of 19-year-old Triston Reece.

Legislative Changes Clarify Rules for Elected Officials

Justice / Municipal Affairs and Housing

Legislative amendments, introduced today, Oct. 10, will provide clarity for elected officials and protect against potential conflicts of interest.

Des changements à la loi pour remanier les circonscriptions électorales

Justice

Un projet de loi pour remanier la carte électorale de la province a été déposé aujourd’hui 9 octobre.

Changes to Legislation Will Redraw Electoral Boundaries

Justice

Legislation to redraw the province’s electoral map was introduced today, Oct. 9.

Amendments to Fatality Investigations Act

Justice

Nova Scotia will soon have more options for timely and thorough review of unexpected deaths.

Amendments Support Infrastructure and Economic Growth

Justice

Legislation introduced today, Oct. 3, will provide clarity to the Expropriation Act and support continued infrastructure investments.

Government Employees Host Ninth Annual Harbour Swims to Kick Off Fundraiser

Justice

Provincial government employees are diving in and giving back to their communities as they kick off their annual workplace fundraising campaign for United Way with two harbour swims.

Interim Review Officer Appointed

Justice

Government has appointed an acting Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) review officer and privacy review officer, effective Sept. 1.

Improvements to Small Claims Court

Justice

Government is improving access to small claims court and simplifying the process, including waiving fees for low-income Nova Scotians.

Changes to Restorative Justice will Improve Province’s Criminal Justice System

Justice

Nova Scotians impacted by crime will now have greater access to restorative justice – a program that focuses on addressing and resolving the harms and needs of all involved.

Families get Easier Access to Information on Support Payments

Justice

Families who rely on court-ordered child and spousal support payments now have easier access to information on their case files online.